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The Jerusalem Post, by Daniel K. Eisenbud, April 23, 2014 Hundreds of high school students to ride train from Budapest to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. To mark the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation and murder of over 585,000 Hungarian Jews during World War II, hundreds of highschool students from across the globe [...]
The Forward, By Anna Goldenberg, April 09, 2014 Holocaust Plays Only Small Role in New Institution Dariusz Stola, the newly appointed director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, never seems to tire of discussing the groundbreaking institution’s most important mission. The bespectacled history professor, who is not Jewish, says the museum aims [...]
The New York Times, By Patrick Murphy April 7, 2014 Radical nationalist party’s 20% election success due in part to campaign to shed its anti-Roma and anti-Semitic rhetoric BUDAPEST (AFP) – Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, describing itself as the EU’s “most successful radical nationalist party,” was celebrating gains in weekend elections on Monday after a campaign that sought [...]
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
Three out of my four grandparents are holocaust survivors. They are each a strong part of my life, although they have been deeply affected by the trauma they underwent – they do not speak of their pasts and the torturing that they endured. I feel that in order to properly honour and respect them, it is vitally to continually learn more of their past, and it will help me relate to them more closely in the present.