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Silent majority needs encouragement in fight against anti-Semitism
Seven decades after the Holocaust and the creation of the State of Israel, the anti-Semitism that has been shaped since the turn of this century—nearly all of it recycled from previous manifestations of Jew-hatred—is at a new height of confidence.
Jonathan S. Tobin
The border analogy problem
Why comparing Central American asylum-seekers to the Holocaust won’t help them or fix America’s broken immigration system.
Vandals in Belgium damage Holocaust memorial
European Jewish Press
Vandals damage a Holocaust memorial in the Belgian city of Ghent on the eve of a Kristallnacht commemoration.
Putin plays with the Holocaust
Russia does not make movies for the sake of art, but for the sake of politics.
‘Witness’: A glimpse of Elie Wiesel through the eyes of his protégé
A new book by Wiesel’s longtime assistant (and good friend) Ariel Burger was born of a 25-year bond between student and teacher.
80th Kristallnacht anniversary: ‘Jewish people should not have to question their future in Europe’
“Nobody should ever be afraid to go to a synagogue or wear a ‘kipah’ in the European Union. Today, as every day, the European Commission stands firm against all forms of anti-Semitism. We will continue to relentlessly fight prejudice and stereotypes in Europe.”
Canadian premier apologizes for nation’s failure to save German Jews on ‘St. Louis’
“We apologize to the 907 German Jews aboard the ‘St. Louis,’ as well as their families,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We are sorry for the callousness of Canada’s response. We are sorry for not apologizing sooner.”
Anti-Israel boycotters disrupt Holocaust film in Berlin
The crowd booed as the two activists were removed from the theater by Israeli security personnel.
Malaysian premier describes Jews as ‘hook-nosed,’ challenges 6 million murdered in Holocaust
European Jewish Press
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed Israel for creating the troubles in the Middle East, in an interview with BBC’s HardTalk.
Pope Francis takes part in ceremony commemorating the liquidation of Vilnius Ghetto
Vilnius had been known for centuries as the “Jerusalem of the North” for its importance to Jewish thought and politics. Each year, the September anniversary is commemorated with readings of the names of Jews killed by Nazis or Lithuanian partisans or deported to concentration camps.
Honoring Polish rescuers in Warsaw who risked all to save Jews during the Holocaust
“Your deeds helped to preserve our collective humanity—and we are forever in your debt for doing so,” said Eric Green, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Warsaw.
‘To Bear Witness’: Florida college student’s inaugural photo exhibit illustrates starkness of Poland
Images in Poland may be “thought-provoking,” though they touch on the “macabre,” says Alexander (Avi) Davidson, who can relate to life’s darker moments.
New York’s ‘last Nazi’ is finally deported to Germany
Jakiw Palij may have been low down in the hierarchy, but he was present during “a daylong killing spree of unfathomable ruthlessness and horror,” when 6,000 Jewish women, men and children were massacred at Trawniki by the Germans and their local auxiliaries.
US deports 95-year-old Nazi collaborator to Germany after years of unsuccessful attempts
“A 14-year-long campaign has finally been crowned with success,” said Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Trawniki guards do not deserve the privilege of living in the United States.”
Jewish ruins of the Rhine
In Mainz, a German city where a Jewish schoolgirl was recently murdered, attempts are underway to recognize its former Jewish glory.