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In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street

Only 17 out of 7,000 Jews remain in Edinets since WWII. Now, a defunct house of worship where 90 penitents were massacred is on the market By Julie Masis EDINETS, Moldova — In a small town in northern Moldova, a former synagogue is for sale on Holocaust Street. The building, where some 90 Jewish townsfolk […]

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Know who Jacob W. Davis was? He invented Levi’s

Editor’s Note:  Editor Donald H. Harrison and his grandson Shor recently completed a 2,000 mile journey through California and Nevada, collecting and photographing Jewish stories along the way.  This article is the fifth in a series generated during that trip. Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori RENO, Nevada —  Instead of […]

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Jewish museum features biochemist Gertrude Elion

PHILADELPHIA (Press Release) —Visitors to the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) now have the opportunity to learn about biochemist Gertrude B. Elion and her groundbreaking medical research in the Museum’s Only in America®  Gallery/Hall of Fame located on the free-of-charge first floor. The gallery features several artifacts illustrating Elion’s Nobel Prize-winning work, which led to the […]

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Rare, historic garments preserved by Levi Strauss & Co.

Editor’s Note:  Editor Donald H. Harrison and his grandson Shor recently completed a 2,000 mile journey through California and Nevada, collecting and photographing Jewish stories along the way.  This article is the fourth in a series generated during that trip. Story by Donald H. Harrison; Photos by Shor M. Masori SAN FRANCISCO – In the […]

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Macron restates France’s responsibility for WWII roundup of Jews

French President Emmanuel Macron underscored France’s responsibility for the World War II deportation of Jews on Sunday while marking the 75th anniversary of the detention of more than 13,000 people at the Vélodrome d’Hiver (Vél d’Hiv) in Paris. “France organised it,” Macron said, adding that “not a single German” took part in orchestrating the notorious […]

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Museum exhibit reimagines war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, Nazi who coordinated Holocaust

A museum exhibit opening Sunday recreates the historic Nazi war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann, a former SS lieutenant-colonel convicted and executed for helping orchestrate the Holocaust. New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan will let visitors re-live the 1961 court proceedings starting Sunday when an exhibit opens containing the bulletproof booth Eichmann sat […]

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Were the Jack the Ripper murders an elaborate anti-Semitic frameup?

Author Stephen Senise says it’s no coincidence that Britain’s most infamous unsolved crime is alleged to have been committed by a Jew — it was planned that way all along By Robert Philpot LONDON — It is the greatest whodunit in British history. For nearly 130 years, writers, criminologists, historians and amateur sleuths have pondered […]

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Photos: Neighbors killing neighbors — a Polish community still reels over the massacre of its Jewish residents

If wars leave scars, then Poland has a deep red gash through its middle. For six years during World War II, the country was fought from both sides; the Soviet Union invaded from the east and Germany from the west. Five million Poles died during the war — that’s one-fifth of the population. Three million […]

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Book chronicles and analyzes coercion and depravity

Theresienstadt 1941-1945: The Face of a Coerced Community  by H.G.Adler; Cambridge University Press, 2017 By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — This monumental monograph, to which no book review can hope to do justice, comprises more than 850 pages and constitutes a far-reaching and detailed account, or rather scientific analysis, of the concentration camp that was […]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Jews of India

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just completed an official 3-day visit to Israel. The highly successful trip included agreements in the areas of technological innovation, water conservation, desalination, space technology, and more. There was also discussion about the more than 80,000 Jews who live in India, many of whom […]

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With no Jews left to protest, Christian crosses grace Holocaust memorials in Belarus

In addition to problems with Jewish law, where some in the scant Jewish community see a positive gesture, others see cultural insensitivity By Julie Masis PETRIKOV, Belarus — A few years ago, a monument to the local residents who perished during the Nazi occupation was built in the central park of the small town of […]

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Earliest mosaic of Jonah and the whale found in Galilee synagogue

Artwork uncovered at Roman-era synagogue in Huqoq also shows building the Tower of Babel and a Greco-Roman calendar By Amanda Borschel-Dan Unprecedented depictions of the biblical Jonah and the whale have been found at a fifth-century Roman synagogue in Israel’s lower Galilee. In the recently discovered mosaic, Jonah’s legs are shown dangling from the mouth […]

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Trump’s Analysis About Hitler And Stalin Invading Poland: ‘That Was Tough’

President Donald Trump gave a brief history lesson on Poland’s recent invasions during a Warsaw speech Thursday. In a few brief lines, he discussed Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Soviet invasion of Poland. Ultimately, Trump deemed the attack was “tough.” Trump on Hitler and Stalin invading Poland: “That’s trouble. That’s tough.” pic.twitter.com/prE4uOhVnV — Bradd […]

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Auschwitz Criticizes Congressman Over Video

Officials at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland have criticized a Louisiana congressman who narrated a section of a video from inside one of the concentration camp’s gas chambers. Representative Clay Higgins posted the video Saturday. In it he pays tribute to those murdered in the camp, and says “Man’s inhumanity to man can […]

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