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Pro-Nazi posters discovered in university in Western Canada

Racist and pro-Nazi posters were discovered over the weekend at the University of British Columbia (UBC), local radio station CKNW reported. The posters were discovered at the school”s War Memorial Gym on Saturday. The gym is the site of UBC”s annual Remembrance Day events, and students and staff were scheduled to gather there for ceremonies. […]

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Secret Holocaust-era archive on display in Poland

Eight decades ago, Jewish archivists facing death in the Warsaw Ghetto hid a trove of documents they hoped would bear testimony to the sufferings of the Holocaust. Now part of the unparallelled archive has gone on display in its first permanent exhibition at the Polish capital’s Jewish Historical Institute. “This is the greatest Jewish treasure […]

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Prince Charles: Jewish immigration to blame for terrorism

The heir to the British throne blamed Jewish immigration to Israel for turmoil in the Middle East, and called on the US to confront the “Jewish lobby”, The Daily Mail reported Sunday. Charles, Prince of Wales, the present heir apparent to the crown, blamed Jewish immigration to Israel for Middle Eastern turmoil, writing to a […]

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The Balfour Declaration and the Problem of the Jews

By Jerry Klinger LONDON, England — The Royal Albert Hall in London is a magnificent concert and arts venue.  The foundation stone of the great hall, capable of seating over 5,700, was laid by Queen Victoria in 1867.  The Royal Albert Hall was built upon the land and home of William Wilberforce. Wilberforce, an Evangelical […]

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Indonesian museum removes Nazi-themed exhibit after outrage

An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday. De ARCA Statue Art Museum in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta drew swift condemnation from rights groups after details of the […]

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To honor WWII vet, seafaring Torah scroll to sail on new US Navy supercarrier

By Rich Tenorio As Americans give thanks to their military veterans, a unique Torah scroll aboard the US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will honor one veteran in particular — and it’s the centerpiece in remembering 100 years of outreach efforts to Jewish servicemembers. On November 29, in Norfolk, Virginia, the JCC Association of North America […]

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Nazi Display At Indonesia Museum Sparks Outrage

A wax figure of Adolf Hitler at the De Mata Museum in Indonesia is attracting international backlash. The statue stands in front of a photograph of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Teenagers are reportedly taking gleeful selfies with the figurine, which the museum defended as a “fun” way to interact with photogenic displays. According to the […]

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Grandson of famous Jewish WWII partisans makes resistance meaningful today

By Cathryn J. Prince NEW YORK — For Matthew Bielski his saba and savta (grandfather and grandmother) were nothing short of modern day Maccabees. As the grandson of Jewish partisans Sonia and Zus Bielski, Mattthew Bielski, 33, frequently heard stories about surviving frigid winters deep in the Nalibaki forest, in northwestern Belarus. He also heard […]

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German museum shows art from vast trove hidden for decades

BONN, Germany – Some 250 art works that a reclusive collector hid from the world for decades, including pieces likely looted from Jewish owners under Nazi rule, are on show at a German museum. The paintings being shown starting from Thursday at Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle – including works by Albrecht Duerer, Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro […]

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New Anne Frank Play Doesn’t Mention Jews And Nazis

It’s Anne Frank—without the Jews or the Nazis! A Dutch production of a new take on the diary-writing young girl will open amid criticism from Jewish groups this week for erasing the Frank family’s Jewish identity and failing to mention the Nazis who killed Anne and her sister in a concentration camp. Frank, of course, […]

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SNL: Larry David Holocaust Jokes Slammed

Larry David started his Saturday Night Live hosting gig with a joke that’s been slammed as seriously insensitive by some viewers – and defended by others. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star wrapped up his intro with a joke about picking up women in concentration camps. David said: “I’ve always been obsessed with women, and I’ve […]

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Thousands of pro-Palestinians march in London against Balfour

By TOI staff Several thousand pro-Palestinians marched through the streets of London on Saturday to protest the centenary of the historic Balfour Declaration that helped lead to the creation of the Jewish state. The marchers held signs reading “Free Palestine” and Justice for Palestine,” while they chanted “Free, Free Palestine and “Occupation no more.” There […]

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He recalls 75th anniversary of Holocaust train ride

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — While well over seven decades have passed, many of ones life the experiences are deeply embedded in our mind and specific dates have a significant impact despite the passage of time. While the aim in life should be take each day as it comes, and generally always be forward looking, […]

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How many Tunisian Jews were murdered in the Holocaust?

The ‘From Tunis to Djerba’ conference was held this week at the Dahan Center at Bar-Ilan University. A new study was presented at the event which revealed that the number of Tunisian Jews who perished in the Holocaust is tens of percentage points higher than previously thought and stands at close to 700 people. “When […]

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