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Holocaust denier Irving now plans tours to Auschwitz

LONDON (WJC)–The convicted Holocaust denier David Irving is set to lead guided tours of former Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz and Treblinka, the British newspaper ‘Daily Mail’ reports. The revisionist historian, who was convicted of Holocaust denial in 2006 by a court in Austria and sentenced to three years in jail, is scheduled to take […]

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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, February 18, 1955, Part 2

Compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff Real People (Editorial) Southwestern Jewish Press, February 18, 1955, Page 3 The approach of the United Jewish Fund campaign in March mad us acutely aware of the fact that organized charity has developed to the point where it has become difficult to think of those we help as […]

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Commentary: Opposition to NYC mosque not 'Islamaphobia'

By Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel NEW YORK–In the debate surrounding the Cordoba mosque planned for a site near Ground Zero, one canard should be immediately knocked down: the idea that opposing this it is the result of ‘Islamophobia.’ ‘Islamophobia’ is a misleading term. Consider, terrorism carried out by Muslims, acting in the […]

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8 American Muslims tour concentration camps, oppose Holocaust denial

NEW YORK (WJC)–Eight Muslim American leaders, who visited the sites of former Nazi concentration camps and met with Holocaust survivors earlier this month, have signed a statement condemning Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. The trip, intended to teach the participants about the Holocaust, featured visits to the Dachau and Auschwitz camps. “We stand united as Muslim […]

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'Psalms,' set in Belgium, is unusual Holocaust memoir

Psalms, A Memoir by Hirsch Grunstein; Create Space; 403 pages; no price listed. By Norman Manson SAN DIEGO–This is, in a number of ways, a very unusual memoir of Holocaust survival. It is not a story of survival in death camps, nor of life on the run deep in the fields and woods of eastern […]

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Music of hope and resistance featured at Melbourne concert

By Joseph Toltz MELBOURNE,  26 July – A special performance of the music of  the Theresienstadt Ghetto (Terezin) was presented in Melbourne on Sunday, July 25. Terezin, a small garrison town built in 1780 by Emperor Franz-Josef II, lies peacefully among meadows and gardens, 38 miles northwest of Prague. To us, its German name is […]

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Recollection of musical and non-musical trips past

By David Amos SAN DIEGO–Many times, the non-musical experiences of a conducting assignment are worthy to share. In the spring of 1993, I traveled to the city of Katowice in Poland, to conduct the Polish National Radio Orchestra in two compact disc releases. I had been to Katowice before. In 1990, I was in Poland […]

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Muslims, Christians and Jews together ponder lessons of the Shoah

By Jeanette Friedman PHILADELPHIA–They came in early spring, like migrating birds from every corner of the world—more than 200 professors and clergymen, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and even atheists and agnostics—to discuss and study the Holocaust and to celebrate and honor the work of the late Rev. Franklin Littell at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. […]

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Two Auschwitz Survivors have emotional meeting at Haifa ceremony

HAIFA (Press Release)–An emotional first-time meeting took place at the University of Haifa between two survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp: Miriam Yahav, 83, and Nahum Bendel, 82. The two became connected five years ago, in 2005, when  Yahav spontaneously stepped up to the stage at a ceremony in Poland commemorating 60 years of the liberation […]

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Harvard scholar Suleiman to lecture on novelist murdered by Nazis

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)—Harvard University Prof. Susan Rubin Suleiman will lecture Friday, April 30,  on the experiences of murdered novelist Irene Nemirovsky, a Jew who converted to Roman Catholicism, but still was sent to Auschwitz under Nazi laws. Suleiman, who served as scholar in residence at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in San Diego, has […]

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A short overview of Holocaust commemorations

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–The Holocaust leads all other tragedies in the extent of its commemoration. Numerous countries have an annual observance on January 27th, the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Some of them also commemorate Israel’s observance in the Spring. It comes […]

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Passion and compassion characterized UJF Men's Event

 By Randy Fadem SAN DIEGO–The United Jewish Federation held its annual Men’s Event at the La Jolla Hyatt Regency of Wednesday January 27, 2010. Over 800 Jewish men attended. They were treated to a gala evening of presentations by UJF dignitaries, program recipients, and  two featured speakers, Shahar Azani, Consul for Culture  at the Israeli […]

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Security guard at Auschwitz dismissed in aftermath of sign theft

AUSCHWITZ, Poland (WJC)–The Auschwitz Museum has dismissed a security guard a security guard who was in charge last month when the infamous sign ‘Arbeit macht frei’, which hangs over the entrance to the former Nazi death camp, was stolen. “We found that the fault was human error. The head of the security team on service […]

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Pope Benedict XVI calls for healing of wounds between Jews and Catholics

ROME (WJC)—At his highly publicized visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI said the Vatican had “provided assistance” to Jews in a “hidden and discreet way” during the Holocaust, thus indirectly defending his predecessor Pius XII. While not citing him by name, Benedict XVI attempted to address concerns in the Jewish community […]

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