Posts Tagged ‘holocaust’

 

Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness

editor 23 April 2018

By Caroline Glick.. On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New Israel Fund announced it signed a partnership agreement with Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, established in 1963 to administer the profits from the sales of her diary. Frank’s diary has sold more than 30 million copies in 60 languages since it was first published in 1947. Its sales and global reach make it the most famous book authored by a Jew aside from the Bible. (more…)

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Yom HaShoah 2018 / 5778 יום השואה

editor 11 April 2018

By Christians for Israel International.. Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. (more…)

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The Hysteria over the Polish Law

editor 4 April 2018

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 785, April 3, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The essence of Zionism as a national liberation movement is the Jewish People’s return to history as a sovereign actor – a nation among the nations. Insofar as the Holocaust is not the justification for its sovereign existence, Israel’s response to the Polish law forbidding Poles from being accused of involvement in Nazi crimes must take into account pragmatic considerations in the changing political arena. [Photo top right: Theodor Hertzl | Wikimedia Commons | Credit: Carl Pietzner (1853–1927) um 1909]. (more…)

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Poland Unleashes Its Own Inner Demons

editor 10 March 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. If Poland wants to demonstrate it really did have nothing to do with the Holocaust, it’s going a mighty strange way about it. A new law passed by the Polish parliament criminalizing any suggestion that Poland was involved in the Holocaust has produced a crisis in Polish-Jewish relations described as the most serious since the fall of communism in 1989. Poland is well known for its sensitivity to the false description of Nazi concentration camps on its soil as being “Polish camps.” But the new law goes much further. [Photo top right: Emanuel Ringelblum (1900 – 1944) | Photo The JDC Archives].  (more…)

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1946 U.S. Document Reveals Poles Treated Jews As Badly As Germans Did

editor 7 March 2018

By Tamara Zieve.. The report said many Jews preferred to flee, even to Germany, after the war. A declassified US State Department report from 1946 documented the abhorrent treatment of Poland’s Jews before, during and after World War II. The report equated Polish and Nazi treatment of the Jewish population and said many Jews preferred to flee, even to Germany, after the war. The document, titled “The Jews in Poland Since the Liberation,” was obtained by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and shown exclusively to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, the same day a Polish governmental delegation arrived in Israel to discuss Warsaw’s contentious “Holocaust law,” which has caused a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. [Photo top right: A sign reading “Stop!” in German and Polish is seen at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp | Credit:REUTERS].  (more…)

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Rare color footage of the Nazis and their crimes against the Jews [disturbing content]

editor 21 February 2018

By Israel Video Network.. This video of the devil on earth – in full color – is absolutely critical to view. Hitler’s plans to systematically destroy the entire Jewish nation was so beyond the imagination of so many that the idea of anti-semitism going from occasional pogroms to massive killing and then a systematic killing of all Jews was simply beyond anything that could be imagined. This is a very important point to learn for the future. What is unfathomable can indeed become reality. (more…)

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WJC condemns Polish PM’s ‘absurd and unconscionable’ claim of Jewish responsibility for Holocaust, demands retraction and apology

editor 20 February 2018

By WJC.. NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has strongly condemned Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s “absurd and unconscionable” allegation at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (February 17, 2018) that Jews could be counted among the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and demanded an immediate retraction and apology from the Polish government. (more…)

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Poland’s president says he will sign controversial Holocaust bill

editor 17 February 2018

By James Masters – CNN.. Polish President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review. The law would make it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust. It would also ban the use of terms such as “Polish death camps” in relation to Auschwitz and other such camps located in Nazi-occupied Poland. Violations will be punished by a fine or a jail sentence of up to three years. [Photo top right: Poland’s President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference to announce that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill | Photo credit JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images].  (more…)

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In first, Germany to compensate 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors

editor 7 February 2018

By Stuart Winer.. Living under the French Vichy regime which collaborated with the Nazis, they were persecuted for being Jewish; now they are eligible for a one-time payment of $3,183. The German government has agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors eligible for compensation, and they will be able to apply for a one-time grant later this year, a survivors rights organization announced Monday (January 5, 2018). [Photo top right: Illustrative photo of Algerian Jewish tailors. (Courtesy of JIMENA)].  (more…)

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The Poles Use Holocaust Denial To Wash Filthy Hands

editor 5 February 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. How did Poland choose to mark the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz? Its lower house of parliament voted to criminalise the truth about Poland’s complicity with the Holocaust. Poland has long objected to the term “Polish death camps” to describe Auschwitz and other Nazi extermination camps situated in Poland. It is true that these camps were built and operated by Nazis, not Poles. It is also true that thousands of Poles regarded as dissidents were incarcerated and murdered in these camps. (more…)

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