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    Congress members urge a US stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial in Ukraine and Poland
    Apr25

    Congress members urge a US stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial in Ukraine and Poland

    (JTA) — More than 50 U.S. congressmen signed a bipartisan letter calling on the State Department to take a stand against state-sponsored Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in Ukraine and Poland. The letter, dated Monday and addressed to John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, was made public on Wednesday. Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of...

    1,100 Russian Jews to hear at Auschwitz about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews
    Apr25

    1,100 Russian Jews to hear at Auschwitz about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews

    (JTA) — Russia’s main Jewish group is sending its largest delegation ever to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland, where participants will hear about Polish bravery but also complicity in the Holocaust, a top rabbi from Moscow said. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia will send 1,100 teenagers and young adults to...

    Ukrainian teacher allegedly praises Hitler, performs Nazi salute with students
    Apr23

    Ukrainian teacher allegedly praises Hitler, performs Nazi salute with students

    (JTA) — A public school teacher in Ukraine allegedly posted birthday greetings to Adolf Hitler on Facebook and taught her students the Nazi salute. Marjana Batjuk, who teaches at a school in Lviv and also is a councilwoman, posted her greeting on April 20, the Nazi leader’s birthday, Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish...

    In Krakow, Jews celebrate their community’s ‘revival’ amid rising xenophobia
    Apr23

    In Krakow, Jews celebrate their community’s ‘revival’ amid rising xenophobia

    Jonathan Ornstein lighting fireworks at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Jewish Community Center in Krakow, April 22, 2018. (Jakub Włodek) KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — At one of Poland’s plushest synagogues, leaders of this city’s small but vibrant Jewish community welcomed visitors from around the world to a celebration of what the...

    Holocaust survivor, 96, appeals to Polish authorities to fight neo-Nazi groups
    Apr23

    Holocaust survivor, 96, appeals to Polish authorities to fight neo-Nazi groups

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A Holocaust survivor appealed to Polish authorities to “take radical measures” in the fight against neo-Nazi organizations in Poland. Magdalena Wyszyńska, 96, a Polish-born Jew living in Lviv, Ukraine, spoke Saturday during an anti-fascist counterdemonstration organized by the mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz. The counter...

    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel
    Apr18

    40 ambassadors to the United Nations visit Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Forty ambassadors to the United Nations are visiting Israel. The five-day visit this week, which includes Israel’s 70th Independence Day, is led by Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon. Among the countries that the visiting ambassadors hail from are Serbia, Jamaica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Liberia,...

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.
    Apr18

    Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march on this square in Latvia. This woman is fighting back.

    A man dressed in a pre-WWII Latvian military uniform salutes as former Nazi SS veterans and their sympathizers walk to the Monument of Freedom in Riga, March 16, 2016. (Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images) RIGA, Latvia (JTA) — Each year on March 16, a macabre event unfolds on the square around this capital city’s most famous monument. Known as...

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp
    Apr17

    Ex-Auschwitz guard, now 94, charged in Germany as accomplice in 13,335 murders at the camp

    BERLIN (JTA) — A former Auschwitz guard, now 94, has been charged in Germany as an accomplice to 13,335 murders in the death camp. State prosecutors in Stuttgart announced Monday that the man, from the state of Mannheim, is charged with supporting the genocide through his function as a guard and on-call member of the SS at the camp from December...

    After its latest strike on Syria, Israel’s cozy relationship with Russia could be over
    Apr11

    After its latest strike on Syria, Israel’s cozy relationship with Russia could be over

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Jan. 29, 2018. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — Israel attacked Syria on Monday, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike —...

    Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire
    Apr10

    Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire

    Victor and Elena Pinchuk attending the Ninth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit, New York, Oct. 18, 2010. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) (JTA) — Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a payment to President Donald Trump’s foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate who, among other things, has supported the resurgence of the...

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