US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

BERLIN — The United States and Germany launched a new initiative Thursday to stem an alarming rise in antisemitism and Holocaust denial around the world. The two governments announced the start of a U.S.-Germany Holocaust Dialogue that seeks to reverse the trend that gained traction during the coronavirus pandemic amid a surge in political populism across… Continue reading US, Germany confront rising antisemitism, Holocaust denial

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Israel summons Polish envoy over Holocaust property bill

JERUSALEM, June 27 (Reuters) – Israel summoned Poland’s ambassador on Sunday to express its “deep disappointment” over a Polish bill that critics say will make it harder for Jews to recover property seized by the country’s Nazi occupiers during World War Two and then kept by post-war communist rulers, the foreign ministry said. Poland’s lower… Continue reading Israel summons Polish envoy over Holocaust property bill

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Research rebuttal paper uncovers misuse of Holocaust datasets

Aerospace engineering faculty member Melkior Ornik is also a mathematician, a history buff, and a strong believer in integrity when it comes to using hard science in public discussions. So, when a story popped up in his news feed about a pair of researchers who developed a statistical method to analyze datasets and used it… Continue reading Research rebuttal paper uncovers misuse of Holocaust datasets

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Frieda Fritzshall, 91, Dies; Survived to Create a Holocaust Museum

Sent to Auschwitz as a girl, she settled in Chicago after the war and vowed not to let the world forget the atrocities. The museum, in Skokie, Ill., bears witness. Frieda Fritzshall, who not only survived the Holocaust but established a museum outside Chicago to keep the memory of it alive for future generations so… Continue reading Frieda Fritzshall, 91, Dies; Survived to Create a Holocaust Museum

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Israel summons Polish ambassador over Holocaust law

Poland should “freeze” the new restitution law, an Israeli official told DW as the diplomatic row between the countries escalates. Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski on Sunday  over a new law that Israelis fear would block compensation claims for World War II atrocities. The ambassador “was told that this legislation will have a… Continue reading Israel summons Polish ambassador over Holocaust law

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