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Welcome to the Anne Frank House Virtual Reality Tour

The full VR tour offers quotes from Anne's diary, and takes about 25 minutes to complete.

What Happened to Yad Vashem’s Picture of Haj Amin Al-Husseini and Hitler?

Rumors began spreading last night that Yad Vashem took down that famous photo,

Poles Irate as Trump Signs Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today Act

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said the new law places Jews above other people.

Yad Vashem to Sign Educational Agreement with Brandenburg State, Germany

"A major challenge today is to ensure that young people will know about the Holocaust, will find it significant, and will be able to process it appropriately."

Anne Frank’s Memory Turned into Anti-Semitic Taunts in Rivalry Between Italian Soccer Teams

One wonders how deep European anti-Semitism must be that the mere mention of the J word evokes a reaction similar to the N word in America.

Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

Current World Jewish Population Still Below Pre-Holocaust Numbers

Prior to the murder of 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945, some 16,600,000 were spread throughout the world. Today’s data indicates that there are currently 14,511,000 Jews on Earth, a number similar to that in 1922.

Wiesenthal Center Denounces Indian Publisher for Citing Hitler as ‘Inspiring Leader’

A member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center bought the book at the Krithi International Book Fair in Cochin, ironically the city that served as home to Jews in India for hundreds of years.

NEW: March 24 – Poland’s National Day of Remembering Poles Who Saved Jews

Mind you, the new law says nothing about remembering the 3 million Polish Jews who were murdered in their home country...

Poles Deny News of Freezing ‘Polish Death Camps’ Law: It will Become Effective according...

The Foreign Ministry's announcement relied on an interpretation of an interview with Polish justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro, where he may have said that the law will not be implemented at this time, before a review by Poland's Constitutional Court.
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How Many Jews Saying ‘Polish Holocaust’ Would It Take to Suspend US Relations with...

The video features several American Jews who dare the Polish government to arrest them for daring to pronounce the verboten words: "Polish Holocaust."

Financier’s Daughter Shares Einstein’s Gratitude to her Father for Saving Jews from ‘Calamitous Peril’

"It must be a source of deep gratification to you to be making so important a contribution toward rescuing our persecuted fellow-Jews from their calamitous peril and leading them toward a better future."

Poland Protests Swastika Graffiti on Tel Aviv Embassy

The protest follows the drawing of swastikas and hate slogans on the Polish Embassy building in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu Reaching Out to Polish PM after Pro-Nazi Underground’s Wreath Laying

During and after the war, the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade was accused of enjoying the support of the German occupation, and the Home Army, the national underground, described its members as being treasonous and openly fascist.

Poland to Freeze Law Returning Stolen Property to Jewish Survivors

It is believed that the reason for returning the law to the Justice Ministry is the wave of anti-Semitism sweeping Poland.

Holocaust Survivors March on Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Protesting Complicity Law

Protesters held up banners in Hebrew and Polish reading ‘No law can change history’ and ‘Poles, we remember what you did.’

Algerian Holocaust Survivors to Receive Modest German Reparation

It is estimated that there are approximately 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors living around the world, bringing the cost of the Algerian Holocaust to the Germans to $79 million, or a little less than one dollar per German.

Knesset Strikes Back Against Polish Holocaust Bill

The law will guarantee full legal protection for Holocaust survivors, educators and tour guides who may be prosecuted in a foreign country (Poland) for relating historical truths about the Holocaust.

Israeli Ambassador to Russia Speaks Up Against ‘Polish Death Camps’ Law

"We’re working with the Russian state service for archives on a project titled ‘Every Person Has a Name,’" Koren said.

Statistics Bureau: 186,500 Holocaust Survivors Lived in Israel in 2016

The Holocaust survivors population is aging, and its size is diminishing.

Israeli Education Minister Orders Compulsory Course on Poles’ Collaboration with Nazis

The lesson plan reminds students that "even after the war, Jews encountered hostility from their former neighbors as they returned from the concentration camps ... The most famous case was the Kielce pogrom in Poland, in July 1946, during which the Poles murdered 42 Holocaust survivors who returned to the city."

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Attacked for Holocaust Remembrance Day Stand

There was a flood of tweets in response -- many posting their love for the actress, but an equal number filled with hate.
Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Yad Vashem Condemns Poland’s Holocaust Whitewash Law

Restrictions on statements... regarding the Polish people's direct or indirect complicity with the crimes committed... during the Holocaust are a serious distortion.

New Age Holocaust Commemoration: Meet the Designer

Ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Saturday, January 27) I spoke to Edward Jacobs who, with his partner Dr. Michael Berenbaum, specializes in erecting "narrative historical, sociological and Identity Museums."

Knesset Holocaust Remembrance Session Morphs into Debate of Israel’s African Illegals

"Islamophobia is also a kind of anti-Semitism," MK Tibi noted, "so we must all be united in the fight against racism, the rejection of the other and the creation of stereotypes."

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