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Last Fighter in Sobibor Death Camp Uprising Dead at 96

Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, told Arkady Vaispapir’s sons: "With your father’s departure, the whole world has lost a hero."

Reconstructed Letter Reveals Auschwitz Inmate Lived to Avenge his Family

"I am not sad that I will die," Nadjari wrote, "but I am sad that I won't be able to take revenge like I would like to."

Lithuania, Not Israel, Embraces Surrealist Shmuel Bak with Dedicated State Museum

The Samuel Bak Museum which was opened this month is a new branch of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Bak donated more than 60 of his paintings, and plans to send many more.

Letter Shows Prince Charles as Irredeemable Anti-Semite

'Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in US?' Prince Charles wrote in 1986.

Good Bye, Mr. Hitler, and Thank You for All the Selfies

The Indonesian museum’s manager stated: 'We don’t want to attract outrage.'
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Labour MP Skewered by BBC Host over ‘100 Jews in the Ashtray’ Joke

Although the MP clearly used the joke as an example of something she did not deem appropriate, Neil remained offended that she would imagine himself enjoying such a terrible joke.

Edelstein Urging Poles Not to Nationalize Holocaust Survivors’ Property

"In light of the warm and special relation between Poland and Israel, and specifically between our parliaments, I would urge you to consider amending the proposed legislation."

YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought Destroyed in the Holocaust

Rare and unpublished works represent the collective memory and cultural history of Eastern European and Russian Jews.

Ukrainian President in Hot Water over Presenting Lodz Ghetto Jews as Nazis

Poroshenko's government relies on the Svoboda party, which is inspired by a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator. Party members wear Nazi symbols and organize Nazi-style rallies.

Yad Vashem Uncovers 200,000 Previously Unknown Names of Hungarian Holocaust Victims

Some 600,000 Jews from Greater Hungary were murdered during the Holocaust.

100-Year-Old Polish Woman Declared Righteous Among the Nations for Saving Jewish Girl

Out of the 26,513 people who have received the honor, 6,706 are Poles, 5,516 are Dutch.

Polish Culture Minister Protests Museum’s Inclusion of Poles in Responsibility for Holocaust

Gliński is irate at the exhibition which presents Poland, France and Ukraine as states and nations that collaborated with the Holocaust, while Germany is presented "only as the country that exemplifies the holocaust."

Unique Tourism Outfit Offers Luxurious Jewish Heritage Cruises in Germany’s Rivers

In case you were curious, the Dachau concentration camp is one of the final stops on the Uniworld Cruise.

Report: YouTube Pro-Hitler Clips Stay Up Despite Repeated Flagging

In May 2016, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube signed an EU-sponsored code of conduct pledging to improve the mechanism of removing hate speech and other extremist material.
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NY Museum Creates Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Gutter and Schloss answer in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

Russians Soliciting Israel’s Support in Joining Sobibor Museum Project

Perhaps it's that note regarding the liberating Red Army that stirred the Poles' objections, seeing as the same Red Army proceeded to keep its jackboots on the necks of the Polish state for close to 50 years.

Russian Jews Irate at Official’s Notion of ‘Sweet Holocaust Deal’

"Such words are offensive to two peoples who have been victims of monstrous persecution," Spokesman Borukh Gorin said.

128-Year-Old Argentinean Says He’s Adolf Hitler

Guntherberg's wife Angela Martinez (they've been together 55 years) says her husband suffers from dementia.

Japan’s Bank Apologizes for Praising Hitler

Public figures in Japan, a German ally in World War II, occasionally cause controversy when they express favorable comments about economic or other aspects of the Nazi regime.
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Enormous Collection of Nazi Artifacts Found in Secret Little Room in Argentina

Authorities believe it is the largest collection of Nazi artifacts in Argentina's history.

Shot over 14 Years, ‘Destination Unknown’ Probes Post-War Challenges of Holocaust Survivors

'What came across to me as unique and fresh was how do you live with pain? How do you have a life after such atrocity?'

Knesset to Debate Lapid Party’s Illegal Use of Holocaust Survivors’ Data

Yesh Atid used the data for direct mail inquiries sent to the same Holocaust survivors prior to the March 2015 elections.
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Venezuelan President: We Are Treated like Jews during the Holocaust

Needless to say, the Confederation of Israeli Associations in Venezuela, the country's central Jewish organization, was not amused.

German FM in Hot Water over Equating Social Democrat, Jewish Holocaust Victims

It is possible that Dr. Zuroff's reaction would have been different had he read the article to which he referred.

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