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Holocaust Historian Yaffa Eliach Dead at 79

8 Heshvan 5777 – November 9, 2016
She was the creator of the exhibit the Tower of Life at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a soaring display of 1500 photographs depicting the people of a typical East European shtetl.

JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

25 Elul 5776 – September 27, 2016
JDC and IFCJ are helping Eastern Europe's Jews for the next four years.

Yad Vashem Leadership Mission Arrives in Israel

5 Tammuz 5776 – July 10, 2016
The Israel portion of the Mission begins with an private audience with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin.

Rhode Island Residents Riled About Anti-Semitic Attack on Local Synagogue

16 Iyyar 5776 – May 24, 2016
A red Nazi swastika sprayed on the sign of a synagogue has riled residents of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Rivlin at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony: We Will Continue to Survive and...

27 Nisan 5776 – May 4, 2016
Rivlin addressed the Holocaust survivors attending the ceremony, asking for their help in extracting the meaning of the tragedy and lessons to be learned.

Romania Expected to Facilitate Return of Property to Holocaust Survivors

19 Nisan 5776 – April 27, 2016
The Romanian parliament is set to ease the way for Holocaust survivors to reclaim their stolen property.

Tortured by Nazis, Holocaust Survivors Now Abused by Arab Neighbors in...

25 Sivan 5775 – June 11, 2015
A Palestinian collaborator family in Haifa is accused of abusing neighboring elderly Holocaust survivors.

Secretary of State Kerry’s Yom HaShoah Message

28 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry calls the Shoah "the most painful and horrific chapter in human history."

Beloved NY Jewish Coffee Shop To Close

16 Heshvan 5775 – November 8, 2014
Another old-school New York Jewish institution is about to fall victim to gentrification.

Free Dental Care for Holocaust Survivors at Israeli HMOs

29 Adar II 5774 – March 31, 2014
Holocaust victims in Israel will now be eligible for more than $1,000 (up to NIS 5,000) per year in free dental care.

Maryland School Bus Kills Holocaust Survivor

30 Adar I 5774 – March 2, 2014
A school bus killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as he was crossing a street in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Elia Miranski was using a...

Increase in Benefits for Holocaust Survivors Sails Through Knesset

12 Adar I 5774 – February 11, 2014
Thousands more Holocaust survivors in Israel will receive benefits under a law just passed by the Knesset. The law received its third and final reading...

White House Names First Envoy for Holocaust Survivor Services

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
The White House on Friday announced the appointment of Aviva Sufian as the first Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Special Envoy for...

Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

21 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto...

Senate Considers Plight of Impoverished Holocaust Survivors

18 Shevat 5774 – January 18, 2014
The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on...

Lithuanian Jews to Get Compensation for Holocaust, Soviet Occupation

5 Kislev 5774 – November 8, 2013
Government officials in Lithuania said they would offer symbolic reparations to nearly 1,800 Jewish Holocaust survivors. The officials told the Baltic News Agency on Wednesday...

Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple

8 Tishri 5774 – September 12, 2013
A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment the couple...

Swiss Banks’ Holocaust Fund Has Paid Out $1.24 Billion

10 Av 5773 – July 17, 2013
Holocaust survivors and victims’ heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up in 1998 following a scandal over dormant accounts of...

Germany Pledges $800 Million for Holocaust Survivors Home Care

20 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

Chief of Staff, Son of Holocaust Survivor, Visits Auschwitz

28 Nisan 5773 – April 7, 2013
A woman who survived the Holocaust had no idea at the time that her son would command Israel’s army. On Monday, Benny Gantz will become the first IDF Chief of Staff to lead the March of the Living.

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