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German Jewish History Award Goes to Albert Speer’s Daughter

Schramm had a lengthy correspondence with her father while he was in Spandau Prison, from which he was released in October 1966.
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Zionist Group Asking Ambassador Friedman to Help Make Solomon’s Pools Accessible to Israelis

"Unfortunately, the site is located in an area under Palestinian control, which is why access to it is not free, as required from tourist, archaeology and tradition sites."

European Union Funds Unprecedented Mapping Process of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

Since its foundation in 2015, the ESJF has rescued and protected over 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European countries.

Israeli, Polish, Interest in Visiting Auschwitz Down 20%

Numerous groups of organized youth explored the camps' history as part of study visits in 2018.

Two-Thousand-Year-Old Ring Unearthed in the City Of David

This ring allows us to personally connect with an individual’s personal story from 2,000 years ago.

Icke… ‘Color Purple’ Author Alice Walker Is Into ‘Elders of Zion’ Promoter

Alice Walker is no stranger to anti-Semitism. Back in 2013, the ADL said Walker “has taken her extreme and hostile views to a shocking new level” in her latest book "The Cushion in the Road."

Historic Cemetery Renovated by ESJF in Buchach, Hometown of SY Agnon, Simon Wiesenthal, Sigmund...

"Through their preservation and fencing we were able to achieve what was almost like a last minute rescue."

Google Celebrates 127th Birthday of Jewish Poet Who Shared Nobel with Agnon

In short, to compare the near-unknown Sachs to the meteoric Agnon was one of the most egregious sins committed by the Nobel prize committee, equal to their awarding Barack Obama the prize for being the first Black president.

When Hanukkah Marked the War Between Jewish Left and Jewish Faith

A miracle did not take place for us / A can of oil we did not find.

President George H.W. Bush Dead at 94, Challenged Israeli Policies

Bush personally supervised the US military's part of the 1985 rescue of Ethiopian Jewry, and in 1991 supported Operation Solomon, which brought 14,000 more Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

First Temple Beka Weight Unearthed in Jerusalem Sifting Project

The weight, which dates back to the First Temple period, was found in archaeological soil originating from the foot of Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall, just north of the City of David.

Photo of Hitler Embracing Child of Jewish Descent Auctioned for $11,520

The Bundesarchive has 17 letters from Bernile to Uncle Hitler and his aide Wilhelm Bruckner between 1935 and 1938.

11 November: Armistice Day and Jewry: The Centennial

Of the over one and a half million Jews who served, one hundred and seventy thousand fell in the war. Indeed, the sacrifices and loyalty displayed by Jewry to their respective nations was to little avail in the pursuit of equality.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Says Jews There Comfortable and Confident

According to Rabbi Lazar, the situation in Europe is less favorable for Jews.

Trudeau Apologizes for Canada’s Rejecting 907 Jews Fleeing Nazis – 250 Died

Trudeau told the Canadian parliament that Hitler "watched on as we refused their visas, ignored their letters and denied them entry."

Ancient Beersheba Desert Cistern Reveals Engravings of Ships

According to Dr. Eisenberg-Degen, a specialist in Rock Art and Graffiti at the IAA, the engraved ships include technical details and present proportions which suggest actual knowledge of ship construction.

Iranians Celebrate 39th Anniversary of US Embassy Takeover

During Sunday's rallies, the demonstrators chanted slogans against the US and Israel.

Knesset Speaker: Rabin’s Assassination Had No Historical Effect

Edelstein said that if the murder "achieved any goals, then those goals were the opposite of what the despicable murderer had aimed to achieve."

Christian Democrat Rejects Polish Demands for German WW2 Reparations

Material compensation incurred by Germany has been estimated as approximately $1.755 billion in 2006 exchange values, allowing for inflation.

Last Survivor of Nazi Raid on Rome’s Jewish Ghetto Dead at 91

Rome's was the last remaining ghetto in Western Europe until ghettos were reintroduced by Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

The Shabbat Project and Echoes of Shabbat Candles Under the Inquisition

This week, as we light our candles or oil for the Shabbat-felt-around-the-world, may we remember how fortunate we are to be able to do so in freedom and pure joy.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

Rivlin lights ‘Ner Yitzhak’ Opening 23rd Anniversary of Rabin’s Murder

"Every one of us can remember Yitzhak Rabin the man and the leader in his own way, but we must agree that we want to remember the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin together."

Sharanskys Inaugurate New Gush Etzion Library Bringing Together Books on Zionism and Its Founders

Sharansky said: "There is no other people that has experienced so many tragedies and remains so optimistic."

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