Thursday, July 18, 2019

Holocaust Tag

The Holocaust Today

12:42 28 January in History, Latest
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By Symi Rom-Rymer January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops.  In 2005, 60 years after the liberation, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  As many have said before, the Holocaust is...

The Human Touch

15:55 11 November in Culture, History, Latest, Misc
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By Merav Levkowitz Tuesday (November 9th) marked seventy-two years since Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” which marked the beginning of the Holocaust in Germany. The first manifestation of Nazi-led violence against the Jews, Kristallnacht saw destruction and vandalism of synagogues and Jewish businesses. Over the...

A Familiar Injustice

16:28 18 October in Latest, Politics
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by Ben Goldberg Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  If that’s the case, Italy and France’s recent treatment of Roma (aka gypsies) should give us pause. Originally from South Asia, the Roma are a nomadic people who have settled...

The French Railroad On Trial

14:59 21 May in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Reuters reported this week that 100 French and American plaintiffs are suing SNCF, the French national railroad company, for their role in transporting French Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust.  The group, made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendents, insist that...