Dozens of Arab youths in the National Service (Sherut Le’umi), who serve as counselors in the No’ar Oved Ve’lomed youth group (associated with the Labor Party), participated in a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday night. Continue reading
Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will not continue funding a Holocaust journal.
The decision not to renew funding for the journal Holocaust Studies and Materials, published by Polish Center for Holocaust Research, was announced last week. Continue reading
Israel’s Ambassador to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner awarded Righteous among the Nations certificates to the descendants of six Polish families that risked their lives without recompense to help Jews in trouble during the Nazi occupation. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Warsaw. Continue reading
The box-like glass building rises from soil marked by tragedy in the heart of Warsaw’s former Jewish district. At certain angles, its luminous facade reflects the outlines of a dark memorial to those who fought and died in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis. Continue reading
A 66-year-old Italian man has been released without being charged after he was questioned over the alleged theft of a piece of barbed wire from Auschwitz museum, Polish police said Sunday.
Krakow police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka said the man was detained at Krakow airport in Poland’s south on Saturday after the wire was found in his luggage, but was released after he led police to the area from where the 30-centimeter (1 foot) piece came. Continue reading
Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 with a memorial march through the city.
Although Poland regularly marks major Holocaust anniversaries, like the liberation of Auschwitz and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, there have never been major commemorations for the start of deportations to death camps on July 22, 1942. Continue reading
Poland will mark, for the first time in history, the deportation of Jews from Warsaw Ghetto. Events throughout the city will take place on Sunday to coincide with the date that, some seventy years ago, the Warsaw Ghetto was cleared out and gas chambers at the Treblinka extermination camp, where 900,000 people met their deaths, were activated. Continue reading
Los Angeles, California: palm trees, sunshine, Hollywood. It’s not the first place that comes to mind for a sold-out movie screening about a Polish officer who is the only known person in the world to voluntarily become imprisoned in Auschwitz. But since 2006, the City of Angels has held regular screenings for packed houses ofThe Death of Captain Pilecki, a television theatre drama filmed in Poland. Continue reading
AJC applauded President Obama’s announcement today that he will honor Jan Karski posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Karski was a renowned Polish diplomat who played an instrumental role in Poland’s anti-Nazi resistance movement during the Holocaust, and in seeking to focus world attention on the Nazi Final Solution against the Jews. Continue reading