Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah event draws near capacity crowd


As it has done for the past 13 years, the New Orleans Jewish community came together to remember the lives of those lost during the Holocaust and to honor those who survived the ordeal and made the Crescent City their home. The Community-Wide Yom Hashoah Memorial was...
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Community-wide Yom Ha’Shoah event on Sun. night

Holocaust survivor Irene Miller, author of “Into No Man’s Land: A Historical Memoir,” will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Yom Ha’Shoah Community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program, held this Sunday evening,  April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Uptown JCC.

The annual memorial program remembers and honors local survivors...
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22% of US millennials haven’t heard of or are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust, study finds

(JTA) — Over a fifth of millennials in the United States have not heard of or are unsure if they have heard of the Holocaust, a study found.

The survey, which was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (also known as the Claims Conference), found that...
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Columbia students hold anti-Israel demonstration opposite Holocaust commemoration booth

NEW YORK (JTA) — Members of Students for Justice in Palestine at Columbia University held an anti-Israel demonstration opposite a pro-Israel group’s booth marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.

About 20 people attended the demonstration against Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters in recent clashes on the Gaza border. According to the protest’s Facebook...
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Americans have a ‘moral obligation’ to combat anti-Semitism, Trump says in Yom Hashoah proclamation

(JTA) — Americans have “a moral obligation to combat anti-Semitism, confront hate and prevent genocide,” President Donald Trump said in a proclamation issued for Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The proclamation issued Wednesday recognizes the “Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust 2018” to be observed from...
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Current world Jewish population still falls below pre-Holocaust figures

 — According to figures released on Tuesday by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of Jews alive today is still lower than it was in 1939, prior to the Holocaust.

Prior to the murder of 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945, some 16,600,000 were spread throughout...
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At Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Israel, Netanyahu warns Iran not to test his country’s determination

JERUSALEM (JTA) — As Israel ushered in Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran “do not test the determination of the State of Israel.”

Six Israeli Holocaust survivors lit torches to represent the 6 million Jews...
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Ivanka Trump visits Berlin Holocaust memorial

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump visited a Holocaust memorial in Berlin hours after she was booed at the G20 women’s summit in the German capital for defending her father’s record on advocacy for women’s rights.

Trump visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe late Tuesday afternoon, walking through the...
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Israel opens Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem Memorial


ISRAEL (TPS) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, and dozens of Holocaust survivors gathered at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on Sunday night as Israel ushered in the annual Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day.

In a furious condemnation of the...
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Allies could have saved 4 million Jews, Netanyahu says at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel opened its Holocaust Remembrance Day with a ceremony during which six Israeli Holocaust survivors lit torches in memory of the six million Jews who died in the Shoah 70 years ago.

The ceremony was held on Sunday night at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in...
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