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Holocaust Survivors Launch Campaign to Fight Holocaust Denial on Facebook

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By Toby Axelrod BERLIN – Joining a growing chorus of critical voices, Holocaust survivors have launched an international online campaign criticizing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that...

Door That Held Back Halle Synagogue Gunman Removed, Will Become Part of Memorial

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By Marcy Oster Now pockmarked with bullets, the door of the synagogue in Halle, Germany, that held out a far-right gunman last October was replaced...

Security Guard Disarms Ax-Wielding Man Inside Ukraine Synagogue

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By Cnaan Liphshiz A security guard at a Ukraine synagogue overpowered a man armed with an ax who broke into the compound shouting “where’s the...

Thousands Join 48-Hour #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate Twitter Boycott

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By Marcy Oster and Penina Beede After their vocal calls for Twitter to take down rapper Wiley’s spree of anti-Semitic tweets went unanswered, Jews in the United...

Former Concentration Camp Guard, 93, Gets Suspended Sentence

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By Toby Axelrod BERLIN – In likely one of the last such trials, a 93-year-old former concentration camp guard was given a two-year suspended sentence...

Spain Adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

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By Marcy Oster The government of Spain has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain issued a...

Jewish Fraternity at Scotland University Suspends Members After Sexual Assault Allegations

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By Marcy Oster A historically Jewish fraternity at a university in Scotland has suspended several members who are alleged to have been involved in incidents...

2 Suspects to Stand Trial in Killing of Paris Holocaust Survivor

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By Marcy Oster Two men who allegedly killed and robbed a Holocaust survivor in her Paris apartment more than two years ago were ordered to...

‘Spanish Schindler,’ Who Reportedly Saved Over 5,000 Jews, Given Online Tribute

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Angel Sanz Briz, a Spanish diplomat who reportedly saved over 5,000 Jews from Nazi persecution in Hungary, was given an...

Auschwitz Museum Says Preserved Historic Site Different From Statues

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By Marcy Oster The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum waded into the current debate over tearing down statues of historical figures, noting that there’s a difference...