When more than 200 survivors gathered last year at the former Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its liberation, it struck Jonathan Ornstein that there were three days each year to remember Nazi victims but no day to celebrate the lives of Holocaust survivors.
The markers, placed in a Jewish cemetery, are among the country’s very first memorial’s to the pandemic’s victims — if not the first.
The Austrian Parliament officially adopted a resolution May 30 calling to ban commemorations of the Nazi-era Croatian Ustase regime and the WWII event known as the Bleiburg Repatriations on Austrian soil.
“We wanted to orchestrate an experience that reminds of the fragility and constant strife for a more equitable world.”
We are aware that tourists visit the Memorial, but from our perspective the Auschwitz Memorial is not a tourist attraction. First and foremost, it is a place where we commemorate the fate and life stories of the 1.3 million people deported there.
(JTA) — Dozens of Swedish Jews said they would skip a Holocaust commemoration event in the southern city of Gothernburg due to the involvement of a nationalist party in organizing it. The Göteborgs-Posten daily on Wednesday published a full-page ad by some 40 Jews, of which only two were identified by name, about the involvement…
Samantha Saltzman pays tribute to her friend, visual artist Jon Bernbaum, who died doing what he loved in the Oakland Warehouse fire.
Crossfit ‘guru’ Dave Driskell is in hot water with his nearly 70,000 Instagram followers after posting a photo of himself posing on top of the Berlin Holocaust memorial.
Israel will remove the name of a slain Palestinian teen from a national monument to “Victims of Terrorism” in response to a request from his family, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
Holocaust survivors who decades ago launched ‘The Annual Gathering of Remembrance’ — New York City’s largest and older Holocaust commemoration — could not have imagined that 70 years after their liberation anti-Semitism in Europe would once more be a primary concern for Jews worldwide.