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What is Theresienstadt?

Theresienstadt was a nazi holding pen in Czechoslovakia. It served as a transit camp for Czech Jews whom the Germans deported to killing centers, concentration camps, and forced-labor camps in German-occupied Poland, Belorussia, and the Baltic States. It was a ghetto-labor camp to which the SS deported and then incarcerated certain categories of German, Austrian,… Keep Reading

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Today In Jewish History: Eichmann captured in Argentina

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1960, Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina. Eichmann was in charge of implementing the “final solution” to exterminate Jews in the concentration camps. In one seven-week period alone, Eichmann transported 400,000 Hungarian Jews to the gas chambers. Eichmann was captured through the efforts of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and… Keep Reading

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Hundreds march in Latvia to commemorate Waffen SS unit

It’s still my father’s Europe. Via IHT: About 3,000 Latvians marched through the capital Sunday under heavy police protection to honor countrymen who fought in a German combat unit during World War II. The procession, included a few surviving members of the WaffenSS unit known as the Latvian Legion, was met by dozens of jeering… Keep Reading

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European Jewish leader warns against neo-Nazi phenomenon in Europe

It is still our father’s Europe. From EJP: Speaking at a special commemoration organized Monday evening in the European Parliament ‘s Yehudi Menuhin Hall on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kantor said: “There are more neo-Nazis than Jews today in Europe.” Kantor, who lost half of his family in the Shoah or Holocaust… Keep Reading

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Holocaust scholar: ‘Jew’ has become curse word among German youth

It will always remain my father’s Europe. And Ha’aretz, the leading left-wing rag out of Israel, will make sure it remains that way. From Holocaust scholar: ‘Jew’ has become curse word among German youth: German schools are failing in educating students about the Holocaust, a new study by a political education center has found, as… Keep Reading

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