News - Remembrance

Latvia commemorates Holocaust Victims

On 4 July 1941 in Gogola Street, Riga, the Choral Synagogue was burned to the ground by Nazis and local collaborators with people locked inside. This date that marked the beginning ofthe Holocaust in...

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Holocaust Remembrance Activities in Greece in 2017

Although the Remembrance Day for the Holocaust Victims and Heroes (27th January) is an opportunity for several commemoration ceremonies all over Greece, fortunately this is not the only time that...

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Cartoonist Michel Kichka Presents His New Graphic Novel at the UN

11 April 2018 Michel Kichka, award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose work can be seen in Le Monde and other major media outlets, presented his graphic novel Second Generation-The Things I Didn...

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Yad Vashem Exhibition: "I Left Everyone at Home"

In advance of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem has curated and uploaded a unique online exhibition featuring last letters sent by Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1943....

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Holocaust Memory in the Israeli Defense Forces

On 9 April, in the week leading up to Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, a daylong seminar was held at Yad Vashem for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). General Staff Forum, headed by IDF Chief of General...

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Yom HaShoah Commemorated in Israel

Yom Hashoah is Israel's official commemoration day for the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust.  Yom Hashoah was commemorated on 11-12 April in 2018. Yom Hashoah is officially known as ...

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Memorial Day of the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust

On 16 April, the Memorial Day of the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust was commemorated in schools, at memorial sites and by Jewish communities throughout the country. This national Holocaust...

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Commemoration Events in Bulgaria

Over the course of March 2018 a series of events took place in Bulgaria to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, as well as the deaths of 11, 343 Jews from Aegian...

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80th Anniversary of the Anschluss Commemoration in London

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) and the Austrian Embassy in London held a joint commemoration this week to mark the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss. Michael Newman, CEO of the Association...

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Commemorative events in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The commemoration of 75 years since the deportation of 7,144 Jews to the death camp Treblinka in 1943 was marked by numerous events and activities in Skopje, Bitola and Shtip on 11 and 12 March 2018....

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