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How does Holocaust education advance global citizenship education?

How societies deal with the past has direct implications for our present and our future. Education about the Holocaust and genocide can help to shape societies today, to prevent mass atrocities and to...

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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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Frank Meisler - Sculptor of Iconic Kindertransport Statues

Frank Meisler, the sculptor who designed and manufactured the series of iconic statues in dedication to the Kindertransport, has passed away. His works include the monument at Liverpool Street station...

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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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Safeguarding Access to Archives

For decades a significant amount of the documentation bearing on the Holocaust and its historical context has been scattered, endangered, and in many cases inaccessible. The International Holocaust...

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Newly Renovated Subotica/ Szabadka Synagogue Inaugurated by Hungarian Prime Minister and Serbian President

On 26 March 2018, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, jointly inaugurated the newly renovated synagogue in the city of Subotica/ Szabadka. Prime...

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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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