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The Shoah and the Struggle for Beauty – Jewish Journal

| September 6, 2021

The parents of Mindy Weisel were married in Bergen-Belsen, the notorious concentration camp that was converted into a shelter for displaced persons at the end of World War II. Weisel herself was among the first babies to be born there in January 1947

Opinion | The Holocaust Stories We Still Aren’t Hearing – The New York Times

| September 6, 2021

Many Jews who survived World War II in the woods joined the partisans, a vast network of Soviet fighters who remained behind the front lines after Germany broke its accord with Russia and launched Operation Barbarossa.

80 years after Babyn Yar massacre: tools to keep the memory alive, learn the lessons – European Jewish Press

| September 6, 2021

By Anton Schneerson Babyn Yar. Two words are as short as a gunshot.

Judicial independence under threat in the EU | Opinion | Law Gazette – Law Gazette

| September 6, 2021

Remember Baltasar Garzn (pictured below), the Spanish examining magistrate who in 1998 unsuccessfully sought the extradition from the UK of Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean dictator?

80 years after Babyn Yar massacre: Tools to keep the memory alive, learn the lessons – EU Reporter

| September 4, 2021

A zoom press conference was dedicated on Tuesday (31 August) to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre ahead of an event 'Lessons from Babyn Yar: History, Memory and Legacy' , which is jointly organised by the House of European History in Brussels and the Kiev-based Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC), writes Yossi Lempkowicz.

Israel and the Holy See – besacenter.org

| August 28, 2021

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 2,137, August 27, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: For many years, the Jewish people of Israel have been effectively paying the taxes of the Catholic Church and other churches in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel

Looking Back: The Bold Vision of Dr. Sidney Bolkosky Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| August 28, 2021

In August 1981, Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-D), conducted an interview with Salvatore and Lily Katan, Detroit-area survivors of the Holocaust

USC Shoah Foundation and Aspen Film host two-night event – Aspen Times

| August 22, 2021

The USC Shoah Foundation is will present two nights of film screenings and discussions in Aspen on Monday and Tuesday.

Polish scholars will not have to apologise for research into Shoah pogrom, court rules – Jewish News

| August 22, 2021

In a momentous ruling in the ongoing debate over Polish complicity in the horrors of the Holocaust, a Polish appeals court overturned a verdict that had ordered two historians to publicly apologise for part of their research into a Holocaust pogrom. In their 2018 book Night Without an End, historians Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking wrote that that Edward Malinowski, the late mayor of the village of Malinowo, told Nazi officers where a group of Jews were hiding in a forest

Acher and the difficulties of teshuvah – The Jerusalem Post

| August 22, 2021

The Talmudic tractate Chagigah tells the tale of Rabbi Meir and his teacher Elisha ben Avuyah. Despite his teachers abandonment of Judaism and Elishas descent into heresy, Rabbi Meir would not abandon his mentor. Elisha was branded as Acher "Other by a Jewish community in the Land of Israel that had shunned the apostate and rebel.


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