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Steven Spielberg’s Shoah foundation links up with UK schools to fight hatred – Jewish News

| March 3, 2021

Steven Spielbergs USC Shoah Foundation has linked up with secondary schools in the UK to help children tackle hatred and build empathy through storytelling. The California-based foundation, which has been world-leading in its use of technology in Holocaust education, is taking part in the Stronger than Hate challenge, together with digital curriculum provider Discovery Education. Students aged 13-18 are asked to submit a project showing why united communities are stronger.

Hungary’s Crackdown on Artists and Academics – Jewish Journal

| March 3, 2021

The Hungarian-Jewish filmmaker Janos Szasz is best known in the United States for his 2013 film The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier), released here in the summer of 2014. Its based on the international bestseller of the same name, written in French by the Hungarian-born novelist gota Kristf. The Notebook is an almost fairy-tale parable of Holocaust resistance and resilience, focusing on two twins who live out the war with their witch-like grandmother in rural Hungary, learning not to feel in order to survive

Review: From Where They Stood – Cineuropa

| March 3, 2021

01/03/2021 - BERLINALE 2021: Christophe Cognet immerses himself in a meticulous investigation, analysing the very rare clandestine photographs taken by deportees themselves in the death camps In a sunny countryside landscape, the earth is dotted with white. These are bone fragments which return to the surface when it rains: they are always in the ground we walk on. Traces of the abominations that were nazi concentration camps, these places dedicated to the negation of humanity, have already been the subjects of many cinematic representations from different angles, with very different styles and approaches, from Samuel Fullers The Big Red One to Claude Lanzmanns colossal Shoah, from Alain Resnais Night and Fog to Lszl Nemes immersive Son of Saul[+see also: filmreviewtrailerQ&A: Lszl Nemesinterview: Lszl Rajkfilmprofile] a duty of memory that is all the more essential considering mans unfortunate tendency to look away from his most obscure inclinations.

Tories call for resignation of Toyin Agbetu from council naming review in wake of antisemitism claims – Hackney Citizen

| March 3, 2021

Hackney Conservatives are calling for the resignation of scholar-activist Toyin Agbetu from the Town Halls review into the naming of local landmarks, buildings and public spaces. Agbetu hit the headlines this week after allegations of antisemitism made by City Hall Conservative Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey led him to resign from London Mayors Sadiq Khans new diversity commission. The allegations relate to past comments asserting an immoral hierarchy of suffering from which victims and survivors of the Holocaust benefit as compared to those of African enslavement

Shoah survivor, 80, and son reportedly ‘punched in the head’ on London bus – Jewish News

| February 16, 2021

An 80-year-old Holocaust survivor and her rabbi son were allegedly beaten up in an attack on a bus in north London on Tuesday, according to reports from Jewish neighbourhood watch volunteers.

‘Amazing detective work’ reunites best friends thought murdered in the Holocaust – The Times of Israel

| February 16, 2021

When they parted ways in 1939, two Jewish girls from Berlin promised to keep in touch. One family fled to Chile, while the other made its way to the United States via Shanghai.

$2,500 reward offered for information in Cal Poly fraternity hate crime investigation – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

| February 16, 2021

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking the community to come forward with any information about suspicious activity around the time anti-Semitic graffiti was sprawled outside a Jewish-affiliated Cal Poly fraternity. Members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity reported finding the swastikas and other graffiti at their house in the 200 block of California Blvd. on the morning of Saturday, Feb

Center to Host Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Director of Yad Vashem’s Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland, for talk on the End of the Warsaw Ghetto…

| February 16, 2021

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NU commissioners appointmented to Holocaust and Genocide Commission – Daily Northwestern

| February 6, 2021

Graphic by Hank Yang From left, Sarah Cushman, Danny M. Cohen, Charlotte Masters (and) Samantha Oberman. The four were recently appointed to the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

MISINFORMATION OVERLOAD: Conspiracy theories, a menace to society – DTNext

| February 6, 2021

Chennai: Yet according to a British poll, some 10% of US citizens say they believe in at least some elements of this absurd theory known as QAnon. The conspiracy theory has also been doing the rounds in Germany and, according to the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, which sets out to combat far-right ideologies and racism, it has already attracted some 150,000 supporters. This makes the German QAnon community the largest outside of the English-speaking realm


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