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Holocaust survivor visits Harvard to discuss modern antisemitism – WCVB Boston

| May 21, 2024

After months of tumult on the campus of Harvard University following the Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel and the university's reaction, a holocaust survivor visited a Jewish organization at the prestigious school on Thursday. Karmela Waldman visited Harvard Chabad for a fireside chat comparing the history of the Holocaust to present-day antisemitism and recent incidents

University of Delaware student charged with hate crime in Holocaust memorial vandalism – The Philadelphia Inquirer

| May 21, 2024

A University of Delaware undergraduate student has been charged with a hate crime after witnesses reported her for vandalizing a Holocaust memorial on the universitys campus last Wednesday. The Delaware Department of Justice has charged Jenna Kandeel, 23, with a hate crime, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct all misdemeanors for damaging several flags, which were put up by the University of Delaware Hillel for Holocaust Remembrance Week.

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin & Westchester Legislators Secure $100K for the Holocaust & Human Rights Education … – Yonkers Times

| May 21, 2024

Assemblywoman AmyPaulin, HHREC Executive Director Millie Jasper, and New Rochelle residents and Holocaust survivorsMr. and Mrs. Jerry and Ellen Kaidanow Assemblywoman AmyPaulinpartnered with Assembly Members Chris Burdick, Dana Levenberg, Steve Otis, Gary Pretlow, Nader Sayegh, and MaryJane Shimsky to successfully secure$100,000from New York State for theHolocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC)

We Were the Lucky Ones Author Georgia Hunter Helps Us Find Empathy in the Present by Looking to the Past – Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper

| May 21, 2024

When Georgia Hunter was 15, she learned that not only had her grandfather, Eddy Courts, been Jewish, but she also learned he was born Addy Kurc in Poland and had escaped Europe during the Holocaust.

Jews of Islamic Republic express sorrow over Ebrahim Raisi’s death – The Jerusalem Post

| May 21, 2024

The Tehran Jewish Association extended its deepest condolences upon the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, following a helicopter crash that stunned the nation. Condolences on the martyrdom of Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, the compassionate and dedicated president of the Iranian nation, announced the public relations of the Tehran Jewish Association. The group expressed a heart full of sorrow and eyes brimming with tears, recognizing the significant loss of a leader revered for his service and humility

Heres What Biden Said in His Speech at the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony – The New York Times

| May 11, 2024

President Biden delivered these remarks on Tuesday at the Capitol for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museums Days of Remembrance. Thank you, Stu, for that introduction, for your leadership of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Biden to Address Antisemitism at Holocaust Remembrance Event – TIME

| May 11, 2024

President Biden will speak at the Holocaust Memorial Museums Days of Remembrance event on Tuesday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to draw on the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and address the rise in antisemitic incidents. You can expect the President to make clear that during these sacred days of remembrance, we honor the memory of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust and recommit to heeding the lessons of this dark chapter

Annual Holocaust Program at Utica’s JCC Features Speaker with Family Members Who Survived the Horrors of … – WKTV

| May 11, 2024

UTICA, N.Y.

Kansas governor points to contemporary ‘echoes’ of Holocaust in cities, state and nation Kansas Reflector – Kansas Reflector

| May 11, 2024

TOPEKA Gov. Laura Kelly said the states annual Holocaust commemoration Monday inspired by one of humankinds darkest chapters of genocide felt more significant given escalation in blatant acts of antisemitism in Kansas and elsewhere in the United States. Kelly said the Jewish Community Relations Board reported a 500% increase in antisemitic incidents in Kansas City

Visceral reminder of Holocaust in form of cattle car exhibit in Washington – JNS.org – JNS.org

| May 11, 2024

(May 10, 2024 / JNS) A cattle car exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this week welcomed visitors, including elected and appointed officials, for an immersive learning experience about the Holocaust, as well as the dangers of antisemitism, intolerance and racism. It was stationed from May 6 to May 9 near the U.S.


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