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“Asked to identify what Auschwitz is, 41 percent of respondents and 66 percent of millennials could not come up with a correct response identifying it as a concentration camp or extermination camp”

ALGEMEINER ‘I Wish I Could Say We Germans Have Understood the Holocaust,’ President Steinmeier Confesses in 75th Anniversary Commemoration Address by Staff January 29, 2020 Germany’s president confessed in a major speech on Wednesday that he was unconvinced his country … Continue reading

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Yad Vashem event marks 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation: “Antisemitism is a cancer that eats the world”

TIMES OF ISRAEL World War II was caused by hatred of Jews, preeminent Holocaust scholar says by Raphael Ahren January 20, 2020 World War II and the enormous catastrophe it brought upon mankind occurred “probably mainly” because of anti-Semitism, according … Continue reading

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Auschwitz exhibition at NYC’s Museum of Jewish Heritage ‏”engaging and moving, though too often the Jewish victims seem to be afterthoughts”

WALL STREET JOURNAL An Auschwitz Exhibition Fails the Jews by Edward Rothstein May 11, 2019 …In the introductory section, Jews seem like afterthoughts, secondary to more fundamental political hatreds. Even in portraying the death machinery, descriptions are made as broad … Continue reading

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“Poland’s ambassador to the UK says culture, history and science offer plenty of reasons for Jews to rediscover his country”

JEWISH CHRONICLE Why Auschwitz is not the only reason for Jews to visit my country by Arkady Rzegocki April 19, 2019 …It is difficult to imagine modern-day Poland without Jewish heritage, which is why when visiting Auschwitz and learning about … Continue reading

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Poland: “The bill would impose prison sentences of up to three years for mentioning the term “Polish death camps” and for suggesting “publicly and against the facts” complicity on the part of the Polish nation or state in Nazi Germany crimes”

REUTERS Pressure mounts on Poland to back away from Holocaust bill by Lidia Kelly and Anna Wlodarczak February 3, 2018 Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation … Continue reading

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Former NBA player Ray Allen: “I didn’t go to Poland as black person, a white person, a Christian person or a Jewish person — I went as a human being” [VIDEO]

THE PLAYERS TRIBUNE Why I Went to Auschwitz by Ray Allen August 3, 2017 …I took that [Auschwitz] trip just a few months ago. It was my first time in Poland. I went there to learn more about something that had … Continue reading

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‘Yolocaust’ Tourism: “Oblivious to the cameras, most visitors to the camps look aimless and bored. Some take smiling selfies at the ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ gate” [VIDEOS]

TIMES OF ISRAEL ‘Holocaust tourism’ laid bare in eye-opening documentary by Gabe Friedman February 17, 2017 …Just what constitutes appropriate behavior at a Holocaust memorial site has been a hot topic recently. Last month, the Israeli-German writer and satirist Shahak … Continue reading

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