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Governor signs bill mandating genocide education in schools

Dec. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker this week. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include...

Holocaust survivors mark Hanukkah at Jerusalem Western Wall

Nov. 30, 2021 14:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen Holocaust survivors marked the third night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with a menorah-lighting ceremony at Jerusalem's Western Wall that paid tribute to them and the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. The candle-lighting was organized by the...

Lawmakers approve bill to mandate education on genocides

Nov. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill approved by state lawmakers Wednesday. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include instruction on...

Georgia county plants daffodils for Holocaust remembrance

Nov. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EST

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Leaders with Forsyth County Schools, Congregation Beth Israel and the OneForsyth Council all got their hands dirty on Nov. 8 as they each began the planting of 500 daffodil bulbs. They planted the bulbs outside of the school district’s new Forsyth...

86-year-old woman named Israel's 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'

Nov. 16, 2021 16:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An 86-year-old woman who survived mass roundups and massacres of Jews as a child in Romania was crowned on Tuesday Israel’s “Miss Holocaust Survivor.” Ten women in their 80s and 90s took part in the special pageant, sponsored by a local foundation...

Man injured when falling off Berlin's Holocaust Memorial

Nov. 14, 2021 08:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A young man was severely injured Sunday when he fell off a slab that's part of the German capital’s memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust. The 21-year-old tourist, whose name was not released in line with German privacy rules, fell...

GOP proposals on COVID mandates worry Kansas business groups

Nov. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Influential Kansas business groups have strong misgivings about Republican proposals aimed at financially protecting workers refusing COVID-19 inoculations while vocal anti-mandate activists don't think the measures go far enough. A joint legislative...

France: Life sentence for killing of Holocaust survivor

Nov. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor to death in an antisemitic attack, a case that triggered widespread outrage and called attention to resurgent anti-Jewish sentiment in France. After horror and...

Survey in Britain finds lack of awareness about Holocaust

Nov. 10, 2021 10:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A survey released Wednesday found what organizers say is a lack of awareness in Britain about the Holocaust and a major episode in the country's rescue of Jews ahead of World War II. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a New...

Labor leader apologizes for likening Holocaust to mandates

Nov. 03, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas labor leader apologized Wednesday for remarks he made during a legislative hearing comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews. Cornell Beard said the International Association of Machinists and...