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Polish official fired after calling Holocaust law 'stupid'

Jan. 10, 2022 07:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government's approach to regulating Holocaust speech, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Jaroslaw Nowak, the plenipotentiary for contacts with the...

Israel lawmaker under fire for remarks on West Bank settlers

Jan. 06, 2022 11:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli deputy minister was under fire Thursday for calling residents of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost “subhuman,” sparking an outcry that underscored the fragility of Israel's ideologically diverse coalition. Yair Golan, a former...

Assistant police chief disciplined for posting Nazi insignia

Jan. 04, 2022 15:14 PM EST

KENT, Wash. (AP) — An assistant police chief in Kent, Washington, has been disciplined for posting a Nazi insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust. The Seattle Times reports that Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell was given two weeks off without pay by Kent Police...

Austrian Holocaust survivor "Mrs. Gertrude" dies at 94

Jan. 01, 2022 13:53 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Holocaust survivor Gertrude Pressburger, who became famous during Austria's 2016 presidential campaign with a video message in which “Mrs. Gertrude” warned of hatred and exclusion triggered by the far right, has died at 94. Pressburger died Friday after a long...

Dutch judge: Remove tweets comparing unvaccinated to Jews

Dec. 15, 2021 13:57 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered Dutch right-wing populist lawmaker Thierry Baudet to take down four tweets in which he drew comparisons between coronavirus lockdown measures and the treatment of Jews under the Nazi regime, saying they “instrumentalized” the...

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...