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March of the Living honors medical workers battling COVID-19

Apr. 08, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Like so many mothers, Raul Artal’s insisted that her son was going to be a doctor. But there was a history — and heroism — behind her ambitions for him. A determined Jewish doctor in a concentration camp in 1943 delivered Artal in a barn, despite...

Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism

Apr. 08, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experiences of how hate speech paved the way for...

On Holocaust Day, Netanyahu issues warning about Iran

Apr. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged the world not to revive the troubled international nuclear deal with Iran as he opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Speaking as world powers are...

Report: Pandemic amped up anti-Semitism, forced it online

Apr. 07, 2021 06:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic devastation abounded, Israeli researchers reported Wednesday. That’s raised concerns about a rise in...

Auschwitz museum says 'damage done' by New Yorker article

Mar. 29, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum said Monday that damage was done by a New Yorker article that explores efforts to stifle Holocaust scholarship in Poland, a piece the museum had originally accused of containing lies about Poland's role during World War II. ...

Anti-Semitic play calling renews push for genocide education

Mar. 26, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are renewing a push for mandatory genocide education after a high school football coach was fired following reports that the team used anti-Semitic language, including a mention of Auschwitz, in its on-field play calling. The...

School fires football coach after anti-Semitic play calls

Mar. 24, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school fired its successful football coach and hired an outside consultant Wednesday to assist an investigation into reports that the team used anti-Semitic language, including a mention of Auschwitz, in its on-field play calling during a recent...

France to return Nazi-looted Klimt to rightful Jewish heirs

Mar. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government announced Monday that it will return a Nazi-looted Gustav Klimt landscape painting to its rightful owners more than 80 years after it was stolen from a Jewish family in Austria in 1938. The colorful 1905 oil work by the Austrian...

Firefighters, faith leaders team up to vaccinate vulnerable

Mar. 09, 2021 10:05 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — At the end of a recent Sunday evening Spanish-language Mass, the Rev. Roberto Cid made an announcement that perked up many gray-haired heads. “If you are over 65 and a Florida resident and want a COVID vaccine, call the parish office and we can...

Poland drops Holocaust speech case against journalist

Feb. 23, 2021 07:34 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say they have found no breach of law in an article about the role of Poles in the Holocaust and have dropped the case against the journalist who wrote it for a left-wing newspaper in October. The police questioned Katarzyna...