WJC News Update – World Jewish Congress marks 75 years since rescue of 48,000 Bulgarian Jews from Nazi deportation

WJC News Update – World Jewish Congress marks 75 years since rescue of 48,000 Bulgarian Jews from Nazi deportation

 

 

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Newsletter focus bulgaria 2 World Jewish Congress marks 75 years since rescue of 48,000 Bulgarian Jews from Nazi deportationWJC President Ronald S. Lauder: ‘Bulgaria has set an example for the world to follow, and you remind us all today to never be silent in the face of evil’
Small blog poland Hundreds of Poles gather to express solidarity with Jews – Washington Post13 Mar 2018 The rally was part of a larger initiative by Polish civic groups that also published an open letter describing the government policies as “radical and inappropriate.”  READ MORE »
Small blog holland Anti-Semitic vandalism in Holland rises 40% to highest level since 2007 – JTA13 Mar 2018 The increase in vandalism was part of a small overall rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017 over 2016, the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, wrote in its annual incidents report, which the group published Saturday. CIDI recorded 113 incidents in 2017 compared to 109 in 2016.  READ MORE »
Small blog spain Spanish Jewish community expresses ‘profound gratitude’ for citizenship law extension – Jewish Chronicle13 Mar 2018 In a statement on its website, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) said it “thanks the Government of Spain for the decision taken on Friday, March 9, 2018, to extend the deadline for a year for Sephardic descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 to apply for Spanish nationality.”  READ MORE »
Small blog berlin ‘Never again’: Fighting hate in a changing Germany with tours of Nazi camps – New York Times13 Mar 2018 Ferdous is from Afghanistan, Florentina from Kosovo and Damian from Berlin. A German high school class visited Sachsenhausen, where 50,000 are believed to have died during World War II.  READ MORE »
Small blog oskar ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies before starting sentence – Independent13 Mar 2018 Oskar Groening was sentenced to four years for his role as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 of the Auschwitz concentration camp’s roughly one million victims. He was in hospital when he died and had yet to begin his sentence.  READ MORE »
Small blog austria Austria’s Jewish community wary of right-wing government plan for new Holocaust Memorial – Haaretz13 Mar 2018 Austrian Jewish leader Oskar Deutsch expressed skepticism: „I am not opposed to an additional monument in central Vienna, but a parliament without anti-Semitism and a government without German nationalist fraternity members would be more important,” he said in a statement.  READ MORE »
Small blog russia First Jewish university to open in Russia – JTA13 Mar 2018 Modeled after Yeshiva University in the United States, The Jewish University of Moscow is a private institution with a student body of 200.  READ MORE »

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