In 2005, the United Nations designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here is a selection of links to recent articles that are Holocaust-related. I might update this post during the day as more articles get published.
Articles on the Jewish Chronicles Online:
England stars’ DVD assists goals for Shoah studies
Politicians challenge extremism in the European Parliament
Other Web Articles:
A book review on The FT: Witness to genocide
Chiune Sugihara, Japan Diplomat Who Saved 6,000 Jews During Holocaust, Remembered, a Huffington Post article
App review on The Guardian: New photos, videos and app shed fresh light on Anne Frank’s family life
A Lens On Prewar Europe, The Jewish Week reviews a major exhibit at the ICP (International Center of Photography)
I imagine this day is more of an emphasis in Europe – I don’t hear anything of it here in the U.S. As I said to Jane on FB, I believe Chiune Sugihara was the diplomat who saved my teacher (and thus saved the Mir Yeshiva). Quite a hero.
Apparently this day is celebrated in Israel too.
How moving that you know someone who was saved by this courageous man!
Thank you Lorri!
Yes, a lovely tribute. I saw that the England football team had been working on this educational resource. It portrays them in a more illuminating light than some of the antics they get up to on the football pitch. Good for them.
The French football tem could certainly learn something from them. Their behaviour has been outrageous on and out of the pitch for too long.
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