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Survivor Stories Spotlight Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shortly before they were rounded up by Nazi troops in Belgium and deported to Auschwitz in 1942, the parents of three-year-old Maurice Gluck placed their only chil...

AP Photos: Auschwitz, 75 Years After Its Liberation

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The Germans had already fled westward, leaving behind th...

US Pelosi Visits Auschwitz Ahead of Liberation Anniversary

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Congress delegation are paying a visit to the site of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau ahead of t...

At 97, a Dutch Resistance Hero Wants to Give Fellow Jewish Fighters Overdue Recognition

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Shortly after her capture by the Nazis in 1944, Dutch resistance fighter Selma van de Perre was transferred from a regular prison to the worst concentration camp ...

Son of North Carolina Judge Pleads Guilty to Threatening Local Synagogue

NORTH CAOLINA (JTA) - The son of a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges for threatening a local synagogue. William Warden, 21, son of Judg...

Pope Decries ‘Resurgent, Barbaric’ Anti-Semitism On Eve Of Auschwitz Memorial

LOS ANGELES (JNS) — During a private audience on Monday of 54 international leadership delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center on the 78th anniversary of the infamous Wannsee C...

Photos Surface Showing Convicted Nazi War Criminal John Demjanjuk At Sobibor Camp

BERLIN (JTA) – Photos have surfaced of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanuk in the Sobibor Nazi death camp, where he denied ever having been a guard. The recently discovere...

Man Charged With Hate Crime For Yelling At Jewish Couple In New York City

NEW YORK (JTA) — A man was arrested for yelling and cursing at a Jewish couple in midtown Manhattan near Times Square. Vernon Stevens, 55, who has at least five prior arrests, w...

Jewish High School Student Tells Donald Trump That Fellow Students Drew Swastikas On Her Arm

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Jewish high school student told President Donald Trump that her fellow students drew swastikas on her arms and pushed her around in her school’s hallways due t...

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin To Lead US Delegation To Poland For Auschwitz Ceremonies

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the U.S. delegation to Poland for the ceremonies surrounding the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz....

Hungary Commemorates 1945 Liberation Of Budapest Ghetto

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's Jewish community on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation by Soviet troops of the Budapest ghetto, where over 70,000 Jews we...

Brazil Fires Top Culture Official Over Nazi-Linked Joseph Goebbels Ym’s Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Outrage rained on Brazil's government from across the political spectrum after the culture secretary used language similar to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph...

Film Director Tries to Get Inside the Head of Yitzhak Rabin’s Killer

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Over the past century, Jews have endured what filmmaker Yaron Zilberman calls a “trilogy of traumas”: the Holocaust, the Yom Kippur War and the assassination of...

Germany: Ugly Anti-Semitic Remnant At Center Of Court Battle

WITTENBERG, Germany (AP) — High on the wall of a German church where Martin Luther once preached, an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism is now at the center of a court batt...

Book It: Senators Sign Long-Used Oath Book for Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate impeachment trials are so important that a simple, spoken oath is not enough. Senators also must sign their names on the creamy pages of a dark-covered oat...

Mike Pence to Attend Holocaust Forum in Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence will attend a conference on the Holocaust in Israel. The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and his wife, Karen, would atten...

Meet the Jewish Travel Blogger Who Soon Will Have Visited Every Country

NEW YORK (JTA) - In 2012, Drew Goldberg spent part of his junior year of college studying abroad in Prague. It was only his second time leaving the United States — the other time w...

MAILBAG: Recovery And Hope From The Daf

NEW YORK (VINnews/Zvi Gluck) — Like so many others, I left MetLife Stadium after the Siyum HaShas celebrating the culmination of the 13th study cycle of Daf Yomi ready to take on t...

Man Charged in Hanukkah Attack Pleads Not Guilty, Prosecutor Asks Sussman To Resign

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded, one critically, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder...

At House Committee On Homeland Security Hearing, Orthodox Union’s Nathan Diament Urges Action On Tackling Anti-Semitism

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Today, Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union)–the nation’s largest Ort...