Sunday, December 4, 2022

Jewish

Serbian President Flies Yellow Flag With Star of David to Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

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BELGRADE (JTA) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is flying a yellow flag to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at his official residence in in the capital of Belgrade. The flag, ...

Minnesota Man Exposed as Commander of Nazi-Led Unit Dies

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander of a Nazi-led unit accused of war atrocities has died. Michael Karkoc, w...

German Court May Reject Appeal to Remove Anti-Semitic Relic

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NAUMBURG, Germany (AP) — A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Sem...

Hamas Official Threatens More Explosive Balloons Into Israel

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial “understandings” meant to ease ...

Transgender Woman Gives up Legal Fight to See Her Haredi Orthodox Children

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LONDON (JTA) - A transgender woman in England has given up her legal fight to see her five haredi Orthodox children. The woman has not seen the children, whom she fathered when ...

Is It Ethical to Show Holocaust Images?

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NEW YORK (AP -The Conversation) - Seventy-five years ago, the world first saw the horrors of Nazi concentration camps. Shot by photographers Lee Miller, George Rodger and others...

Israel’s Security Force for World Holocaust Forum Will Be Nearly 10,000 Strong

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A security force nearly 10,000 strong will be protecting world leaders and others attending the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Thursday. ...

Poland Calls on Putin to Tell Truth at WWII Event in Israel

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wa...

Benny Gantz Says He Will Annex Jordan Valley After Elections

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - Benny Gantz said that following national elections in March, he will work to establish Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley “in coordination with the inter...

New Sentencing Ordered for Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the convic...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....