Americans Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

By ShareAmerica Americans this month are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day — or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew — in honor of the victims of the Nazi era and to commit themselves to help prevent future genocides. In Washington, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

By Mark Trainer In the U.S, and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “This (more...)

37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

 Some very special guests are packing their bags to visit Philadelphia for the 37th Annual Philadelphai Jewish Film Festival And with 35 films set to screen in 12 venues over 12 days in November (the 4th to the 19th -- save the dates!), we're busily booking directors, stars, film subjects, experts, (more...)

‘Son of Saul’ is Unlike Any Other Holocaust Thriller You’ve Seen Before

" Good movies summon up worlds. “Son of Saul,” a great movie and a debut feature by László Nemes, summons up a world we may think we know from a visual perspective we’ve never encountered—the willed tunnel vision of a Jewish worker in a Nazi death camp", - The Wall (more...)

Obama on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, with heavy hearts, we remember the six million Jews and the millions of other victims of Nazi brutality who were murdered during the Holocaust. Yom HaShoah is a day to reaffirm our responsibilities to ourselves and future generations. It is incumbent upon us to make real those timeless words, “Never (more...)

Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Philadelphia

The Armenian Diaspora and the international community from the Philadelphia area and beyond will unite to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide. Three events will take place in Philadelphia to educate the public on Turkish denial of the atrocities committed against the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 (more...)

U.S.-France Agreement to Compensate Holocaust-Deported Victims

U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs The United States and France have reached an agreement for substantial compensation in connection with the wrongs suffered by Holocaust victims deported from France. The United States and France plan to sign (more...)

Stack Praises Passage of Holocaust Education Bill

State Sen. Mike Stack praised Senate passage of a bill that will ensure that future generations of Pennsylvanians will understand the causes and effects of genocides and other crimes against humanity, including the Holocaust. “Despite the awful and overwhelming historical evidence, there are still fringe elements who want to downplay or (more...)

Holocaust Survivor Explores Survival and Resilience

Then we went into the showers, and we were the lucky ones. We got the water. Millions of others got the gas, but we knew nothing about that then." – Lilly Klein, whose diary is on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Gene Klein was born in Czechoslovakia in (more...)

Holocaust Survivors in Capitol Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust (more...)

Representative Boyle Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust and genocide. Representative Boyle, who (more...)

Obama on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each year on this day the world comes together to commemorate a barbaric crime unique in human history. We recall six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims who were murdered in Nazi death camps. We mourn lives cut short and communities torn apart. Yet even on (more...)

End Boycott Of Israeli Academic Institutions!

In response to the recent decision by the American Studies Association (ASA) to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, State Rep. Brendan Boyle releases the following statement: “As a Pennsylvania state Representative and Drexel University professor I am disappointed and shocked at the tone-deaf decision by the American Studies (more...)

Obama’s National Address on Why Syria Matters

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria -- why it matters, and where we go from here. Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war. (more...)

U.S. Remembers Raoul Wallenberg with Gold Medal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden unveiled the design for the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony held May 9 in the Treasury’s historic Cash Room. The medal was authorized by Congress in recognition of Wallenberg’s achievements and heroic actions (more...)

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