The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945. One million people died there.
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ROME (RNS) On his first visit to Rome’s main synagogue, Francis stressed the “transformation” in Catholic-Jewish relations and said they must work against Middle Ease violence.
(RNS) In new diary translations, we may see Anne Frank differently — perhaps more as a Jew who knew that questioning the world is a gift from God.
The film is told from the perspective of of a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, who saves a child’s body from the cremation ovens and attempts to find a rabbi to give him a proper burial.
The U.S. secretary of state told the Israeli prime minister, “It is absolutely critical to end all incitement, to end all violence and to find a road forward…”
The Israeli prime minister’s political opposition, historians and Palestinians quickly condemned him for distorting the historical record of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem’s meeting with Hitler.
TOKYO — Chiune Sugihara defied government orders and issued travel visas allowing thousands of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi persecution in 1940.