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Israel Remembers Victims of Nazi Holocaust

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sirens wailed across Israel Thursday, as the country paid tribute to the six million Jewish people who perished in the Nazi Holocaust some 70 years ago. For two minutes, pedestrians and traffic came to a standstill, and motorists stood next to their vehicles with heads bowed on one of the most solemn days on Israel’s […]

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Turkey Showcases Film to Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day began with a broadcast of a French documentary on the Holocaust on state run television. Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah” was shown late Thursday, on the eve of the observance. Lanzmann says the broadcast marked the first time a predominantly Muslim country has shown his 1985 biographical film of […]

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Turkey Showcases Film to Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day began with a broadcast of a French documentary on the Holocaust on state run television. Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah” was shown late Thursday, on the eve of the observance. Lanzmann says the broadcast marked the first time a predominantly Muslim country has shown his 1985 biographical film of […]

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German President Marks 70th Anniversary of Plan to Exterminate Jews

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff has marked the 70th anniversary of a conference where a plan was unveiled to exterminate the Jewish people. Mr. Wulff addressed an event to mark the Wannsee Conference near Berlin where Nazi officials adopted the “final solution” in January 1942. The president said it is important to never forget the “unbelievable […]

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Lithuanian Parliament Passes Holocaust Compensation Fund

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Lithuania’s parliament has approved $53 million in compensation to Jews and their families for property stolen by the invading Nazis in World War Two. The money will be paid out over 10 years starting in 2013. Organizations representing the country’s Jewish community will administer the fund. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the United States […]

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