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Posts Tagged: Holocaust survivors

January 12, 2017 8:01 am

Israel Holocaust Restitution Fund to Allocate $63 Million to Survivors

JNS.org - The Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel announced Tuesday plans to allocate NIS 243 million, or $63.1 million, to aid individual survivors. The organization, also known as...

December 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Cousins Torn Apart by the Holocaust Meet for the First Time at Yad Vashem

JNS.org -- When Fania Bilkay and her son, Evgeni, stepped up to her desk, Sima Velkovich was winding down an ordinary work day in the...

December 19, 2016 7:00 am

Life After Birkenau

The Jewish community of Antwerp, Belgium is unique in that it is the most predominantly Orthodox, Hasidic and Yiddish-speaking community in Europe. It is also...

November 17, 2016 7:32 am

Generations of Survivors: From Auschwitz to Khojaly

My recent book Khojaly: A Crime Against Humanity, outlines the history of the Khojaly Massacre -- one of the most horrific events of recent history. The story of the...

October 27, 2016 8:31 am

US Naval Academy Honors Holocaust Survivor for Decades of Teaching About Nazi Genocide

A Holocaust survivor was honored by the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Wednesday for her 20 years of teaching cadets about the Nazi genocide, the US Armed Forces newspaper Stars...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration...

September 11, 2016 10:13 am

‘Today’ Co-Host Surprises Holocaust Survivor by Introducing Him to Icon Tennis Player at US Open (VIDEO)

A "Today" show co-host surprised a Holocaust survivor by introducing him to his favorite tennis player on Thursday at the US Open. Hoda Kotb shocked 80-year-old Les...

September 7, 2016 11:12 am

88 US Generals, Including Holocaust Survivor, Sign Open Letter Supporting Trump

JNS.org - A group of 88 American generals, including the only Holocaust survivor to reach that rank in the US Army, signed an open letter supporting Donald J....

September 1, 2016 5:52 am

Holocaust Survivor of Nine Concentration Camps, Purveyor of Message About Nazi Atrocities, Dies at Age 91

A Holocaust survivor who spent his teenage years in nine different concentration camps before moving to the US, becoming a successful businessman and attempting to educate...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at...

August 18, 2016 3:08 pm

Melbourne Couple Waits for 50th Anniversary to Tell Children They Fell in Love at Nazi Concentration Camp

A couple in Melbourne, Australia didn't tell their family that they met and fell in love at a Nazi concentration camp until the day of their 50th wedding anniversary,...

August 17, 2016 12:42 pm

Outrage Over Czech Bus Advertising Auschwitz Vacation Tour

JNS.org - Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors are outraged over a bus in the Czech Republic advertising a satirical holiday tour of the Auschwitz death camp. The...

August 11, 2016 6:26 am

Israeli Party Leader Lapid Lauds Air Conditioning Contractors for Helping Holocaust Survivors; Says Country ‘Full of Good, Caring People’

The Association of Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors in Israel is providing free repairs to Holocaust survivors in need, an Israeli party leader announced Wednesday on Facebook. Lauding the initiative, Yesh...


Israeli Investors Increasingly Turning to US Real Estate

Israel has become one of the largest foreign investors in US commercial real estate over the past few years, and considering...


What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

Middle East

Palestinian, Jordanian Leaders Meet to Discuss Thwarting Potential Relocati...

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan met Sunday in Amman, the Jordanian capital, to discuss the...