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Posts Tagged: Warsaw Ghetto

January 23, 2017 8:00 am
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Have We Learned the Lessons — and Causes — of the Holocaust?

This coming Friday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is often assumed that the Holocaust was caused by a long-lasting antisemitic infrastructure in Germany and on the...

August 8, 2016 7:03 am
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Tisha B’Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942

Before the Germans captured the city of Warsaw in the 1939 Blitzkrieg, there were 360,000 Jews in the Polish capital. Its Jews were forced into...

March 24, 2016 2:47 pm
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Books of Esther Found in Hidden Warsaw Ghetto Synagogue Brought to Israel

JNS.org - Three Books of Esther scrolls read on Purim during the Holocaust were recently found in a hidden synagogue at the Warsaw Ghetto after a...

January 12, 2016 1:26 pm
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Holocaust Novel Wins Jewish Literary Award

JNS.org - The Book of Aron: A Novel, by Jim Shepard, received the 2016 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature at the midwinter meeting...

May 26, 2014 10:07 am
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Pope Francis’ Failure to Confront Evil

No one can deny that Pope Francis is a man who walks the walk. While many disagree with his neo-socialist world-view, who can feel anything...

May 25, 2014 9:47 pm
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Pope Francis References ‘State of Palestine,’ Makes Surprise Stop at Security Fence

JNS.org - During his visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis said he hoped "all will refrain from initiatives...

February 17, 2014 2:51 pm
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The Winter of Our Discontent

If you're feeling down, stop reading right now. You're only going to be more depressed. This is the winter of our discontent. Morbid, morose, awful weather...

September 12, 2013 6:45 am
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Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple

JNS.org - A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment...

June 27, 2013 8:15 am
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My Promise to the ‘Lion of Judah’

In August of last year I was invited to the premiere of a Holocaust documentary at the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village entitled 'Lion of...

April 19, 2013 6:00 pm
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Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising by Honoring Veteran of the Fight

Friday was the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and to commemorate the event the city will open its new Museum of the History...

April 17, 2013 1:25 pm
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Warsaw Ghetto Site of Newly Opened Museum to Show Jews Not a ‘Footnote to Polish History’

WARSAW—The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is built on the hallowed ground of the Warsaw Ghetto, literally on a site of genocide, at...

April 16, 2013 7:27 pm
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Poll: 45% of Polish High School Students Would be ‘Unhappy’ if Family Member Was Discovered to be Jewish

A high proportion of Polish schoolchildren are openly anti-Semitic, according to a new survey carried out at schools across the capital city Warsaw. The poll,...

January 17, 2013 2:15 am
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70 Years Later, Recalling the First Battle Against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto

Seventy years ago this month, the Nazis began their second deportation of the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. In response, on Jan. 18,...

December 27, 2012 2:06 pm
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Hitler Statue at Site of Warsaw Ghetto Stirs Controversy

An Italian artist's exhibition that includes a statue of a kneeling Hitler placed at the former location of the Warsaw Ghetto has angered Polish Jews and...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

UN Commission Adopts Israeli Resolution Aimed at Ending Workplace Sexual Ha...

An Israeli resolution aimed at eliminating workplace sexual harassment has been adopted by consensus by the UN Commission on the...

Israel

Anti-Israel Groups Will Not Benefit From National Service, New Law Stipulat...

JNS.org - The Knesset finalized a law Wednesday preventing foreign-funded organizations that operate against Israel from enjoying the benefits of Israel’s...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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