Stories tagged: holocaust
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
One of Germany’s richest families is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors with critical needs as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Amazon said Monday it has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site.
Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Hanni Levy, who survived the Holocaust hiding out in Berlin, has died. She was 95.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
“The world unfortunately has forgotten what has happened, or they never even knew what had happened. It hasn’t really changed. There’s still prejudice, discrimination and wars going on,” Schloss said.
Mon., July 15, 2019
A man named Josef Buzhminski told this story at the trial of Adolf Eichmann. It happened on July 27, 1942, at the fence of the Jewish ghetto in Przemysl, Poland. …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019
It was a night in May 1944 in Poland and Irving Roth shuffled off the train with his grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins and brother while armed men shouted and pointed …
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019
Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw on Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during …
Thu., May 2, 2019
Thousands of young Jews from around the world joined Holocaust survivors and politicians Thursday for an annual Holocaust remembrance march in southern Poland that focuses on fighting anti-Semitism and hatred.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Brooklyn Bergquist of East Valley High places third for artwork in Observance of Holocaust writing and art contests
Brooklyn Bergquist of East Valley High earns third place for her artwork in the Spokane Community Observance of Holocaust’s annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art Contests
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Calvin Whybrew of Central Valley places second for essay in Observance of the Holocaust writing and art contests
Calvin Whybrew of Central Valley High School takes second place for his essay, “Lessons from the Holocaust,” in the high school division of the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust’s …
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Jessica Schueller of Gonzaga Prep places third for poem in Observance of Holocaust writing and art contests
Jessica Schueller of Gonzaga Preparatory School places third for poem in the high school division in the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust’s annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art …
Wed., April 24, 2019
Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents
Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
Schools in Washington will be ‘strongly encouraged’ to teach students about the Holocaust under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, with advocates pointing to a spike in …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
Former prisoners of Auschwitz have placed flowers at an execution wall at the former Nazi German death camp on the 74th anniversary of the camp’s liberation and what has now …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
The 13th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest in observance of the Holocaust is now underway and is open to local high school and middle school students.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
For a few minutes, the 800 in the room could only hear the clicking of Rabbi Yisroel Hahn’s lighter as he and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan lit 11 candles.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Spokane synagogues hosting Holocaust survivor speech, community vigil in wake of Pittsburgh massacre
One local Jewish congregation will host a speech by a Holocaust survivor on Tuesday evening, and another will host a community vigil in the wake of Saturday’s hate-filled massacre at …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
A survivor of the Holocaust who came to Spokane in June was struck and killed by a car in New York on Thursday. He was 91.
Thu., July 19, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018
Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to …
Sat., June 9, 2018
Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist’s death and the camp’s liberation a month later, has died. She was …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018
Nissan Krakinowski spoke of his experience during the Holocaust and then implored people of Spokane to lead by being kind to others.
Wed., March 28, 2018
Johan van Hulst, Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107
Johan van Hulst, who was credited with saving more than 600 Jewish babies and children during World War II and, in 1972, was named Righteous Among the Nations by the …
Thu., March 1, 2018
A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube, which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term “Polish Holocaust” …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
Legislation to criminalize certain statements about the Holocaust in Poland could have been timed and presented better, the country’s prime minister acknowledged Friday, but he insisted that the law is …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. Preserving her story is why she’s on stage, or at least a three-dimensional likeness of her is on stage, at the …