Comparing Assad to Hitler, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said even the Nazi dictator “didn’t sink to using chemical weapons…on his own people” prompting accusations of Holocaust denial and demands for his firing. He made the remarks only hours before the second night of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating liberation from oppressors.
Saturday night, nearly eight decades after the death factories were closed in Europe, someone — more likely a gang of someones — toppled hundreds of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. The same thing happened last week in St. Louis.
St. Louis Manifest puts a human face to the refugees who were turned away from the U.S., using photos and stories documented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The project was launched on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the day in 1945 when Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Soviet Union’s Red Army.
This so-called immigration ban is the first major legislative step in Trump’s alienation narrative, the beginning of the “us” versus “them.” We said “never again” after the Holocaust; we would help people fleeing persecution. With one signature, Trump has obliterated one of our country’s most virtuous tenets.
Once again, a clownish demagogue bestrides the political landscape, demonizing vulnerable peoples, bullying opponents, encouraging violence, offering simplistic, strongman solutions to difficult and complex problems, and men and women who bear more moral authority on this subject than I ever could see something chilling and familiar in him.
The last generation of Holocaust survivors are in their 80s and 90s, near the end. And what their eyes have seen when they were young is too important to lose to time.
Survivors of WWII ghettos and torturing need aid through the Holocaust Compensation Agency now more than ever as they reach their 80s and 90s.
Australia’s right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott just narrowly survived an effort by his own party to bounce him out of office. So obviously, his next move should be to respond to the latest rising unemployment numbers — by saying on the floor of Parliament late last week that his Labor Party opponents had been responsible for “a holocaust of jobs” in the defense industry.
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A gate bearing the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp.
By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust. At a news conference Tuesday at the federation’s Seattle headquarters, President Keith Dvorchik said longtime NRA spokesman Brian Judy should resign for […]
By Andrew McCathie BERLIN — Cornelius Gurlitt, the German art collector whose stash of famous paintings worth an estimated $1.4 billion sparked an outcry about artwork looted by the Nazis, has died, his spokesman told the German news agency dpa Tuesday. German prosecutors seized about 1,400 modern classics, including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, […]
By Batsheva Sobelman and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau JERUSALEM — At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled the comments a play for public […]
Dear Tom Perkins: I’m writing to apologize. I do this on behalf of the 99 percent of us who are not multimillionaires. You, of course, are, having made a pile as a venture capitalist and co-founder of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I admit, I’d have thought a guy like you had little […]