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Spicer, Press Secretary, Media

Under Fire, Sean Spicer Apologizes For Holocaust Remark

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.

April 11, 2017
Jewish cemetery

In The Face Of Hatred, Americans Can Speak Up Or They Can Look Away

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.

March 1, 2017
Jewish Refugees, WWII

St. Louis Manifest: The Tragic Story Of Refugees Denied Entry To The U.S. In WWII

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.

January 29, 2017
Trump, Immigration Policy, Fear

President Trump Brings Shame To The U.S. With Policy Based On Fear

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.

January 29, 2017
Republican presidential candidate Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Yes, Trump Deserves Comparison To Hitler

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.

June 19, 2016
Croatian Auschwitz survivor Branko Lustig speaks during a ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Racing Against Time To Remember And Reclaim Pieces Of The Holocaust

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.

March 25, 2016
Holocaust, Survivors, Jews, Germans, Nazi, War, Compensation, World News, WWII

World’s Largest Holocaust Compensation Agency Failing Survivors, Critics Say

Survivors of WWII ghettos and torturing need aid through the Holocaust Compensation Agency now more than ever as they reach their 80s and 90s.

April 8, 2015

Endorse This: Conservative Leader Offends His Entire Country With ‘A Holocaust Of Jobs’

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.

Click above to watch Abbott’s latest effort to further mangle his already staggering unpopularity — then share this video!

February 16, 2015
Survivors walk under the sign saying "Work makes you free" after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on January 27, 2015

Survivors Return To Auschwitz As Leaders Warn Of Anti-Semitism

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, anti-Semitism is a growing concern in Europe.

January 27, 2015

Historic Main Gate At Germany’s Dachau Concentration Camp Stolen

A gate bearing the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp.

November 3, 2014

Jewish Federation Calls For Resignation Of NRA Lobbyist Over Alleged Holocaust Remarks

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 […]

July 30, 2014

German Collector At Center Of Nazi-Looted Art Scandal Dies

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, […]

May 6, 2014

Palestinian Leader Denounces Holocaust As ‘Heinous Crime’

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 […]

April 28, 2014

Sincerest Sympathy To The Filthy Rich

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 […]

February 3, 2014