Poland wants formal rules for Israeli Holocaust study trips
The Polish government wants formal rules to regulate the terms under which Israeli schoolchildren pay Holocaust study visits to the country, including on the presence of armed Israeli guards, an official in Warsaw said Monday. Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said the armed guards accompanying the youth groups, the visits' focus on the Holocaust only and a lack of contact with Polish youth were giving young Israelis a “negative image” of Poland. “There are also threads appearing (to suggest) that Poland is an anti-Semitic country and for that reason it's dangerous here,” Przydacz told Radio RMF24.news.yahoo.com
Russia lashes out at Israel as rift over Holocaust and Ukraine widens
The Kremlin deepened its unusual rift over World War II history with Israel on Tuesday by endorsing falsehood-riddled comments made by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the supposed collaboration of Jews during the Holocaust with their own Nazi killers.news.yahoo.com
Poland, France trade barbs over Russia's war on Ukraine
Poland on Friday summoned France's ambassador over French President Emmanuel Macron's reference to Poland’s prime minister as a “far-right anti-Semite” in a budding feud over Russia’s war on Ukraine. It was not immediately clear exactly when Ambassador Frederic Billet would arrive at Poland’s Foreign Ministry. Officials in Poland blamed the harsh words on campaign fervor ahead of this weekend's presidential election in France.news.yahoo.com
How a father's final message motivated a Holocaust survivor to record his memories
Max Eisen is one of the participants in a project that will let future generations engage in real-time conversations with Holocaust survivors, even after their deaths. Producer Shari Finkelstein writes about meeting Eisen and watching him tell his story.cbsnews.com
Ukraine’s president says Russian missile hit site of Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial
Videos taken on March 1 in Kyiv captured the moment a second strike hit the Kyiv TV tower. The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial opened last year after repeated delays. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko shared video through his Telegram channel on Monday showing a strike hitting the Kyiv TV tower. AdvertisementStory continues below advertisementIn one video, a man stopped at an intersection is filming the TV tower from about a quarter-mile away. There may be one more strike.”From another vantage point, the bomb appears to hit close to the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial site, which sits just west of the tower.washingtonpost.com
German dictionary changes definition of 'Jew' after outcry
The leading dictionary of standard German has changed its definition of Jew, or “Jude” in German, after a recent update caused an uproar in the country’s Jewish community — a move reflecting the sensitivities that persist eight decades after the Holocaust. The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Joseph Schuster, said last week that for him the word “Jew” is neither a swear word nor discriminatory.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee parents, teachers push back against 'Maus' removal
Growing up in rural eastern Tennessee, James Cockrum hadn't given much thought to the possibility that one day he might find himself speaking about his Jewish heritage in front of a packed school board meeting. “This is very disturbing.”news.yahoo.com
Whoopi Goldberg awkwardly demonstrates how the idea of race varies by place and changes over time
On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Whoopi Goldberg said, "I don't want to make a fake apology." YoutubeWhoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” set off a firestorm when she insisted on Jan. 31, 2022 that the Holocaust was “not about race.” Hands outstretched, she went on to describe the genocide as a conflict between “two white groups of people.” As someone who writes and teaches about racial identity, I was struck by the firmness of Goldberg’s initial claim, her clumsy retraction andnews.yahoo.com
Book aims to shine light on Romanian role in the Holocaust
Maksim Goldenshteyn’s book, “So They Remember,” tells the story of his Holocaust survivor grandparents who languished in Jewish death camps and ghettos in Transnistria during World War II — a chapter of the Holocaust which some say is largely forgottenwashingtonpost.com
Book aims to shine light on Romanian role in the Holocaust
Maksim Goldenshteyn's book, “So They Remember,” tells the story of his Holocaust survivor grandparents who languished in Jewish death camps and ghettos in Transnistria during World War II — a chapter of the Holocaust which some say is largely forgotten.
Did ABC miss a learning opportunity by suspending Whoopi?
ABC’s decision to suspend Whoopi Goldberg from “The View” for two weeks for her remarks about the Holocaust has opened the network up to criticism that its response derailed a teachable moment for the nation about a sensitive topic often misunderstood and seldom discussed on air. Goldberg set off a cancel-culture media circus Monday when she said on the show that the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II wasn’t about race, but rather, “man’s inhumanity to man” and that the conflict was between “two white groups of people.” The Nazis were white supremacists who wanted to eradicate what they considered an inferior race.news.yahoo.com
UN approves resolution condemning denial of Nazi Holocaust
The U_N_ General Assembly has approved an Israeli-sponsored resolution condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion.”.
Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views
A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News.