Tag Archive for Holocaust

Twitter CEO: Under Twitter Policy Holocaust Denial Not ‘Misinformation’

Answering questions before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter says that Holocaust denials are not considered ‘Misinformation’ under Twitter’s Hateful Conduct Policy.

By MARY MARGARET OLOHAN

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday that under Twitter’s policy, Holocaust denials are not considered misinformation.

Dorsey and other technology executives spoke Wednesday on their moderation practices before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation following Twitter’s decision to suspend the New York Post from its platform for sharing a story on Hunter Biden.

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Biden-Harris belittles Jewish deaths using Hitler footage in campaign ad

Op-ed: In an extremely offensive political ad, Joe Biden has again broken a basic rule of decency that had been accepted in all previous American presidential elections.

By Jeff Dunetz

 

For the second time during this campaign, Joe Biden has broken a basic rule of American politics, never use the Holocaust or any of its related terms such as Nazis, or Hitler, for political warfare. In September, he compared Trump to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a speech. Now he has used footage of Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler in a new campaign ad attacking President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »

British Jews outraged over BBC report tying Holocaust to Palestinian conflict

Gideon Falter, chief executive of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, who is seeking an apology from the BBC said, “It was appalling to watch Orla Guerin hijack a segment dedicated to remembering 6 million murdered Jews and use it to desecrate the memory of the Holocaust with her hatred of the Jewish state.”

By  JNS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Board of Deputies of British Jewry said that the BBC should apologize for a report on Wednesday evening about International Holocaust Remembrance Day that linked the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Holocaust.

In a report broadcast on BBC News, international correspondent Orla Guerin described Israeli soldiers entering Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum to “share in the binding tragedy of the Jewish people.” Continue Reading »

Polish President threatens to skip Israel’s World Holocaust Forum over Putin

Polish President Andrzej Duda told Polish television he would skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem if he is not given the same opportunity to speak, as was extended to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
– Both contradicted each other over cause of WWII.

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Warsaw and Moscow’s argument over who collaborated with the Nazis continued this week, with Polish President Andrzej Duda threatening to skip the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this month if he is not given the chance to speak like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Duda told Polish television station TVP on Sunday night: “I found out that the presidents of Germany, France and Russia, whose countries collaborated with Nazi Germany, will give speeches.” Continue Reading »

Gal Gadot to star, produce Holocaust drama for Warner Brothers

Israel’s very own Wonder Woman is set to produce and star in a Holocaust drama about Irena Sendler, a Warsaw ghetto heroine, according to Hollywood entertainment news outlet Deadline.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli star of “Wonder Woman”, Gal Gadot, will be portraying Polish heroine Irena Sendler in an upcoming film of the same name.

The film follows the story of a Polish gentile woman and her volunteer network who smuggled 2,500 Jewish children out of Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.

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Holocaust Survivor: AOC deserves “Nobel Prize in stupidity”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses… I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity,” confessed 93 yr-old Holocaust survivor, Ed Mosberg.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Ed Mosberg, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor from New Jersey, has called on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be removed from Congress for her comments comparing the migrant detention centers in the south of the United States to Nazi concentration camps.

“She should be removed from Congress,” he told the New York Post. “She’s spreading antisemitism, hatred and stupidity.”

He insisted that there were major differences between the detention centers and concentration camps.

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AOC ‘declines’ invitation to learn the horrors of real concentration camps

Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg told the arrogant Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “now is an opportunity that won’t repeat itself,” since most concentration camp survivors are too old to make the journey.

By ILANIT CHERNICK

 

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has declined an invitation to visit Auschwitz with Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg.

Ocasio-Cortez was invited on the trip by Mosberg and Holocaust remembrance group From The Depths after she compared migrant detention camps on the United States’ southern border to Nazi-era “concentration camps” during an Instagram Live with her followers last week.

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#NoShame: PA uses photos of Holocaust victims as Arab victims

Official PA [propaganda] TV photoshops U.S. Army, WWII  photographs of Jewish bodies from Nazi concentration camps, then shamelessly claim they are victims of supposed Israeli massacre of Arabs.

By Arutz Sheva Staff,

 

Palestinian Authority presented photographs of Holocaust victims as Arab victims of an Israeli massacre on official PA TV, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.

The official PA TV news presented a photograph of hundreds of bodies of Jews which was taken at the Nordhausen concentration camp in Thuringia, Germany, as a picture of Arabs massacred at Deir Yassin in 1948. The picture was taken soon after American forces liberated the camp in 1945. Continue Reading »

Hachenburg cinema offers Germany’s AfD members free Schindler’s List screening

West German town cinema invites far-right ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD) members to view a free screening of Schindler’s List, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.
– A party representatives told SWR, “We find the fact that the AfD is being linked to the Holocaust … to be an unspeakable error.”

By Polina Garaev

 

A cinema in the West German town of Hachenburg will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s world-acclaimed film Schindler’s List. Viewers will be asked to pay €7 admission, but for those who show their Alternative for Germany (AfD) party membership card, entrance will be free. Continue Reading »

Stan Lee’s final essay, ‘Comic Books and the Holocaust’

Jewish cartoonist, Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, laureate of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, saw the comic book medium as an educational tool that can promote an effective channel in combating anti-Semitism.

 

Note: Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, who passed away this week, took a strong interest in the Holocaust in recent years. His final published essay appeared as the introduction to the recent book We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust, by Neal Adams, Rafael Medoff, and Craig Yoe (IDW / Yoe Books, 2018). 

We Spoke Out features Holocaust-related comic book stories, including superheroes from Stan Lee’s Marvel Universe such as Captain America, the X-Men, and Captain Marvel. Continue Reading »

Holocaust institute switches trips from Poland to Ukraine over ‘Holocaust Law’

The Israeli Holocaust education institute said the end of trips to Poland is to send “a clear message of rejection of the state’s interference with the narrative of the Holocaust,” when it outlawed ‘claims of Polish collaboration’ during the nazi genocide.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

 

A Holocaust education institute that trains guides for study trips abroad said it will switch it activities to Ukraine from Poland following that country’s law prohibiting some rhetoric about the genocide.

The Shem Olam Institute, located in a small village in central Israel and which includes a small museum, focuses on religious life during the Holocaust, and has so far trained some 20 guides for Holocaust study trips in Poland. Continue Reading »

After seeing Schindler’s List, Swiss bank guard rescues Holocaust-era records

By snatching 2 Swiss bank ledgers bound for the shredder in 1997, Christoph Meili helped the relatives of Jews murdered by Nazi Germany to recover $1.25 billion the Union Bank of Switzerland planned to keep for itself.
• The incident sparked a political crisis for Switzerland, financial disaster for Swiss banks and drove Meili into exile after receiving death threats.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Swiss night watchman who ignited a furor over Holocaust victims’ missing wealth two decades ago is now reliving the ordeal that involved his dream of becoming a hero after the example of Oskar Schindler turned into a nightmare. Continue Reading »

Gazan’s to dress as Jewish concentration camp prisoners for Friday’s protest

Israel’s TV Nightly News reported  Palestinians will be wearing the Holocaust-like striped camp uniforms while marching toward Gaza’s border fence, with Hamas expecting them to infiltrate into Israel during Friday’s border riots.

BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Palestinians are expected to protest along the Gaza border fence on Friday wearing clothing made to resemble uniforms worn by prisoners in concentration camps in the Holocaust, Channel 2 News reported on Thursday.

The report says Gazans wearing the uniforms will march toward the border fence and Hamas intends to incite people to try and cross the fence.

The report also cites Palestinian media and social media saying at least 1,500 terror kites are being prepared for the protests. Continue Reading »

Argentina newspaper targeted as possible test-case of Polish Holocaust Law

The Polish League Against Defamation was the first to test Poland’s controversial Holocaust law, when it filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Argentinian daily newspaper Pagina 12, even though the article was published before the legislation was passed.

By EYTAN HALON

 

A major Argentinian newspaper has become the first target of Poland’s new Holocaust legislation, which took effect Thursday despite Israeli diplomatic pressure.

World War II atrocity in Jedwabne: Map of the crime scene compiled on the basis of court documents from Poland. The march of the Jews to the barn of Bronisław Śleszyński marked in red – Photo: Poeticbent

The nationalist Polish League Against Defamation organization filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Argentinian daily Pagina 12’s website, which it says used a photo of post-Second World War Polish resistance fighters in a December 2017 article about the 1941 Jedwabne pogrom. Continue Reading »

Provocative Holocaust video pulled from YouTube was offensive to Poles

Over 600,000 sign petition calling for U.S. to cut ties with Poland until the new Polish law that criminalized attributing Holocaust atrocities to Polish state or nation, is rescinded.
• While the new law is contested by Israel and Jews world-wide, a Polish journalist says video “spits in the face of every Pole.”

By Dan Lavie, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Ruderman Family Foundation, a prominent, private Jewish-American Foundation based in Boston, removed a video from YouTube on Wednesday that had sparked outrage in Poland .

The video provocatively used the term “Polish Holocaust,” which is historically inaccurate, to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing the suggestion that Poland was complicit with Nazi Germany’s crimes, especially the Holocaust. Continue Reading »