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Prince William visits Yad Vashem, Israel’s President Rivlin in Jerusalem

Photo essay as the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William began his first day of touring Israel, in it’s capital, Jerusalem, with visits to PM Netanyahu, Yad Veshem, where he laid a wreath honoring the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis and a ‘sit-down’ with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin.

By Inbar Tvizer and news agencies


Prince William began his first day of touring Israel on Tuesday morning, kicking off his three-day visit with a trip to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, where he expressed his horror at the “terrifying” Nazi extermination of six million Jews.

Prince William arrives in Israel, on the first official visit by a senior member of the Royal Famil – Twitter, Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge arrived in Israel for the first-ever official visit by a member of the British royal family on Monday evening, touching down in Ben Gurion Airport where he was greeted by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and Likud MK Amir Ohana.His Continue Reading »

Descendants of Nazis plan marches in 35 cities around the world – for Israel

The group founded by descendants of Nazis, March of Life, will be marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day with organized marches in 35 cities, culminating with 6,000 marching in Jerusalem.
• The group of German Christians & descendants of Nazis, work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism.

Israel Hayom


Thirty-five cities in Europe, the United States and Latin America will hold marches to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary next month in a series of events being organized by March of Life, a group of German Christians and descendants of Nazis who work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu confident Trump will change world’s attitude on Iranian threats


WATCH: PM Netanyahu’s address marked Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying that even as antisemitism is on the rise in Europe, the greatest hatred of the Jewish people and the Jewish State comes from Iran.



The world’s view of Iran is likely to change with US President Donald Trump in the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on Thursday during a speech at Yad Vashem to the diplomatic corps.

PM Netanyahu addresses the Diplomatic Corps at an event hosted by Yad Vashem marking Int’l Day of Commemoration in memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.-

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Rwandan genocide delegation visit Yad Vashem to emulate meaningful memorial


A delegation from Kigali Genocide Memorial Center visited the Int’l School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem to learn how the Rwandan genocide can best be memorialized.
– Head of the Kigali Genocide Memorial: ‘Yad Vashem is exactly what we’re trying to create.’

By Itamar Eichner


The International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, held a seminar in conjunction with the Israeli Foreign Ministry on the Rwanda genocide which occurred in 1994 earlier this week.

“Yad Vashem is exactly what we are trying to create,” said the head of the Rwandan delegation Gerta Honorah. Honorah is also the head of the Kigali Genocide MemorialSeveral of the members of the delegations were themselves survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Continue Reading »

The legal battle over Schindler’s list

The battle between Yad Vashem, which received the original Oskar Schindler’s list from his mistress vs. Prof. Martha Rosenberg, who claims to be Schindler’s only legal heir, is revealing fascinating details.

By Zvi Harel


An Argentine history professor, the daughter of German Jews who emigrated prior to World War II, is suing Yad Vashem, claiming that Oskar Schidler’s widow left her the rights to valuable documents currently on display at Israel’s Holocaust Memorial.

Emilie Schindler and Professor Martha Rosenberg – Photo: AP

Far from the eyes of the public, in a narrow hall in the Jerusalem District Court, two people, neither of whom are alive, are mentioned constantly: Oskar and Emilie Schindler — recognized as Righteous Among the Nations for their heroic rescue of 1,200 Jews during World War II. Continue Reading »

How could a genocide happen in the 21st century while the world is watching?


Kurdish and Yazidi delegation in Jerusalem visits Yad Vashem and sees the horrible parallels with persecution by ISIS.



The black-and-white images at one display at Yad Vashem’s Holocaust museum in Jerusalem show women survivors of the Volary death march who married and raised families.

The guide emphasized the desire to continue living that survivors had in the wake of the Nazi genocide, even as they lived crammed into displaced persons’ camps after the war.

Some of the members of the Yazidi and Kurdish delegation at Yad Vashem -photo: SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Some of the members of the Yazidi and Kurdish delegation at Yad Vashem on Sunday unfurl a Kurdish flag at the entrance.

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Watch: Israelis stop and stand still as sirens mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sirens went off for 2 minutes at 10:00 a.m. throughout Israel for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Christians and tourists alike stop whatever they’re doing to honor the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.


At 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, Israel came to a standstill as sirens blared throughout the country to commemorate the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi regime. During the two minute siren, traffic came to a standstill and people stopped working to remember the Holocaust.

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Tel Aviv, israel – YouTube screenshot

The siren will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem’s Warsaw Ghetto Square attended by President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and other senior governmental, military, and political figures. Continue Reading »

Prime Minister Netanyahu: P5+1 deal proves lessons of Holocaust have not been learned

Addressing the Jewish nation, Israel’s President Rivlin says State of Israel is not compensation for the Holocaust, “Israel was established by right, and by love of the ancient homeland.”



Israelis across the country began to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with memorials and ceremonies on Wednesday evening. Ceremonies across the country will continue through Thursday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at Holocaust memorial ceremony. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

The commemoration of the six million Jews murdered by the Germans began with a torch-lighting ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other senior officials at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Argentinian biographer sues Yad Vashem Holocaust museum over Oskar Schindler’s papers

Israel’s national Holocaust museum is being sued by an Argentinian woman over the ownership of a suitcase containing copies of the lists of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from certain death.

By i24news


Forty years after his death, a legal battle is playing out in Jerusalem over documents belonging to Oskar Schindler including personal copies of the lists of Jews he saved from the Holocaust.

Gali Tibbon (AFP)

A woman looks at copies of facsimiles of Oskar Schindler’s lists displayed at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, on March 4, 2015 – Photo: Gali Tibbon (AFP)

The case, which is expected to go to court next month, sheds unusual light on Schindler’s personal life after he saved some 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during World War II, and the battles over his estate. Continue Reading »

Sobibor WWII death camp gas chambers uncovered in archaeological dig

The personal effects of victims, including wedding rings, were found near gas chambers where some 250,000 Jews were murdered at the German built Sobibor death-camp in Poland, which the Nazis bulldozed & covered up with trees to conceal their crimes.

By Lahav Harkov & JPOST.COM STAFF



An archaeological dig in Poland has revealed the location of the gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp, Yad Vashem announced on Wednesday.


Sobibor death camp

Sobibor death camp. – Photo: REUTERS

Some 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, but on October 14, 1943, about 600 prisoners revolted and briefly escaped. Between 100 and 120 prisoners survived the revolt, and 60 of those survived the war. Continue Reading »

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored with new Warsaw memorial

The new memorial monument, which will be erected in the Warsaw Ghetto, will be entirely financed by Jews in Israel & from other countries.



Organizers have announced a design competition for a memorial in Warsaw to Poles who saved Jews during World War II.

Warsaw Ghetto

In this 1943 photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter. – Photo: AP

Polish-born Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Sigmund Rolat, of the Remembrance and Future Foundation, announced the competition at a news conference in Warsaw on Monday.

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Yad Vashem honors Egyptian as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’


Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial recognizes Dr. Mohamed Helmy for hiding several Berlin Jews.



The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial announced that it has recognized an Egyptian as Righteous Among the Nations, a title reserved for gentiles who risked themselves to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust.
Visitors at Yad Vashem

Visitors at Yad Vashem – Photo: Nir Elias/Reuters

Dr. Mohamed Helmy and Frieda Szturmann, a German woman, were honored for hiding several Berlin Jews from the Nazis who otherwise would have been deported to death camps. Helmy is the first Egyptian to receive this honor, Yad Vashem announced.

Helmy, who was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1901 to Egyptian parents, came to Berlin to study medicine in 1922 and worked at the Robert Koch Institute until he was fired, due to his non- Aryan ethnicity, in 1937.

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Nazi officer’s grandson returns books stolen 70 years ago

After Christoph Schlegel finds books that were stolen from a Jew during the Holocaust at his grandmother’s house, his search to return them leads him to Moshe Hofstadter, in Israel, the surviving son of the books’ owner.

By Yori Yalon


Four books stamped with his name, the only tangible keepsake that Moshe Hofstadter has of his father Abraham, who was murdered by the Nazis, were returned to him in a moving ceremony at Yad Vashem on Wednesday.

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Archbishop of Canterbury visits Yad Vashem with Israeli President

After numerous visits to Israel, Welby meets Peres for very first time and is clearly moved at Yad Vashem, saying peace is a “challenge.”





Although he has been to Israel many times before, for Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, his meeting on Thursday with President Shimon Peres was a first.
Archbishop of Canterbury in Jerusalem, June 27, 2013.

Archbishop of Canterbury in Jerusalem, June 27, 2013. – Photo: REUTERS

In saying what a privilege it was to meet the President, “and a great privilege to always come to this land.”

Peres, who had come to the meeting at his residence directly from the Herzl Day Commemoration where he was the keynote speaker, also refrained from directly mentioning the name of the country and called it “the Holy Land”.

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Germany adds $800 million for home care to remaining Holocaust survivors

The announcement of additional funding comes amid controversy over revelations related to a bungled investigations in 2001, that failed to detect a fraud at the Holocaust restitution organization.

By Uriel Heilman


NEW YORK (JTA) – The German government agreed to significantly expand its funding of home care for infirm Holocaust survivors and relax eligibility criteria for restitution programs to include Jews who spent time in so-called open ghettos.

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German officials lay a wreath at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem as Claims Conference officials look on, May 23, 2013. – Photo: Sasson Tiram

The agreement, reached after negotiations in Israel with the Claims Conference, will result in approximately $800 million in new funding for home care for Holocaust survivors from 2014 to 2017.

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