On the occasion of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has released a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness and knowledge among adults in the United States. The survey found there are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust, and there is a broad-based consensus that schools must be responsible … [Read more...] about New Survey by Claims Conference Finds Significant Lack of Holocaust Knowledge in the United States
By Phyllis Greenberg Heideman
The 2018 March of the Living marks thirty years since the first 1,500 participants gathered in Poland and marched along the path of memory that marchers have taken each year since.
As we again gather in Poland to march together from Auschwitz to Birkenau, we are more than merely walking along the 3.2-kilometer path that connects these two historical sites of our Jewish past. We are marching from our past into … [Read more...] about Holocaust Memory:
The Next Thirty Years
Holocaust Memorial Day and March for Our Lives says “Never Again” threads together two tragedies and highlights the power and responsibility of young people to say “We will not let this happen again.” By Sophie Feinberg (GAINESVILLE, FL April 9, 2018) - I don’t remember exactly the first time I learned about the Holocaust. I went to a Jewish preschool and Hebrew school. I knew about the holidays and culture. But, I didn’t know the dark … [Read more...] about Never Forget and Never Again
By Larisa Klebe When I was in second grade I learned about the Holocaust in religious school - well, sort of. My teacher said that there was a bad man named Hitler who rose to power in Germany, and blamed the Jews for things like people not having jobs and food. Then he put the Jews in “prisons,” didn’t feed them very much, and tattooed numbers on their arms. Looking back, I know my teacher had the best of intentions. She wanted to teach us … [Read more...] about First “Menschiness,” Then Holocaust
Jews who resided in Algeria between July 1940 and November 1942, and suffered from Nazi persecution may now be eligible for payment through the Claims Conference Hardship Fund. Those eligible will be entitled to a one-time payment of 2,556.46 Euros. It is estimated that there are approximately 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors living around the world. The Claims Conference is opening a Registration Help Center in Paris, where the … [Read more...] about Germany to Compensate 25,000 Holocaust Survivors from Algeria