With the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. as a backdrop, the German delegation met with the Claims Conference negotiating delegation and heard first-hand testimony from survivors about the critical need for funding increases. The negotiations resulted in a €75 million ($87.75 million) increase in funding for social welfare services for Holocaust survivors, bringing total global allocations for 2019 to €480 ($564 million). In … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivors to Receive Increased Social Services
The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) has announced the launch of the Romanian Survivor Relief Program. This program is funded from the restitution of communal properties wrongfully taken from Jewish communities of Romania during and after World War II. The funds have been made available by the Caritatea Foundation, which is a partnership of the WJRO and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania. The Claims Conference, a WJRO … [Read more...] about New Fund Esatablished for Romanian Holocaust Survivors
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