Nearly 75 years after tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews were shot at the banks of the River Danube in Budapest in 1944, ZAKA Search and Rescue divers are about to begin searching the river in an attempt to retrieve their bones for a full Jewish burial. This, after three years of protracted international negotiations by ZAKA representatives to receive permission for the historic search and recovery mission, including requests made at the highest … [Read more...] about ZAKA Divers to Retrieve Bones of Holocaust Victims from Danube
USC Shoah Foundation and Genesis Philanthropy Group partner to create first Russian-language interactive biographies for award-winning ‘Dimensions in Testimony’ program Thanks to a new partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), the experiences of Russian-speaking Jews during the Holocaust and World War II in the former Soviet Union will be documented for the first time in USC Shoah Foundation’s … [Read more...] about Survivors and Soldiers: Revolutionary Technology Preserves Living Testimony of Soviet Jewish Experience of Holocaust and WWII
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
The Nazis had prescripted the events of November 9th, 1938. For them, it was only a matter of when such a premeditated assault on German Jewry would occur. The planned attack on German Jewry itself had been crafted as early as 1937. Indeed, historians have identified a number of reasons that prompted German officials to launch such an action:
“The background of the pogrom was signified by a sharp cleavage of … [Read more...] about A Night in November:
Remembering the 9th of November, 1938
San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies has pledged $2 million to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to develop the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program. Through lectures, symposia, film screenings, and local and national partnerships, programs highlighting recent research and personal accounts of the Holocaust will ensure public remembrance of the atrocities that led to the genocide of more than six million Jews. The foundation’s … [Read more...] about National WWII Museum to Establish Holocaust Education Program
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum launched its Forever Project to MPs at the House of Commons. The Forever Project uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to not only to hear and see Holocaust survivors, but to ask them questions and get answers. MPs and guests at the event had the chance to interact with Holocaust survivors through the 3D digital technology. The aim of Forever is to preserve the voice of … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivors visit Parliament in the form of a 3D Interactive Project