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Anti-Israel protest disrupts vote to support Holocaust Education Week at Ryerson U

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:15pm 12/4/2016 at 9:15pm

We have documented for years how anti-Israel protests at campuses frequently cross over into antisemitism, both directly and by creating a toxic environment for Jews.

Ryerson University in Toronto is a case in point. A resolution to boycott Israel passed in 2014

Another Ontario university student union has voted in support of the anti-Israel...

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The Importance of Elie Wiesel’s “Night”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/3/2016 at 4:30pm

In honor of the passing of Elie Wiesel, I’d like to share a personal story about how I was affected by his work.

In the early 1980’s I found myself at a new school in the eighth grade. My English teacher required my class to read Wiesel’s major work

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dies at Age 87

http://www.timesofisrael.com/elie-wiesel-nobel-peace-prize-winner-holocaust-survivor-dies-aged-87/
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:29pm 7/2/2016 at 5:29pm
http://www.timesofisrael.com/elie-wiesel-nobel-peace-prize-winner-holocaust-survivor-dies-aged-87/

Elie Wiesel, a beacon of light, died today at age 87 after a prolonged illness.

The Times of Israel reports:

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Holocaust survivor and human rights activist Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel died on Saturday at the age of 87 after a prolonged illness.

A survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi death...

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The Babies Who Survived the Holocaust

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/30/2016 at 7:00pm

Through the course of my daily interneting, I happened across a post that discussed the babies born in Dachau. Naturally, I had to check this out further.

Their stories are amazing and too good not to share.

First, the story of the babies pictured in the featured image:

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50 Year Later, Auschwitz Museum Unearths Thousands of Victims’ Lost Items

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/9/2016 at 7:30pm

More than 16,000 items belonging to victims of Nazi death camp, Auschwitz were recently rediscovered in Poland.

Their whereabouts have been known since 1967, but shortly thereafter, communist upheaval stalled the recovery of these long-lost possessions.

Haaretz reports:

The items include flatware, brushes, pipes, lighters, kitchenware, penknives, buttons, jewelry, watches, keys, stamps, medical kits,...

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Anatoly Shapiro, A Name to Remember

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:45pm 1/27/2016 at 7:45pm

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we revisit the story of Anatoly Shapiro.

Major Anatoly Shapiro was a Jewish officer in the Red Army who led his troupes to liberate Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 1945.  He enlisted in the Red Army at the onset of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, was wounded...

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My roots trip to Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:00am 5/19/2015 at 7:00am

Last Sunday, May 10, 2015,  I set out, together with my husband, brother and sister-in-law, on a “roots” trip to Germany.

I was feeling rather ambivalent about the whole trip as I always swore to myself that I would never set foot in Germany after what happened to my family and of...

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Never Again

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:08pm 1/27/2015 at 2:08pm

If you walk past the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., you’ll see an enormous banner hanging near the entrance. You can’t miss it, whether you’re making your way to darken the building’s doorway, or not. “NEVER AGAIN” is the slogan for their latest educational push and messaging campaign, but...

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Can the world be trusted with Jews?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:15am 4/14/2013 at 8:15am

Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated last week. The day occasioned a number of remarkable stories.

Orin Kerr wrote about his late father:

The death march brought Aronek and his group to a death camp called Rieben in West Prussia. On the way there, they slept on church floors and were barely fed by their...

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