Category: Holocaust

American Jewry, Holocaust

Restitution Paid to Heirs of Nazi Era Jewish Art Collector

Basel Art Museum

Back in 1933, Jewish art collector Curt Glaser auctioned off precious pieces of art at rock-bottom prices out of desperation. Glaser was ousted from his position as director of the Berlin Art Library. He sold the art to get the funds to get out of Nazi Germany. He managed to get to the U.S., where …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Holocaust, Quality of Jewish Life

Man Arrested for 2018 Antisemitic Crime

Caine Zander Brown

Caine Zander Brown, age 20, has been arrested for spraying antisemitic graffiti on a Louisiana synagogue, Northshore Jewish Congregation, in 2018. During the investigation, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed Brown regarding a separate matter. Brown admitted traveling to Mandeville, the location of the synagogue, at the time of the defacement of the house …

antisemitism, Holocaust

Valerie Plame Takes Money from Holocaust Denier

Valerie Plame has taken flack before for tweeting antisemitic articles from a white supremacist website. Now the Democrat, a congressional candidate, is also accepting contributions from a Holocaust denier. There have so far been 8 documented donations to Plame’s campaign from Pete McCloskey and his wife, totaling more than $1200. McCloskey is infamous for referring …

antisemitism, Holocaust

Chatila: Tolerance Comes Before Peace

President Rivlin with Lebanese-born Swiss businessman Abdallah Chatila

A Lebanese businessman, Abdallah Chatila, bought €600,000 worth of items relating to the Nazi era, including a top hat that was once owned by Adolf Hitler, and a silver-plated copy of Mein Kampf that belonged to Hermann Goering. But before you come to the obvious conclusion that Chatila is an antisemite, know this: he bought the …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Education, Holocaust, Jewish pride, Quality of Jewish Life

Threats Against Jewish Students in Western Massachusetts

Monument Valley Regional Middle School in Massachusetts

Threats against Jewish students at Monument Valley Regional Middle School have been ruled “no threat to safety” by school officials, according to a report by the Berkshire Eagle. The report cited parents of students in the school, who detailed several threats and incidents. Parents said one student told Jewish students that he was going to …

American Jewry, Holocaust, Jewish pride

Bar Mitzvah for Holocaust Survivor

Holocaust survivor Fred Behrend (screenshot)

Fred Behrend had a bar mitzvah in 1939, after his family fled to Cuba from Nazi Germany. The family left with nothing, so guests brought their own food. Exactly 80 years later, on the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 93-year-old Behrend will celebrate his bar mitzvah once again in Voorhees, N.J. at Congregation Beth El. …

antisemitism, Holocaust, Quality of Jewish Life

Poll: More Than a Quarter of Germans are Antisemites

Germany 1938

According to a survey conducted by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) some two months ago, just before the Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in Halle, more than a quarter of the German participants agreed with antisemitic tropes about Jewish people. The exact numbers are 351 out of 1,300 Germans that agreed with the antisemitic …

Holocaust

The Death of a Righteous Gentile

Krystyna Danko

We wrote about Krystyna Danko, only recently, during a fundraising effort to buy the Righteous Gentile, who saved Jews during the Holocaust, a proper hospital bed. Now she has died, at age 102. She went to her final rest in the hospital bed that so many Jewish people helped to fund. Maybe more than the …

Holocaust, Israel, Jewish pride

Showing Gratitude to One of the Righteous of the Nations

Krystyna Danko

Jews have an attitude of gratitude. That’s the gist of the story of the Holocaust survivor from Israel who donated money to buy a $1,200 medical bed for 102-year-old Krystyna Danko, a non-Jewish woman from Warsaw, who risked her life to save Jews from genocide. Danko is thought to be the oldest of the Righteous Among …

Education, Holocaust

This Principal Believes the Holocaust is Up for Debate

Spanish River Community High School

William Latson, principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, told a student’s mom that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.” He wasn’t lying when he said this, he just wasn’t telling the truth. Sure, Holocaust denial exists. But an educator’s job is to disseminate the facts. The Holocaust is a fact. There …