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    Georgia Southern University’s Henderson Library has been chosen to host the Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibit February 1 – March 11, 2022. Georgia Southern University’s Zach S. Henderson Library is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The touring library exhibition — based on the special exhibition of the same name at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. — will travel to U.S. libraries from 2020 to 2022. “We are so proud to be selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants to host this important and powerful exhibition,” said Lisa Carmichael, Ph.D., dean of Libraries at Georgia Southern University. “We encourage community members to come explore it, and we’re excited to be partnering with local organizations, as well. The exhibition will challenge people to not only ask ‘what would...
    CNN’s John Berman, Brianna Keilar, and S.E. Cupp tore into Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for comparing vaccine mandate opponents to Jews hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Berman set the stage on New Day by warning viewers of the “deranged, dishonest, offensive” comments from Kennedy that he was about to air. The CNN host was referring to Kennedy’s speech in Washington where he dove into numerous conspiracy theories about how vaccine mandates were all part of a scheme involving satellites, Bill Gates, and 5G mobile networks to establish totalitarian control over society. “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” Kennedy declared. “I visited in 1962 East Germany with my father and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped, so it was possible — many died doing it, but it was possible.” Kennedy’s comments drew widespread outrage on Sunday, along with numerous reminders that Frank was murdered by the Nazis when she and her family were discovered and sent to concentration camps. It was...
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., nephew of former President John F. Kennedy and son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, is facing backlash for telling a crowd of anti vaccine mandate protesters that life was like 'Hitler's Germany.'  Kennedy and Informed Consent Action Network founder Del Bigtree were among big names who addressed the rally Sunday morning. Around 20,000 people were expected to attend the demonstration, with reports of the crowd ranging from several thousand to the Daily Caller's 30,000. 'Americans want democracy back, and this rally is a demand by Americans to get their democracy back,' Kennedy said of the rally, according to WUSA9.     Kennedy compared the plight of the vaccine-adverse to that of Anne Frank on Sunday, saying that 'even in Hitler's Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did.' RFK Jr. was shellacked on social media for his take, including one tweet from the Auschwitz Memorial. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a rally and march protesting vaccine mandates on the National Mall in Washington DC on Sunday. Kennedy used an analogy to the Holocaust...
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—A hodgepodge of Trumpworld superfans, disillusioned Democrats, far-right extremists, self-identifying independents, and street preachers assembled Sunday morning to rally against equal parts COVID-19 vaccines and mandates.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s not easy for 95-year-old Tibor Hollo to speak about the most agonizing time of his life when he was locked in a cattle car, ending up at Auschwitz, alone and just 15-years-old.   “They packed us into these box cars, I know it was over 100 people,” he told CBS’s Ted Scouten. READ MORE: In Unusual Move, Florida Gov. Ron Desantis Submits Redistricting MapWith tears streaming down his face, Hollo was sitting in a replica of one of those cars that’s on tour around Florida and the country. The car was on display at Bal Harbour’s Founders Circle. The idea behind the “Hate Ends Now, The Cattle Car Experience” is to put people where others once stood to feel their stories of horror, fear, and despair.  Hollo never forgets.   “Lots of people didn’t come out of the cars.  The death began in these boxcars,” he said. Solly Hess is bringing the tour to schools and communities. “We’re all brothers and sisters, we’re all God’s children,  that’s what Hate Ends Now is all about,” said...
    A Holocaust survivor who spent four months at Auschwitz has celebrated becoming a great-grandmother for the 35th time.   Lily Ebert, 98, who grew up in Hungary, was liberated by American soldiers in April 1945 when she was 20 and, some 77 years later, says babies are the 'best revenge against the Nazis'.  She said: 'For anybody to achieve this - to be a great-grandmother - is something special, but how much more for me as a Holocaust survivor... it is very special. 'I never thought I would achieve this. I had to survive first of all and then to achieve this age... (the Nazis) wanted to kill us and we showed (them) that they could not.'  Lily Ebert, 98, who spent four months at Auschwitz has celebrated becoming a great-grandmother for the 35th time. Pictured: Lily, with great-grandson Dov Forman as a baby in 2003 After being freed, Ms Ebert spent a year in Switzerland before moving to Palestine-occupied Israel in 1946. She migrated to the UK in 1967 with her husband, Samuel, and began a life of educating the world about...
    Yet another Republican lawmaker has drawn a comparison between the Holocaust and vaccine mandates prompted by the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic. Yet another “apology” has been issued for such comments. And if history is any indicator, when the public handwringing period cools and the performative apologies from the offending party end, nothing will change, really. There will be some other Republican somewhere down the road who will draw the comparison. And there won’t be any calls for censure from GOP leadership. There won’t be any real course correction or internal reflection done. There might be a slap on the wrist in private and forced apologies in public. There may even be some tangible consequences like the removal of that person from a committee assignment. But beyond that, history has shown of late, that’s about it.  It’ll just keep happening this way as long as Americans keep electing those individuals into office, or if the responsible person is not removed from their perch of great privilege as an elected official in the United States.  Much debate has already been devoted to whether these lawmakers who make these statements do so out of malice or ignorance or both. Frankly, I don’t care...
    A poignant three-minute film documenting the life of a Jewish community in Poland just one year before being rounded up and later wiped out by the Nazis has been turned into a full-length documentary.  The 1938 colour film was made by American traveller David Kurtz, whose family had emigrated from Poland in 1890. The short clip shows crowds of youngsters wearing yarmulkes (traditional Jewish caps) on a cobbled street in Nasielsk, eastern Poland, their faces beaming in innocent fascination at the camera. Also seen are families gathered in groups as they smile in front of Kurtz's camera.   After the Nazis' arrival in the town in December 1939, Nasielsk's residents were rounded up. Only 100 members of its community of 3,000 Jews would survive the Holocaust, in which an estimated six million men, women and children were murdered in a network of death camps. The film had lain forgotten in a battered tin can until being found by Mr Kurtz's grandson Glenn in the cellar of their family home in Florida. Originally intended as a holiday home movie, the 16-mm film...
    Some of the people who have been helped by charities close to the heart of Kate Middleton have been sending birthday messages to the royal on her 40th birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge was praised by many who've faced struggles for her 'down-to-earth and kind nature' after her work with charities touched their lives.  Speaking to the Sun, Lynda Sneddon, the mother of six-year-old cancer patient Mila Sneddon, who has met Kate twice, including at her December 8th carol service in Westminster Abbey, thanked the Duchess for making her daughter feel special.  Meanwhile, Holocaust survivor Ike Alterman, who met Kate in September, said he was impressed by her knowledge of the Holocaust and touched that she spent more time with him than she had planned in order to hear his story.  Scroll down for video  On her 40th birthday, Kate Middleton has been praised by those who've been helped by her charity work. She's pictured unloading a pallet of supplies during a visit to Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics Sheffield in August 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her...
    A woke Historian has sparked fury online after comparing the January 6 riot to the Holocaust during an MSNBC appearance making the  first anniversary of the violence at the Capitol.   During an MSNBC appearance on Thursday to mark the one year anniversary of the Capitol riots Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley boldly compared the days events to that of the Holocaust - which saw 11 million people exterminated by the Nazis - Pearl Harbor and the September 11 attacks.  Brinkley told MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin that there is irreputable proof of what happened that day and  history wont be kind those who try to downplay the events and evoked the Holocaust.  'But we have film footage of happened on January 6th, and we have proof,' Brinkley said. 'Dwight Eisenhower during World War II, made sure all the Holocaust camps were filmed. So we've got the film footage, so we're combating the conspiracy theorists, deniers and some, you know, Trumpeteers.'   Scroll Down For Video:  During an MSNBC appearance Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley (pictured) boldly compared the January 6 riots to...
    A guest on MSNBC heightened the rhetoric even more than Democrats and liberal pundits on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.  During a panel discussion on Thursday, Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley agreed with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., that history will judge those who attempted to minimize the violence that took place during the peaceful transition of power, praising her as "brave" and a "true profile in courage" for bucking the rest of her party, even comparing her to "brave Republicans" like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and John McCain.  CBS NEWS BURIES POLL RESULT SHOWING STRONG BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT JAN. 6 WAS ‘A PROTEST THAT WENT TOO FAR’ "But we have film footage of happened on January 6th, and we have proof," Brinkley told MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin. "Dwight Eisenhower during World War II, made sure all the Holocaust camps were filmed. So we've got the film footage, so we're combating the conspiracy theorists, deniers and some, you know, Trumpeteers."  "But what my worry is what do we call this and make sure we honor...
    Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images Desmond Tutu, the prominent archbishop, died on Sunday at the age of 90. While his legacy in fighting apartheid in South Africa was rightly heralded in media coverage of his death, his history of troubling comments about Jews was mostly omitted. Outlets including the Associated Press, NBC News, the BBC, NPR, and CBS News omitted any mention of Tutu’s comments. Those outlets and others also failed to mention that Tutu’s support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS movement against Israel. BDS is anti-Semitic, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee. Tutu also minimized and distorted the memory of the Holocaust. He once said that “the gas chambers” during the Holocaust made for “a neater death” than South Africa’s apartheid policies. Such rhetoric is anti-Semitic, according to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, whose working definition of anti-Semitism has been adopted by dozens of countries including the United States. In 1984, Tutu compared Israel to Nazi Germany by accusing the Jewish state of “collaboration” with South Africa’s apartheid government, which is “carrying out...
    This is the touching moment the daughter of a Holocaust survivor was reunited with the aunts she never knew existed until she matched with them through an online DNA database.  Clare Reay, 52, was born in the UK to her mother, Eva, but knew little about her life, other than that she had spent time in an Israeli orphanage after the Second World War and was adopted by a British couple. It was only when Clare, from Newcastle, was given a DNA kit from MyHeritage - an Israel-based online genealogy platform - as a birthday present from her son in 2020 that she discovered her mother's extraordinary family history, one that she herself never knew.   Eva, who died in 2014, was born to Dora, a Jewish teenager who had been sent to Auschwitz and Lublin-Majdanek concentration camps with her parents. At some point, she became separated from her baby, although it is not known how. While Eva was eventually adopted and raised in the UK, Dora settled in the US, where she married had two more daughters, Jean, now 74, and Dena,...
    When Walt Disney was a budding artist aged seven growing up on the family farm in rural Missouri, his older brother Roy shot a rabbit. Young Walt was appalled. That week he had learnt to draw the farm’s wild rabbits in his first cartoon doodles, sketching their floppy ears and wide eyes peeping at him through the grass. In protest, he refused to eat the rabbit stew. Three decades later, he created one of his best-loved animated characters — Thumper the fun-loving rabbit, who helps his pal Bambi to dodge the human hunters with their guns. How much more horrified Walt would have been if he’d known the grim truth about Bambi. A new translation of the original 1923 novel by Felix Salten reveals the story was never meant for children. Walt Disney created one of his best-loved animated characters — Thumper the fun-loving rabbit, who helps his pal Bambi to dodge the human hunters with their guns  Brutal, bleak and filled with cruelty, Bambi: A Life In The Woods was written as an allegory about the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany....
    The Washington, D.C., elementary school librarian who allegedly instructed students to re-enact the Holocaust on Friday also shared posts on social media that one activist is calling problematic. According to Fox 5 DC, Kimberlynn Jurkowski, a librarian at the Watkins Elementary School, allegedly instructed students to take part in a Holocaust reenactment where students were asked to portray Adolf Hitler and even dig ditches which were meant to serve as mass graves. "Unfortunately, during research time in the library today, we received reports that students in the class were asked to re-enact the Holocaust as part of their library time. According to the report, the re-enactment included students being asked to portray participants from the Holocaust like Adolf Hitler, digging ditches to serve as mass graves, and simulated shootings. It was also alleged that the staff member leading the lesson also made anti-Semitic statements," the school's principal said in a letter to parents obtained by Fox 5. One mother told the news outlet that her child was given instructions to pretend to choke and die while inside a gas chamber...
    In a shocking and disturbing incident, a teacher at a Washington, D.C., elementary school made third-graders pretend to die in gas chambers and shoot their classmates in disturbing reenactments of the Holocaust, according to The Washington Post. While the teacher has not been identified, an email to the students’ parents from Watkins Elementary School’s principal notes that they were placed on leave last week. The teacher has also been accused of making antisemitic comments. According to Principal MScott Berkowitz, the students had been sent to a library class on Friday for a self-directed project during which they were made to simulate the scenes by the instructor as part of their research. The instructor made students simulate digging ditches to serve as mass graves, pretend to board trains to concentration camps, simulate mass shootings, and asked one student play Adolf Hitler. That student was told to pretend to commit suicide at the end of the stimulation, as Hitler did. According to the Post,  when students asked the teacher why the Germans had committed genocide, the teacher reportedly replied it was “because the Jews ruined Christmas.” A parent told the Post that...
    A librarian at District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) who allegedly forced third-graders to reenact the Holocaust has a prior criminal record in New Jersey, according to records from the New Jersey Department of Education. Kimberlynn Jurkowski, Watkins Elementary School’s librarian and media specialist, was placed on a leave of absence after third-graders reported that she assigned students to dig ditches to serve as mass graves, simulate shootings, and asked one student to play Hitler, according to the Washington Post. (RELATED: D.C. Public School Staff Member Reportedly Told Third-Graders To Reenact The Holocaust Because ‘Jews Ruined Christmas’) Jurkowski has a prior criminal record charge after she allegedly committed theft and falsified records at a school district in New Jersey, according to records from New Jersey’s Education Department reported by FOX 5. OUTRAGEOUS – Kimberlynn Jurkowski, the 3rd grade library aid that forced 3rd graders to act out a Holocaust scene at Watkins Elementary School in DC is a FELON! She had her license suspended & was convicted in 2013 of defrauding the Hamilton Township school district of $24,000. pic.twitter.com/x39NVGXuNb —...
    A staff member at Watkins Elementary School in Washington, D.C., allegedly tasked third-graders with reenacting the Holocaust, according to the Washington Post. Watkins Elementary Principal MScott Berkowitz sent an email to parents informing them that some students were asked to portray participants from the Holocaust like Adolf Hitler, dig ditches to serve as mass graves, and simulate shootings.  The student who was assigned to play Hitler allegedly was instructed to pretend to commit suicide, according to the Washington Post. The staff member allegedly made “anti-Semitic statements,” according to Berkowitz’s email. The staff member allegedly told students that the Germans were angry “because the Jews ruined Christmas,” according to the Post. Another student was allegedly told to pretend to ride a train to a death camp and pretend to die in a gas chamber, one parent told the Post. The staff member reportedly told students not to talk about the activity with anyone else, though students reported the incident to their homeroom teacher. “I want to acknowledge the gravity of this poor instructional decision, as students should never be asked to act...
    (CNN)A staff member at a Washington, DC, elementary school is under investigation after allegedly telling third-grade students to reenact incidents from the Holocaust, DC Public Schools (DCPS) said in a statement to CNN. The instructor was placed on leave Friday pending the investigation, a DCPS official said.The instructor at Watkins Elementary School allegedly assigned specific roles to students while in library class, casting one student as Adolf Hitler, and directing students to dig mass graves and simulate shooting victims, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the alleged incident. The parent of one of the students told the paper their child said the staff member made an anti-Semitic remark.Students are fed up with racist slurs and bullying. Now theyre walking out of classThe parent also told the Post the instructor asked students not to tell anyone about the reenactment, but they told their homeroom teacher.The third-grade class met with the school's mental health response team after the incident, the Post reported.Read More"Earlier today, we received a report of a classroom of students receiving a lesson that included portraying different...
    A Washington DC school teacher is on leave after she allegedly told third graders in the school library to reenact scenes from the Holocaust, a grim spectacle that including digging fake mass graves and gas chambers. The teacher at DC's Watkins Elementary School assigned specific roles to the pre-teens in an attempt to teach the horrors. The instructor, who has not been identified, was placed on leave Friday.   A Jewish student was even cast in the role of Adolf Hitler in the bizarre reenactment, according to another student's parent. At the end of the re-staging, the student was told to fake committing suicide just as the leader of the Third Reich did.  Principal MScott Berkowitz said that originally, the students were taking their library class to do a self-directed project ahead of winter break. Watkins Elementary School in Washington, DC was the site of a bizarre reenactment of the Holocaust Friday Principal MScott Berkowitz (pictured) said that originally, the students were taking their library class to do a self-directed project ahead of winter break A Jewish student was even cast...
    (CNN)The creator of the human-like robot toys Transformers, Henry Orenstein, died Tuesday at the age of 98 due to complications from Covid-19, his wife Susie Orenstein told CNN Saturday.Orenstein died at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, his wife confirmed.A Holocaust survivor who lived through five concentration camps in Poland during World War II, Orenstein came to America in 1947 where he later began his journey in creating toys, his wife said.Orenstein patented multiple toys in the 1960s, including the Suzy Cute Doll and Johnny Lightning toy cars, his wife explained."He had a great eye for things that could be different," Susie Orenstein noted. "Everything he looked at, if he could make it better, he would. From light bulbs to toys to poker, he was always coming up with ideas."Read MoreSusie Orenstein said she met Henry in New York in 1968, and the couple was married for 50 "wonderful" years. Along with his toy creations, Orenstein's wife said he also patented the "Hole Card Camera," a video camera mounted under a small glass panel on the card table,...
    On Monday, Fox Nation host Lara Hogan ignorantly compared America’s top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele, the evil Nazi doctor at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. During Fox News Primetime, Logan said: Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Joseph Mengele. Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the second World War and in the concentration camps. And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this because the response from Covid, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies. Fauci is deserving of criticism. He has been misleading on the subject of gain-of-function research; opposed, though he later reversed, President Donald Trump restricting travel from China at the start of the pandemic; used his position, which is supposed to be apolitical, to insert himself into political squabbles with the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). But Fauci playing politics is not remotely close to...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Members of South Florida’s Jewish community observed the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, considered to be the night the Holocaust began. Wednesday, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center and the Consulate General of Israel in Miami remembered the perseverance of Holocaust survivors that experienced the horrors of Kristallnacht. READ MORE: 2021 Veterans Day Discounts & Deals The ruins of the Tielshafer Synagogue in Berlin, burnt by the Nazis on ‘Kristallnacht’ in November 1938.  (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images) READ MORE: US Senator Marco Rubio Holds Veterans Day Event At FIUOn November 9th and 10th, 1938, also known as “The Night of Broken Glass,” Nazis damaged and destroyed thousands of Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues in Germany and Austria leaving streets covered in glass. Kristallnacht resulted in the deaths of 91 Jews and was the first time, tens of thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps. MORE NEWS: New Study Finds COVID-19 Antibodies Present In Breast Milk Of MomsEvery year there are fewer Holocaust survivors, and they say it is important to them that the younger...
    New York (CNN Business)Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told a story about the Holocaust to promote the company's benefits to a group of employees in a meeting this past weekend. Schultz, who is Jewish, said a rabbi in Israel told him about the experiences of prisoners at concentration camps in Poland: They were only given a few blankets and had to share. "Not everyone, but most people shared their blanket with five other people," said Schultz. "So much of that story is threaded into what we've tried to do at Starbucks -- is share our blanket."Schultz shared the story with employees in the Buffalo area Saturday. He has told the story before, including during a 2016 shareholders meeting. His comments on Saturday were posted on a video on Starbucks' YouTube page.Reactions to his analogy have been wide-ranging. Holocaust prisoners' selflessness while facing death isn't a direct parallel to a Fortune 500 company providing benefits to its employees.Read More"Felt like it wasn't a very appropriate analogy," a Starbucks employee in attendance told the New York Times. The Forward, a Jewish publication,...
    An Israeli court has suspended the auction of a partial Nazi tattoo kit believed to be used on inmates at the Auschwitz death camp. The judgment came on Wednesday following an outcry from Holocaust survivors who chastised the auctioneers in Gilo, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, for trying to flog the kit. Obtained from a private collector, the kit is comprised of eight fingernail-sized steel dies, each lined with pins to form numerals, which would have been pressed into prisoners' flesh with ink to brand their serial numbers according to auctioneer Meir Tzolman.  His website had deemed it 'the most shocking of Holocaust items', with a projected sale value of $30,000 to $40,000.  More than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at Auschwitz, among a number of camps run by Nazi Germany on occupied Polish soil during World War Two. It was the only facility that tattooed inmates.  The dies from a tattoo kit, and a manual, are displayed at an Israeli auction house which says they were used on inmates at Auschwitz death camp...
    Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has revealed she has not had the shot and slammed 'vaccine Nazis' for 'ruining our country' - months after apologizing for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. 'They're ruining our country, these vaccine Nazis,' Greene told Steve Bannon's War Room podcast. 'I'm sorry. I know I'm using the word Nazi and everybody gets mad when I say it, but that's exactly what they are,' the 47-year-old added. Greene, who has been cited by the House sergeant-at-arms on at least 20 occasions for refusing to wear a face covering, also told Bannon she has not been vaccinated against Covid-19. Marjorie Taylor Greene angrily admits for the first time that she's "not getting the vaccine." And she says "vaccine Nazis" can't make her to take the shot. pic.twitter.com/42MHASu5vb— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) November 2, 2021 'They're ruining our country, these vaccine Nazis,' Greene told Steve Bannon's War Room podcast on Tuesday Asked on Tuesday by Bannon whether the vaccine mandates showed 'the fascism of the elites,' she did not shrink from Third Reich comparisons 'They are the fascists. They...
    Berlin's police chief has apologised after officers were pictured doing press-ups on part of the capital's memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Pictures published by Berlin's BZ tabloid showed uniformed policemen leaning on one of the concrete slabs that makes up the memorial as if training in the gym. The newspaper said they were stills from a video apparently taken by the officers themselves on a mobile phone during a holiday weekend in May when they were deployed to the area because of demonstrations.  Berlin's police chief has apologised after officers were pictured doing press-ups on part of the capital's memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust Pictures published by Berlin's BZ tabloid showed uniformed policemen leaning on one of the concrete slabs that makes up the memorial as if training in the gym The memorial, a field of 2,700 grey concrete slabs near the Brandenburg Gate, is open around the clock and is not surrounded by any barriers. Visitors are supposed to refrain from activities such as running and jumping from one...
    An anti-vaxxer was attacked by an outraged woman after he dressed like a Nazi concentration camp victim during a bizarre protest. Shocked witnesses filmed the man standing on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanson Street in the Melbourne CBD about 1.30pm on Saturday holding a sign comparing Covid vaccine mandates to the holocaust.  'History repeats,' the man's sign read, as he paced back and forth chanting propaganda.  The man was wearing a blue-striped pyjama set, which resembled the uniforms worn by millions of Jews in concentration camps across Europe during World War II.  Two women approached the man to tell him he was an 'absolute disgrace' for comparing himself to Holocaust survivors. An anti-vaxxer has sparked outrage after dressing like a concentration camp victim to protest Covid-vaccine mandates in Melbourne (pictured) A group of young people then berated him for drawing comparisons between his cause and the extermination of millions.  'I spoke to the witness who filmed this, a Jewish woman in her 50s, who has Holocaust survivors in her family,' Dvir Abramovich, chairman of Australia's leading civil rights...
    GOBBY soccer boss Joey Barton sparked fury by using the term "holocaust" to describe a bad football performance. Fans were appalled he used the word describing the Nazi regime’s slaughter of Jews during WW2 after his Bristol Rovers side lost to Newport County. 2Joey Barton made the remarks in a post-match interview with SkyCredit: SKY SPORT 2Barton, 39, has had a career littered with scandal on and off the pitchCredit: PA He described his League Two outfit as a “fragile group” that is low on confidence after they went down 3-1 at home on Saturday. In a post-match interview with Sky, Barton, 39, used the word “holocaust”, “a nightmare” followed by “absolute disaster” to describe the inconsistency of his team. The former Newcastle midfielder told reporters: "The team is almost like musical chairs. Someone gets in and does well, but then gets suspended. Someone gets in and does well, then gets injured. "Someone gets in, does well for the game, then has a 'holocaust', a nightmare. You know, an absolute disaster." Sussex Friends of Israel - a community group...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Sky Champion Dana Evans joins Ryan and Val in studio to talk about her basketball career, WNBA Championship and this week's Skytown celebration on Windy City Weekend.RELATED: Roz Varon's Weekender ReportRise Up Exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust MuseumThe Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting the groundbreaking exhibit "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" which explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn and ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. The exhibit features over 85 photographs, interactive displays and artifacts and examines pop culture's role in influencing and reflecting attitudes about the LGBTQ+ community through film, television, sports and music."Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" runs now through May 2022. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM with last entrance at 4:00.For more information, visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org or call 847-967-4800Gearhead WorkspaceGearhead Workspace is the only DIY auto repair shop in the city of Chicago. The garage, located in the Bridgeport neighborhood, has all the tools and space you need to fix your own...
    "I received everything from jokes about my nose to gas chambers, all while studying for my bar mitzvah," Berman said, according to the network. He added that Peddy's words spotlight the problem with new laws that limit how teachers talk about racism and other controversial subjects. NBC News reported: "The facts are that there are not two sides of the Holocaust. The Nazis systematically killed millions of people. There are not two sides of slavery. White Europeans enslaved black Africans in this country until June 19, 1865, a moment we're barely 150 years removed from." Jewish parent Rob Forst said he's a descendant of Holocaust survivors, the network reported, and that his family is now wondering if they want to stay in Southlake — the municipality encompassing Carroll ISD about 30 minutes northwest of Dallas. Forst added that Ledbetter should issue a stronger condemnation regarding Peddy's "completely unacceptable" comments, NBC News added. However, some said that while they don't see eye to eye with Peddy's example, they don't believe she's racist or anti-Semitic,...
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Some members of a North Texas community and Jewish groups are speaking out against a controversial new state law after an administrator’s comments about books on the Holocaust. The school leader told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they should also include books that present “opposing” views. READ MORE: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets“It’s almost like a joke, what would an opposing view of the Holocaust be?” a teacher at Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, where the comment was made, told CNN. The teacher did not want to be identified for fear of retribution. Lane Ledbetter, superintendent of the Carroll ISD, issued an apology Thursday after a recording was leaked of the training session during which the comment was made. The audio, first reported by NBC News, was secretly recorded by a staff member. On it, Gina Peddy, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the district, can be heard using the Holocaust as an example of a historic event that...
    (CNN)Some members of a North Texas community and Jewish groups are speaking out against a controversial new state law after a local school administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they should also include books that present "opposing" views."It's almost like a joke, what would an opposing view of the Holocaust be?" a teacher at Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, where the comment was made, told CNN's Ed Lavandera. The teacher did not want to be identified for fear of retribution.Lane Ledbetter, superintendent of the Carroll ISD, issued an apology Thursday after a recording was leaked of the training session during which the comment was made. NBC News first reported on the recording and the incident. CNN has obtained a copy of the recording.Texas school administrator told teachers to include Holocaust books with opposing views when explaining new state lawOn it, Gina Peddy, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the district, can be heard using the Holocaust as an example of a historic event that would require opposing views...
    A Texas school district has released a statement in an attempt to clarify an administrator’s remarks, caught on audio, that suggested that teaching the Holocaust should consist of opposing perspectives in compliance with a new Texas law. The law, which took effect in September, requires “teachers who choose to discuss current events or widely debated and currently controversial issues of public policy or social affairs shall, to the best of their ability, strive to explore such issues from diverse and contending perspectives without giving deference to any one perspective.” During a training session last week in Southlake, TX, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for Carroll School District, Gina Peddy, addressed the issue. Her comments were recorded by a teacher in attendance; Texas is a “one-party consent” state that legally allows audio and video recordings to be made as long as one person present has consented. “We are in the middle of a political mess, and you are in the middle of a political mess, and so we just have to do the best that we can,” said Peddy....
    A North Texas school district superintendent apologized Thursday night for a district administrator who told teachers they should include books with “opposing” views of the Holocaust, according to reports. Gina Peddy, the Carroll Independent School District’s director of curriculum and instruction, told teachers Friday that they should include a book “opposing” the Holocaust, according to audio obtained by NBC. She said this is needed to comply with Texas’ new law requiring teachers present multiple perspectives when discussing “widely debated and currently controversial” topics. “As you go through, just try to remember the concepts of [Texas House Bill] 3979, and make sure that if, if you have a book on the Holocaust that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives,” Peddy said. NEW: A school administrator in Southlake, Texas, advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also have a book with an “opposing” perspective. Listen to the audio recording obtained by @NBCNews: https://t.co/vS0IjlROMu pic.twitter.com/yPtM1ncjgV — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2021 “How do you opposed...
    A Nazi executioner who shot 250 Jews in a single day is among 160 named and shamed, 80 years after a massacre that's been dubbed the 'Holocaust of bullets'. Babi Yar, a ravine on the edge of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, became infamous after 33,771 Jews were shot there during just two days in September 1941. But the Nazi atrocity has gone largely unpunished, with only 10 of the estimated 700 people that took part ever being convicted of a crime. Now, 80 years later, the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center has identified an initial 160 people it considers guilty of the killings. Along with their names, new information about the killers – including biographies and testimony – has been made public. One participant, Viktor Trill, who was a sergeant in the SS paramilitary group, described how he leapt down into the pits to kill any who survived the initial shooting. He said that he shot between '150 and 250 Jews', and chillingly added that they were 'resigned to their fate like lambs'.   Babi Yar, a ravine on the edge...
    A Southlake, Texas school official is under fire after telling teachers if they have a book in the classroom about the Holocaust they must also teach "other perspectives." “Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979," Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Carroll Independent School District, said in a training session Friday, as the recording (below) from NBC News shows. “And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives," she told teachers in a training session on the new law. “How do you oppose the Holocaust?" one teacher asked. “Believe me," Peddy said. “That's come up." At issue is a new Texas state ordinance drafted and rushed into law after parents complained about books teaching about racism. "The training came four days after the Carroll school board, responding to a parent's complaint, voted to reprimand a fourth grade teacher who had kept an anti-racism book in her classroom," NBC News reports.Update from Southlake. Last night the school board...
    A Texas school administrator attempting to explain the state’s new curriculum requirements suggested that books on the Holocaust should be balanced with “opposing” viewpoints, per audio obtained by NBC News. During a training session with teachers on Friday in Southlake, Texas, Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for Carroll School District, told them, “We are in the middle of a political mess, and you are in the middle of a political mess, and so we just have to do the best that we can. You’re gonna do what you do best. And that’s to teach kids.” One teacher said, “I think we’re all just really terrified.” “I think you are terrified, and I wish I could take that away,” Peddy replied. “You are professionals,” said Peddy. “We hired you as professionals. We trust you with our children. So if you think the book is ok, then let’s go with it. And whatever happens, we will fight it together we will.” “There’s a lot of districts that are in the same spot we’re in, and no one...
    Eddie Jaku, a Holocaust survivor who became famous for his focus on peace, tolerance and hope, died this week aged 101, describing himself as the 'happiest man on Earth'.  Though he was imprisoned in Auschwitz and his parents were killed, Jaku was determined not to let bitterness overshadow his life. In this extract from his recently published memoir, Jaku, who was married to Flore for 75 years and leaves two sons, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, describes how he found the will to live again after being tortured and starved: 'I have seen the very worst in mankind, the horrors of the death camps, the Nazi efforts to exterminate my life and the lives of all my people. 'Through all of my years I have learned this: life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. 'My story is a sad one in part, with great darkness and great sorrow. But it is a happy story in the end because happiness is something we can choose. 'I will show you how...' Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who became famous for his...
    (CNN)An Ohio Senate candidate who has pushed strong anti-refugee messages against Afghans and others is the grandson of refugees from Europe who settled in the Cleveland area with the aid of at least two resettlement organizations in the years following World War II. Josh Mandel, a former Ohio state treasurer running for Senate for a third time, has come under criticism for harsh anti-Afghan refugee messages said in the weeks since the frantic US withdrawal from Afghanistan in which the US and nearly two dozen other countries have evacuated tens of thousands of Afghans.Mandel has referenced "alligators" in tweets about refugees and suggested many will be terrorists. He has said "zero" refugees should be let into the US, claiming Afghan refugees will bring "covid" and "child brides." He has questioned "how many" Taliban fighters were on planes that left for the US from AfghanistanThe Biden administration has said it plans to resettle 60,000 Afghan refugees in the United States. "To all those journalists out there cheering on the welcoming of Afghan 'refugees': You can keep feeding the alligators, but eventually...
    A HERO soldier decided the only way to find out the true horrors of Auschwitz was to see for himself - so he volunteered to infiltrate the concentration camp. Polish officer Witold Pilecki reported back to the Allies about the brutality he witnessed - but his incredible bravery was not acted on many believed his reports were too horrific to be true. 5Witold Pilecki walked willingly into Auschwitz to uncover the horrors committed by the NazisCredit: Alamy 5Witold's reports however were not acted upon as the brutality was considered 'unbelievable'Credit: check copyright Pilecki was a soldier in the Polish cavalry when his country was invaded by the Germans in 1939. And he became part of the underground resistance when the Nazis began their brutal occupation. The Nazis started rounding up anybody deemed to be a threat to them and began sending them to camps such as Auschwitz. Stories about beatings and torture soon began to emerge which horrified the resistance. So the Poles who were still fighting decided someone had to be sent in to organise resistance and tell...
    Anne Frank House opened this month Its fourth partner site, And the first, impossible place in North America: the former home of alumni of the University of South Carolina in Colombia. The Anne Frank Center at UofSC, along with partners in Buenos Aires, Berlin and London, will host educational programs and exhibitions designed to showcase Frank’s life and heritage in the area where some educational institutions are located. Yes Frank House began its partnership program as a way to spread its message to communities that could not or could not visit the museum in Amsterdam. In 2017, the state of South Carolina made headlines, revealing that the new social research standards for K-12 public schools did not mention the ‘Holocaust’. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the state does not yet require teaching in Holocaust schools. The 2020 Holocaust Awareness Survey among Millennials and General Z Americans found that 57% of South Carolina youth could not name a concentration camp or ghetto, and nearly half saw the Holocaust decay or denial online. In 2018, the university began work...
    In an inadvertently comical scene around the half-way mark of The Survivor, a journalist played by Peter Sarsgaard remarks to Harry Haft—the film’s protagonist, a real-life Auschwitz survivor who was forced to fight fellow prisoners—that, “Nothing is black and white: the sweet spot of a true story is the cracks, the common ground between Jew and Nazi.” It’s not entirely clear to what extent this is supposed to serve as the film’s own modus operandi, but it’s pretty funny that the line appears in a film where the concentration camp flashbacks are presented in solemn black and white. The Survivor’s story is told in two distinct parts. One is set in post-war America, where the boxer Harry Haft (Ben Foster, with a creaky accent and something prosthetic going on in his facial area) is vying to fight Rocky Marciano, hoping to garner enough publicity to reconnect with his lost love, Leah. The other portion is set during the war, where Herschel Haft’s talent for pugilism is noted by a concentration camp officer (played by Billy Magnussen, with a ripe German...
    The Survivor/Bron Studios Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.When Barry Levinson, the veteran film and television director, was about 5 years old, a man appeared at his family’s home in Baltimore. Levinson was told that this fellow was his grandmother’s brother, Symcha Skurnick. The house was small, and Uncle Symcha was given a place to sleep in Levinson’s bedroom. World War II had been over for only a few years, and night after night, his great uncle would scream and talk angrily in his sleep in a language Levinson didn’t recognize. The child couldn’t figure out what was happening, and no one explained it. A dozen or so years passed before Levinson’s mother casually referred to the uncle’s imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp. He then realized that his great uncle had been tormented by nightmares about that horrific experience.  Levinson remembered Skurnick when three years ago he was given a movie script to read that was based on the true-life story of Harry Haft, a middling...
    Amid the ruins of Bucharest in Romania, a group of partisans gathered in secret — a battle-hardened, sinewy crew who had made a daring escape through sewers from the Vilna Ghetto in Vilnius, Lithuania, then spent two years attacking German forces from the forests of Eastern Europe. This would be a Passover celebration like no other. The audacious plan they hatched that night would stay secret for decades. They would call themselves the Nokmim, Hebrew for 'Avengers'.  Taking inspiration from Psalm 94 — 'He will repay them for their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness' — these young men and women, most in their early 20s, vowed revenge on their enemies. Their goal was to kill six million Germans, one for every Jew who had perished in the horror of the concentration camps. 'The idea was to cause mass murder of men, women and children. Everyone. Like a biblical plague,' said one later.  The group's weapon of choice would be mass poisoning, first of the water supply serving thousands of German civilians, followed by contamination of food for...
    Much of the world is on the move, fleeing something, escaping somewhere, seeking safety. For now, the evacuation of Afghanistan holds the headlines, and news of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing our borders has receded. The children are still coming, their numbers are rising, but our attention is elsewhere. An exhibition at the American Swedish Institute – actually two exhibitions, but related – asks us to look back more than 80 years to another time when children were separated from their parents, who believed they had no choice but to let them go. In 1938 and 1939, more than 10,000 Jewish children were sent out of Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries. After Kristallnacht on Nov. 9, 1938, it became clear that Jewish children had no future in Nazi Germany. They were no longer allowed to go to school. This was still a few years before the Holocaust, but things were bad enough that mothers and fathers put their children on trains and waved goodbye. Great Britain was willing to take 10,000 Jewish children. Sweden took 500; Switzerland 300;...
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appears to have deleted his controversial tweet about the COVID-19 vaccine, but as we all know, the internet is forever. Screenshots circulating on Twitter show an Wednesday, August 25 post shared by Massie that featured an image of a fist with an inmate number on the person's wrist. The image included a caption that read, "If you have to carry a card on you to gain access to a restaurant, venue, or an event in your own country, that's no longer a free country." Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie deleted a tweet Wednesday night comparing vaccine mandates to the Holocaust. https://t.co/QTSSH7eqpY — andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1629946997.0 Twitter users are criticizing the lawmaker for the disturbing comparison. One Twitter user wrote, "Does . . . does he . . . does he think that the prisoners at Auschwitz . . . were admitted to restaurants when they flashed their forced labor number tattoos?" @KFILE Does . . . does he . . . does he think that the prisoners at Auschwitz . . . were admitted...
    (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images) On Wednesday, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) deleted a tweet that compared vaccine passports to the Holocaust. The tweet was flagged by Andrew Kaczynski of CNN’s KFile. The gross tweet featured a photo of a person’s arm with a series of digits on it, reminiscent of the serial numbers that the Nazis tattooed onto the arms of concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust. The overlaying text read, “If you have to carry a card on you to gain access to a restaurant, venue or an event in your own country, that’s no longer a free country.” Massie isn’t the first House Republican to invoke the Holocaust to rail against Covid-related restrictions. In May, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said that pandemic precautions put into place by Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol reminded her of Nazism. “You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second class citizens,” she said at the time. “So much so that they...