February 2023: Kristallnacht News Update
Thank you again for signing the Kristallnacht declaration. The first week of every month, we will send a few stories about Kristallnacht and the Holocaust that made the news in the previous month, and towards November 2023 we will share information about Light Up The Church 2023.
A new photo exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris reflects on Jewish life before the Second World War. These private family photographs uncover a hidden history of pre-Nazi era Jewish life in Germany and Austria. The exhibition uncovers the stories of the individuals who took the photographs or were captured in them, including stories of persecution, deportation, murder, and refuge.
Shlomo Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, died on Thursday in central Israel. He was 98.
Holocaust educator and Kindertransport refugee Ernest Simon has died at the age of 92.
The program aims to formalize Holocaust and genocide education in countries worldwide. Country teams are comprised of educators, civil society leaders, academics and education ministry officials. During the Conference, participants will design projects that help strengthen Holocaust education in ways relevant to their national contexts and subsequently implement them.
Amid an alarming rise in antisemitism in the US and increasing push back from some conservative groups, experts are urging the implementation of Holocaust education among young people at American public schools.
A report to be issued this spring by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the organization that annually negotiates with Germany for Holocaust reparations, will estimate that just 50,000 Holocaust survivors remain in the United States.
Local holocaust survivor shares her life story with students, weighs in on recent LA hate crime attack
A local holocaust survivor is weighing on the alleged hate crime targeting two Jewish men in Los Angeles. Charges against the suspect were announced as Rickie Taras was sharing her life story with students at Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert. Taras shared old photos and detailed her experience growing up under Nazi rule. She says it's important to keep sharing her story to prevent something like the holocaust from happening again.
Berkeleyside reporter Kate Darby Rauch shares what it meant to her to profile 101-year-old Holocaust survivor Ben Stern.
There are not many Holocaust survivors left, but there's at least one in Western North Carolina, and he has ties to both Buncombe and Madison Counties.