March 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.
In new Holocaust video game, players walk in shoes of Jewish family ripped from home
PARIS, France (AFP) — Tackling one of the greatest human tragedies, a new video game has been released in which players adopt roles in a Jewish family torn from their home during the Holocaust and sent to an internment camp.
Wikipedia’s ‘Supreme Court’ tackles alleged conspiracy to distort articles on Holocaust
A Polish group has taken to Wikipedia to distort Holocaust history – all while finding a way to evade editors on the website.
Scottsdale students defaced property with hateful images on Holocaust studies, district says
SCOTTSDALE, AZ—Scottsdale Unified School District is investigating an incident involving students reportedly defacing school property with hateful imagery.
New York landlord becomes legal guardian of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor: 'She had no one else'
Brock Cvijanovich, the owner of a New York-based property management company, became the unlikely guardian of a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor after saving her life last year.
Rabbi Erwin Schild of Toronto’s Adath Israel Synagogue talks about personally experiencing 103 years of Jewish history
Rabbi Erwin Schild sits in his comfortable North York bungalow, surrounded by evidence of a long life, well-lived. The four books of memoirs and collected sermons that he has written lie on the coffee table, pictures of grandchildren and great-grandchildren line the bookshelves.
100-year-old Holocaust survivor visits Spokane to share his story
Joseph Alexander tells his story during an interview Monday at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane. Alexander was a young teen living in Poland when he was imprisoned in a dozen Nazi concentration camps. At the age of 21, he was at Dachau when American soldiers liberated the concentration camp.
Long ignored, Greek Holocaust survivors finally tell their story
Naki Bega, one of less than a dozen survivors remaining in south European country, survived Auschwitz and 22-day death march; Greece marks 80th anniversary of first deportation
David Strathairn plays historic Holocaust witness Jan Karski on TV’s ‘Remember This’
In a one-man-show that aired Monday, the famous character actor tells the story of a Catholic hero who snuck into the Warsaw Ghetto to report the Nazi atrocities there to the world
Are we failing to learn lessons from the Holocaust?
Ninety years ago this week, the acting chief of the Munich Police Department held a press conference. The new man had been busy. On assuming office a few days earlier, the chief had tried to get to grips with what he saw as acute political unrest in the city by authorising a wave of mass arrests. The primary targets were leading figures in the Communist Party and paramilitary groups made up of trade unionists, liberals, and social democrats. According to the chief, it was no longer possible to guarantee the security of such people, and so scores of them were unceremoniously taken into so-called ‘protective custody’.
Greece marks 80th anniversary of Holocaust deportations
Greece on Sunday commemorated the 80th anniversary of the first deportations of Greek Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Thessaloniki, the northern metropolis that lost almost its entire flourishing Jewish community.
Holocaust educator offers advice on teaching antisemitism after Montgomery County incident
The Holocaust educator posits that comprehending the history and effects of antisemitism is essential to combat the growing occurrences of hate crimes and prejudice against Jewish communities.
Past in Perspective
In 1938, the Nazis launched a campaign of terror against Jewish people, their homes and their businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence continued for a day and a half and was later termed the night of Kristallnacht.
Holocaust survivor shares on TikTok to educate young people
Holocaust survivor Tova Friedman is a TikTok star at age 85, thanks to her 17-year-old grandson.
New Book of Names Inaugurated at Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, held an international conference on March 29, 2023, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.