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    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II. Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941 when the city was under Nazi occupation. The killing was carried out by SS troops along with local collaborators. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the Babi Yar monument on Tuesday and took part in a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the tragedy. “Seventy-nine years ago, a black page was inscribed in the common past of the Ukrainian and Jewish people. We bow our heads before all the victims of Babi Yar....
    Retired New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) slammed former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday morning for comparing President Donald Trump to Nazi propaganda minister Joesph Goebbels. As Breitbart News reported Saturday, Biden made the comparison in an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “He’s sort of like Goebbels,” he said. “You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.” Ruhle did not appear to correct Biden or to question the comparison. Hikind, who has been a vocal critic of his party in recent years as it has drifted leftward, tweeted: “When @JoeBiden compared President @realDonaldTrump to the Nazi Goebbels he desecrated the memory of six million Jews who were murdered bc of ppl...
    To a child, it was the perfect name: Dr. Good. Simple, straightforward, uncomplicated. Who wouldn’t want a doctor who was good? So it made sense that my parents, just weeks after moving to Southern California from Philadelphia, picked that name out of the phone book and made Dr. Good our family physician. He was kind, almost timid in his gentleness. But there was also a mystery behind the slight build and the high-pitched, nasally, accented voice, always spoken just above a whisper. There also was his unfamiliarity, as an immigrant, with U.S. culture, like the summer he set my broken arm then told me I could play football but had to avoid contact sports. Four decades would pass before Dr....
    A portrait of Anne Frank alongside a handwritten comment from her diary. Ullstein Bild via Getty Images A makeup brand faced a storm of criticism this week for naming a new liquid blush product after Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank. The Hong Kong-based company Woke Up Like This (WULT) launched its "Face Dab" collection of liquid blushes named after "inspiring, famous women."  The names for the different blushes included "In Woolf's Words" after 20th-century writer Virginia Woolf. "Naming a shade of blush after Anne Frank, who was a victim of genocide is revolting," one person wrote on Twitter. WULT has since removed the product and issued an apology, saying it was never their "intention to be...
            by Autumn Klein  Nearly 20% of New York’s Millennials and Gen Z believe the Jewish people are to blame for The Holocaust, a nationwide survey released Wednesday found. While The Holocaust resulted in over 11 million deaths, 36% of respondents under age 39 believed the total death count of Jews was “two million or fewer,” according to a nationwide survey of young people by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference. Over 60% of respondents were unaware that six million Jews were murdered. Among those who were aware of the death toll, 48% were unable to name any of the 40,000 concentration camps or ghettos people were forced into during...
    Clutching her two-week-old son in her bare arms, a young mother stared down into a ravine where a mass of naked corpses lay tangled together. She stood among countless other Jewish women and children stretched along the edge of the gorge as far as the eye could see. All had been forced to strip before being marched to this godforsaken place and they knew that in a few moments they would form part of the grotesque human collage below. Recalling the scene years later, at his trial, one SS commander spoke of the ‘indescribable wailing’ echoing across the valley. Between September 29 and 30, 1941, an estimated 33,771 Jews — almost all women, children, or elderly people — were...
    Nearly 20% of New York’s Millennials and Gen Z believe the Jewish people are to blame for The Holocaust, a nationwide survey released Wednesday found. While The Holocaust resulted in over 11 million deaths, 36% of respondents under age 39 believed the total death count of Jews was “two million or fewer,” according to a nationwide survey of young people by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference. Over 60% of respondents were unaware that six million Jews were murdered. Among those who were aware of the death toll, 48% were unable to name any of the 40,000 concentration camps or ghettos people were forced into during World War II.  Nearly half of...
    A new survey has found that two-thirds of American Millennials and members of Gen Z do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. The survey of adults ages 18 to 39 was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, examining knowledge about the Holocaust among young Americans. Nationally, 63 percent of all respondents did not know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and 36 percent thought that 'two million or fewer Jews' died.  The states where the highest share of young people did not know that six million Jews were killed were Arkansas with 69 percent, followed by Delaware with 68 percent, Arizona with 67 percent, Mississippi and Tennessee with 66 percent,...
    A new poll shows that more than 1 in 10 young adults believe the Jewish people were responsible for the Holocaust. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany commissioned the poll, which found that 11% of the "1,000 interviews nationwide and 200 interviews in each state with adults ages 18 to 39" believe that the Jews were responsible for the atrocities that transpired across Europe under the Axis powers during the 1940s. New York had the highest percentage of respondents who agreed that the Jews were at fault in the Holocaust, with nearly 1 in 5 young adults, 19%, believing the false information. The poll also revealed a lack of knowledge related to other aspects of the...
    As a child survivor of the Holocaust in Poland, there was only one time when I was with another child during the war. Later on, that little boy was killed in front of me. I remember this clearly even though I was young, but when every day is the difference between life and death, you remember. Sadly, though, it is becoming clear that future generations may one day call these stories into question; they may not believe the horrors that Holocaust survivors endured and the atrocities we witnessed and have relived while telling our stories for the past 75 years. We must not let this happen. The idea that someone is less than a person and somehow undeserving of humanity...
    Practically 20 p.c of Millennials and Gen Z in New York imagine the Jews triggered the Holocaust, in accordance with a brand new survey launched on Wednesday. The findings come from the primary ever 50-state survey on the Holocaust information of American Millennials and Gen Z, which was performed by Schoen Cooperman Analysis. As an illustration, though there have been greater than 40,000 camps and ghettos throughout World Warfare II, 58 p.c of respondents in New York can not title a single one. Moreover, 60 p.c of respondents in New York have no idea that six million Jews had been killed throughout the Holocaust. “The outcomes are each stunning and saddening and so they underscore why we should act...
    Nearly 20 percent of Millennials and Gen Z in New York believe the Jews caused the Holocaust, according to a new survey released on Wednesday. The findings come from the first ever 50-state survey on the Holocaust knowledge of American Millennials and Gen Z, which was conducted by Schoen Cooperman Research. For instance, although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos during World War II, 58 percent of respondents in New York cannot name a single one. Additionally, 60 percent of respondents in New York do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. “The results are both shocking and saddening and they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivors are still with us...
    AN ARMY officer has been suspended after he posted a TikTok video making a “vile” joke about the Holocaust. 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl, based at Fort Stewart in Georgia, posted the video on Friday to his nearly three million followers on the popular app. 4US Army 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl seen in the 'vile' TikTok he posted to his nearly three million followers on FridayCredit: TikTok Telling his followers a “joke,” Freihoferl says: “What’s a Jewish person’s favorite Pokémon character?” “Ash,” he says while laughing. “If you get offended, get the f**k out cause it’s a joke. Don’t be a p***y.” “For legal reasons this is a joke,” Freihoferl, a 23-year-old field artillery officer, captioned the TikTok clip. Major General...
    A commissioned officer in the United States Army made jokes about the Holocaust in a video posted to his nearly 3 million followers on TikTok, prompting angry calls for the military to kick him out. Second Lieutenant Nathan Freihofer, a field artillery officer stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, posted a video that was later removed by TikTok. In the brief clip, Freihofer jokes that of all the Pokemon characters, Jews would be most fond of ‘Ash’ - a reference to Ash Ketchum. Freihofer appears eager to provoke a reaction, telling his audience: ‘If you get offended, get the f*** out because it’s a joke.’ He ends the clip by saying: ‘Don’t be a p***y.’ Second Lieutenant Nathan Freihofer,...
    Teens on TikTok roleplaying a domestic abuse victim (L), and a 9/11 victim (R). TikTok People on TikTok are pretending to be victims of historical events such as the Holocaust and 9/11 and even domestic abuse.  One creator of these videos told Insider they wanted to "educate people" with their depiction of the Auschwitz concentration camps.  Karen Kovacs North, a Clinical Professor of Communication at USC Annenberg, told Insider that teenagers are most likely doing making these videos out of a desire to bring awareness to a social issue while also participating in the TikTok culture.   "They're insensitive and hurtful out of complete lack of understanding," she said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When Avery* made...
    TikTok users are pretending to be Holocaust victims in disturbing footage as part of new trend dubbed 'trauma porn'.  Footage shows people wearing the Star of David, striped clothing and make up to look like bruises and cuts and talking to the camera as if they are dead. In others the user's background is the Auschwitz concentration camp where more than a million people died.   Those behind the videos have defended their actions, saying the clips are to 'educate people'. But the Director of survivor affairs at the US Holocaust Museum Diane Saltzman told Insider: 'Imitating Holocaust experiences dishonors the memory of the victims, is offensive to survivors and trivializes the history.'  The clips have also sparked anger online, with one...
    (CNN)Both the French president and prime minister are calling for justice after graffiti denying the Holocaust was found at a memorial center in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane this week."Liar" had been painted over the words "martyr" and "when the truth" on a wall at the Centere de la Mémoire, a memory center honoring those slain in the World War II massacre that took place in the village where the center is located, said Philippe Lacroix, the mayor of Oradour-sur-Glane. The president of the center informed Lacroix of the incident on Friday, Lacroix told CNN affiliate BFMTV.Police are searching for those responsible, Lacroix said, but it was obvious to him that it was clearly "support for a denier."The village of...
    Facebook has been accused of 'actively promoting' Holocaust denial on its platform, in a new report by a British think-tank. Researchers from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which works to counter extremism, found that people who had 'liked' Holocaust denial content on Facebook were directed to more of the same by the site's algorithm. The system is known as the 'snowball' method, which directs people to related content. In the case of Holocaust denial content, 'Facebook actively promotes further Holocaust denial content to that user,' the authors wrote. Mark Zuckerberg, pictured in February 2020, has said that Holocaust denial is offensive to him The Facebook founder, however, has refused to remove Holocaust denying content They found that 366,000...
    For the past six decades, Serge Klarsfeld has dedicated his life to hunting down Nazis and bringing them to justice. There was Klaus Barbie, the infamous “Butcher of Lyon,” whom Klarsfeld and his wife, Beate, tracked down in Peru; René Bousquet, who ordered thousands of Jews to their deaths in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup; and Paul Touvier, who was apprehended at a priory in Nice and became the first Vichy official to be convicted of crimes against humanity for Holocaust collaboration. Now, he’s setting his sights on Mark Zuckerberg. Klarsfeld, 84, is one of a number of Holocaust activists and survivors who are speaking out as part of #NoDenyingIt, a campaign against Facebook and its founder for allowing...
    Winona Ryder has revealed that she has been haunted by horrors of the Holocaust since her childhood after her father's family were killed in the atrocity. The actress, 48, discussed how as a little girl she would sleep in the doorway of her parent's bedroom in fear that they too would be taken away.  Speaking about her anxieties, she told the Mirror: 'I think it came from overhearing stories of what happened in the camps. I was terrified of being separated from them.  Candid: Winona Ryder, 48, has revealed that she has been haunted by horrors of the Holocaust since her childhood after her father's family were killed in the atrocity 'In World War II, my mum's father died...
    Julian Edelman. Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, offered to go to the Holocaust Museum and Museum of African American History and Culture with Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. Edelman, who said he has been called a Jewish slur on the field, posted his video after Jackson had posted anti-Semitic content to his Instagram feed. Jackson has since apologized and said he would meet with local Jewish leaders and organizations. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, posted a video on Wednesday responding to anti-Semitic posts shared by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The posts, which had quotes incorrectly attributed...
    As TikTok continues to grapple with anti-Semitic content, a Holocaust-themed song and accompanying videos had millions of views before their removal. David Talukdar/NurPhoto via Getty Images A series of Holocaust-themed videos that went viral on TikTok, accompanied by a song referencing Auschwitz, accumulated 6.5 million views in total before the platform removed them, the BBC reported on Tuesday.  In a statement, a TikTok spokesperson told Insider that its guidelines "make clear what is not acceptable on our platform." The spokesperson added that the app does "not tolerate any content that includes hate speech, and the sound in question, along with all associated videos, have now been removed."  The anti-Semitic song and videos follow a larger trend of far-right...
    New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has proposed that he and Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson spend a day visiting Washington DC's Holocaust and African American museums after the Philadelphia star shared anti-Semitic quotes mistakenly attributed to Adolph Hitler on social media. 'DeSean, let's do a deal,' said Edelman, whose father is Jewish. 'How about we go to DC, and I take you to the Holocaust Museum, and then you take me to the Museum of African American History and Culture? Afterwards, we can grab some burgers and have those uncomfortable conversations.' Edelman, 34, made the offer on Instagram, which is the same platform Jackson was using Monday when he posted highlighted passages from an unidentified book, which claimed to be...
    (CNN)A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor has invited NFL star DeSean Jackson to visit Auschwitz, where an estimated 1.1 million people were killed. The invitation comes after the Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver shared a series of anti-Semitic Instagram posts, including a quote falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler.Jackson apologized this week after sharing a passage that Snopes.com reports is often used by those who argue Hitler was not racist -- and other posts that referenced a Jewish plan to "extort America" and achieve "world domination," according to screenshots obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. Edward Mosberg, the nonagenarian Holocaust survivor whose late wife survived her imprisonment at Auschwitz, called Jackson's posts quoting Hitler "heartbreaking and so deeply wrong" in an open...
    Rebecca Black, best known for her viral hit "Friday," is the latest celebrity to face backlash over past inappropriate behavior. Over the weekend, a video of Black, now 23, and YouTube star Shane Dawson from several years ago resurfaced, featuring the two of them laughing while referencing the Holocaust. In the clip, Dawson, now 31, holds up a piece of paper with "The Holocaust" written on it and tells Black, who was 16 at the time, to act it out so that he can guess what's on the paper. 'MYTHBUSTERS' STAR ADAM SAVAGE ACCUSED OF ALLEGEDLY SEXUALLY ABUSING SISTER AS A CHILD: LAWSUIT Black attempts to act out a representation, to which Dawson responds: "Big vagina. Khloe Kardashian's vagina." When...
    Friday singer Rebecca Black has apologized for participating in an 'offensive' video with controversial YouTuber Shane Dawson six years ago, in which the two laughed over a guessing game that referenced the Holocaust. The clip resurfaced this week as Shane, 31, has faced renewed backlash and allegations of racism. When a Twitter user posted the old clip with Rebecca — saying that she and Shane were 'mocking' the Holocaust in the 'disgusting' video — Rebecca, 22, retweeted it along with a heartfelt apology. Flashback: Friday singer Rebecca Black has apologized for participating in an 'offensive' video with controversial YouTuber Shane Dawson six years ago Making light: A Twitter user posted the old clip with Rebecca, saying that she and Shane...
    Rebecca Black told her followers that she was "deeply ashamed" to have participated in an "offensive bit" with Shane Dawson in 2014. Barcroft Media / Getty Images Rebecca Black is apologizing for her for taking part in "an offensive bit" with YouTuber Shane Dawson.  One Twitter user, who created a viral thread calling out Dawson's history of allegedly problematic humor, unearthed a clip of a video collaboration between Black and Dawson in 2014. In the video, the two played an improv game which, the Twitter user said, "mocked the Holocaust." Black retweeted the video, apologizing for her participation and urging Dawson to join her in "do[ing] better." The unearthed video is the latest content of Dawson's to be...
    Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has warned that #MeToo accusations are often 'heard as a verdict' and said even those accused of Holocaust atrocities were given 'due process.'   In 2017, the Jaws actor, 72, was forced to deny claims he exposed himself to TV writer Jessica Teich in the ‘80s and he has now said that some of the accusations were immediately assumed to be true.  When asked by The Guardian whether he welcomed the #MeToo movement, he said he didn't, at 'the cost of the loss of due process.' He went on to quote Pastor Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned in a concentration camp, saying: 'The thing is, it's hard to make someone understand that there has never been a crime so...
    A memorial dedicated to Holocaust survivors at a California cemetery was allegedly pushed to the ground, where it broke into multiple pieces. The memorial was a fountain created for the late Lillian Judd and her husband Emil, both Holocaust survivors during World War II, JWeekly reported. The Times of Israel reported that Lillian regularly spoke about the Holocaust to local students in Sonoma County. A mosaic erected behind the fountain listed the names of 12 family members killed in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Jews who visited the memorial in northeast Santa Rosa, California, used the fountain for ritual washings and cleansing. Police are investigating the incident as an act of vandalism and are trying to determine if...
    Vandals toppled a Holocaust memorial fountain in Santa Rosa, California, last week. Local authorities are now investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. What are the details? Authorities found the fountain at Santa Rosa Memorial Park — which can be used as a ritual hand-washing station — toppled, broken, and in pieces. The memorial was erected in 2016 by Daniel Judd in honor of his parents. Judd's mother was a Holocaust survivor who died earlier that year. The fountain is mosaic-style and lists 12 people of the Jewish faith who died during the Holocaust. In a statement, Judd said that he worried the vandalism was due to a hate crime. ...
    A memorial dedicated to survivors of the Holocaust was reportedly toppled by vandals at a cemetery in California last week, an action that comes as rioters have destroyed numerous statues across the country in recent days. The fountain, which was found on the ground in broken pieces, was “part of a memorial created for the late Lillian Judd and her husband Emil, beloved figures in the local Jewish community who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II,” The Press Democrat reported. “Jews visiting the northeast Santa Rosa cemetery used the fountain for ritual washing and cleansing.” Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Dave Linscomb told the local newspaper that all indicators suggest that the fountain was pushed off its foundation. Linscomb...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The chairman of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial said Sunday he will be stepping down after 27 years. Avner Shalev, 81, said in a letter to Yad Vashem employees that he made the decision to leave the position after nearly three decades following “thorough self-examination.” He said was stepping down by the end of year and gave no further details on his reasons for leaving. Shalev guided a period of dramatic transformation at one of the world’s foremost Holocaust remembrance institutions. During his tenure, the site expanded to include a sleek new museum, a centerpiece that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, and the solemn Hall of Names, a collection of 4.8 million...
    CARACAS – The socialist regime of Venezuela has once again violated the constitution and designated a new tailor-made leadership for the National Electoral Council — a task that, by law, was to be carried out by the opposition-led National Assembly. Venezuela’s supreme court, stacked with pro-regime cronies and led by Maikel Moreno – a former bodyguard with a shady criminal record who has been sanctioned by the U.S. government – designated the new heads of Venezuela’s electoral institution to oversee the upcoming legislative elections, which still do not have a set date but are meant to be carried out this year according to the constitution. The National Electoral Council has the authority to oversee election protocol and is tasked with...
    President Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law Friday. The act will authorize the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to create educational materials about the Holocaust to be used as education resources to teachers and educators. “This legislation will help ensure that future generations know and remember the tragic history of the Holocaust, reflect accurately on how evil and intolerance briefly overcame humanity, and how the strong march of American-led freedom across Europe ended the genocide of the Jewish people,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. “Consistent with this bill’s name, the United States will not stand for the mass persecution and mass murder like that perpetrated during the Holocaust,” McEnany continued. “This Administration will always work to ensure...