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Oregon Holocaust Memorial Vandalized With Swastikas and Antisemitic Symbols

  The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Southwest Portland’s Washington Park was marked with graffiti. The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland has been defaced by anti-semitic graffiti. The vandalism, which included spray-painted swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbolism, and the number “1488” — code in neo-Nazi circles for the so-called “14 words,” a racist maxim – and…

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The USHMM Welcomes US Gov’t Recognition of Genocide of Armenians

  Photo: Ottoman troops guard Armenians being deported. Ottoman Empire, 1915–16. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum welcomes the recognition of the Armenian genocide by President Biden. This follows the 2019 Congressional resolution recognizing this tragic event as genocide. “Holocaust history teaches…

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Holds Virtual Ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is holding a special virtual commemoration with Holocaust survivors and leaders from the United States and Europe on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. PT.  Eight decades after the Holocaust began, people worldwide will pause on the anniversary of the liberation…

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Opinion: Biden is the man for the moment

  Photo: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, pictured here on Dec. 14 as he delivers remarks on the Electoral College certification in Wilmington, Delaware. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images/TNS) By Kerry Tymchuk During the nearly 25 years I served as an aide to a Congressional representative, a cabinet secretary, and two U.S. senators, I was privileged to have…

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Fifty-State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge Reveals Shocking Results

Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced in September the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem…