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‘6 Million Steps’ Campaign Memorializes Holocaust, Highlights Surging Anti-Semitism

  Photo: People walk toward the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as part of the Israeli-American Council’s global #SixMillionSteps campaign. Credit: Inbal More Photography. In the first effort of its kind, the Israeli-American Council (IAC) is inviting people worldwide to walk or run and share their tallies via a social media campaign…

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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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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…

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Holocaust Survivor Develops Unique Online Curriculum

ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by Holocaust Survivor, Ben Lesser, that is dedicated to ensuring the remembrance of the Holocaust, is thrilled to announce the launch of ZACHOR Holocaust Curriculum (ZHC). ZHC is available immediately via zachorlearn.org, for free, to school districts, schools, teachers, students and history enthusiasts. ZACHOR Holocaust Curriculum…

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Surviving and Thriving

Photo: Mirjam today By Sharon Gelbach Listening to Mirjam Bait Talmi (nee Szpiro) tell her tale of Holocaust survival, I’m immediately struck by her attempt to date every memory, categorize every conversation, and place each memoir in the context of the larger events taking place around her. It all makes sense when I learn that…