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Honours for Carl Lutz – a hero at the right time

in Life, Culture & Sports/Monthly Report

Carl Lutz can be easily described as “forgotten hero” in his home country Switzerland. In Israel however the situation is different, as he was the first Swiss to be recognized by Yad Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”. A new scenic lookout high above the Sea of Galilee was inaugurated in his honour this week.…

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New Names Uncovered from World War II

in Economy & Innovation

Over seventy years after World War II ended, over a million victims of the Holocaust remain anonymous and unknown. In Hungary, where a bulk of the murders took place, only certain information was known, including train schedules, headcount, and which trains would be arriving in Auschwitz. However, the names of the people who stepped onto…

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A 93 Year Old Bar Mitzvah Story

in Life, Culture & Sports

At thirteen years old, Shalom Shtamberg was sent to live in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Instead of being able to have a bar mitzvah ceremony to enter his “official manhood,” he was working as an electrician in the camp. Because he chose to learn a specific skill, he was considered a worthy worker;…

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Science Confirms Escape Tunnel Existed

in Life, Culture & Sports

April 24, 2017 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, the day is commemorated with memorials, ceremonies, and most notably, a country wide siren rings throughout Israel. The siren initiates a moment of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust. For one shared moment, citizens stop what they are doing, get out of…

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Young Israelis Connect with Holocaust Survivors

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

Young Israelis have become a ray of light for Holocaust survivors. Over 160,000 survivors living in Israel need to survive a different kind of death sentence – loneliness. Studies have shown that people who feel lonely have double the chance of dying every day. For most survivors in Israel, add loneliness to the trauma of…

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