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Are We Still Surviving the Holocaust?

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Another International Holocaust Remembrance Day passes, and sparks of sadness simmer within, right beside small bursts of healthy resilience. In today’s advanced, abundant, somewhat free society, it seems unreal that a mere 75 years ago, a group of 7,000 Jewish prisoners experienced their first taste of freedom from Auschwitz, what they believed was their death…

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Last Generation of Holocaust Survivors Captured in Global Project

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In honor of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, hundreds of photographers have volunteered their time and talent to capture who is the final generation of Holocaust survivors. The Lonka Project gathered 250 photographers from over 25 countries, and sent them to capture various perspectives of the lives of remaining Holocaust survivors. The…

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Largest Conference on Antisemitism in Jerusalem

in Economy & Innovation

In its fifth year, and the largest planned gathering to date, President Reuven Rivlin announced that over 30 world leaders and counting, will gather in Jerusalem to focus on “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism.” The event is set to take place in January 2020 at Yad Vashem. The conference will also coincide with the 75th…

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Where is it Safe to Exist as Jews Today?

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“Why would you move to a country where there are bombs going off all the time?” This response was quickly fired from my friend, when I told him almost a decade ago that I would be moving from our beloved Atlantic City boards of New Jersey, to another state, called Israel. I didn’t know how…

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Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 104th Birthday with 400 Offspring

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On her 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz had one wish for all of her children, grandchildren and descendants to meet at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. About 400 family members showed up to celebrate, fulfilled her birthday request. Ovitz survived the Holocaust, specifically Auschwitz, and suffered the loss of her family, witnessing her mother being taken…

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