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Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety; say country has learned from past
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Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety; say country has learned from past

The German government has already offered Ukrainians a special path to permanent immigration as part of its ongoing efforts to compensate Jews since the Holocaust

Madeleine Albright, first woman US secretary of state, dies at 84
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Madeleine Albright, first woman US secretary of state, dies at 84

Enveloped by a veil of family secrets hidden from her for most of her life, Albright rose to power and fame as a brilliant analyst of world affairs and a White House counsellor on national security

Ukraine conflict: Volodymyr Zelenskyy emotionally appeals to Israel to take a stronger stance against Russia; evokes Holocaust for support
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Ukraine conflict: Volodymyr Zelenskyy emotionally appeals to Israel to take a stronger stance against Russia; evokes Holocaust for support

The Israeli public has been largely supportive of Ukraine since Russia invaded its western neighbour but the government has been much more cautious as it carves out a role as a mediator in the war

ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after 'wrong and hurtful comments' on Holocaust
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ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after 'wrong and hurtful comments' on Holocaust

“While Whoopi Goldberg has apologised, I’ve asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," ABC said in a statement

Louvre's art historian and archival sleuth Emmanuelle Polack tracks down works auctioned in Occupied Paris
Arts & Culture

Louvre's art historian and archival sleuth Emmanuelle Polack tracks down works auctioned in Occupied Paris

The key to her success in discovering the provenance of works that suspiciously changed hands during the Nazi Occupation was to follow the money.

Auschwitz survivor who fought antisemitism with music in post-war Germany passes away at 96
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Auschwitz survivor who fought antisemitism with music in post-war Germany passes away at 96

Esther Bejarano had earlier said that music helped keep her alive in the notorious German Nazi death camp in occupied Poland and during the years after the Holocaust.

Problematic movie tropes and where to find them: Here's where to get your dose of manchild films and more
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Problematic movie tropes and where to find them: Here's where to get your dose of manchild films and more

It’s that kind of time again y’all! Time to feel self-righteous and fabulous as we point fingers at various items and say, hey! That thing is so mean you guys!

Such a Landscape: Museum exhibits works by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal confronting Holocaust
Arts & Culture

Such a Landscape: Museum exhibits works by Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal confronting Holocaust

The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation’s physical and mental landscape and the difficulty in addressing an unsettled past.

Elin Hilderbrand removes Anne Frank reference from new novel following criticisms of anti-Semitism
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Elin Hilderbrand removes Anne Frank reference from new novel following criticisms of anti-Semitism

In Golden Girl, Vivi and her friend Savannah are talking about staying in the attic of Savannah’s home and whether Savannah’s parents would approve.

Target of 2018 anti-Semitic attack, synagogue poised for transformation under architect Daniel Libeskind
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Target of 2018 anti-Semitic attack, synagogue poised for transformation under architect Daniel Libeskind

Officials of Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation recently announced the choice of the New York-based Mr Libeskind to be lead architect for the reconstruction of their synagogue, which has been closed since 27 Oct, 2018.

Yitzhak Arad, Holocaust survivor and scholar at the helm of Yad Vashem memorial, passes away at 94
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Yitzhak Arad, Holocaust survivor and scholar at the helm of Yad Vashem memorial, passes away at 94

Arad went on to become a widely published scholar of World War II and the Holocaust.

Holocaust survivors start social media campaign amidst rising cases of anti-Semitism
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Holocaust survivors start social media campaign amidst rising cases of anti-Semitism

The campaign, launched to coincide with Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, was organized by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which negotiates compensation for victims.

Auschwitz museum denounces New Yorker article on Holocaust scholarship in Poland, accuses magazine of
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Auschwitz museum denounces New Yorker article on Holocaust scholarship in Poland, accuses magazine of "distorting' truth

The issue that is up for debate surrounds the degree to which Poles either helped Jews, acted as bystanders or abetted the German killings in the case of tens of thousands of Jews who managed to escape the ghettos.

How the Nazis used fusion of alcohol, music with mass murder to normalise, and celebrate, violence
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How the Nazis used fusion of alcohol, music with mass murder to normalise, and celebrate, violence

Under the Nazi regime, music and song forged community, camaraderie and shared purpose. In unit bars, around campfires and at the killing sites, the addition of music was more than just a form of entertainment. It was also an instrument for promoting a common purpose and bringing people together.

In Menachem Kaiser's Plunder, a twisting story of a family of Holocaust survivors trying to reclaim what they've lost
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In Menachem Kaiser's Plunder, a twisting story of a family of Holocaust survivors trying to reclaim what they've lost

Plunder has many moods and registers. It acquires moral gravity. It pays tender and respectful attention to forgotten lives. It is also alert to melancholic forms of comedy.

Oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivor, Agnes Keleti, turns 100
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Oldest living Olympic champion and Holocaust survivor, Agnes Keleti, turns 100

Agnes Keleti, a winner of 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics — including five golds — celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday in her native Budapest, punctuating a life of achievement, adventure, tragedy and perseverance which, she says, passed by in a flash

British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87
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British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87

His crowning achievement arguably came in 1969, when he persuaded sugar trading firm Booker-McConnell to establish a literary prize to rival the French Prix Goncourt. The award, given annually, was later called the Man Booker Prize and is now known as the Booker Prize.

The Friday List: From environmental storytelling to Kathakali recital, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From environmental storytelling to Kathakali recital, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.