Tag Archives: Shoah

How brave Italians saved their Jews

Although Yom Hashoah is now past, it is always timely to learn about long-forgotten or little-known events of that period. A fascinating article at the BBC (yes, that BBC) (via Henry) sheds light on a hugely courageous Italian man who … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Defence Committee Archive and “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

This is another guest post by reader and frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb.  Here he tells of a fascinating find that he discovered during his volunteer work in the archives at the Wiener Library in London: the Times articles and copies … Continue reading

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Unsung non-Jewish heroes of the Shoah – Yom Hashoah 5774

Yom Hashoah began at sundown with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  Netanyahu pointed out the parallels of those dark times with the existential threat from Iran today: Netanyahu attempted to connect the memorial day to current events, and slammed … Continue reading

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Guest post: London Jewish Book Week 2014 – a view from the sane left

This is another guest post by frequent commenter and contributor Brian Goldfarb. He has written two previous posts about London’s Jewish Book Week and I am sure you will appreciate this year’s excellent contribution about the 2014 London Jewish Book … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day

I’m a day late with this posting (due to some domestic crises) for which my apologies. As in previous years, and as you can see from my previous post, the level of antisemitism that we find around the world gives … Continue reading

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75 years since Kristallnacht and antisemitism is on the rise again

75 years ago this week the brutal pogrom, which came to be known as Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in which hundreds of synagogues were burnt down, thousands of Jewish shops and business were destroyed and thousands … Continue reading

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