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Elephant 'cries' while being rescued after 50 years of abuse in India

Elephant 'cries' while being rescued after 50 years of abuse in India | Humanity | Scoop.it
An elephant that was kept in chains for 50 years and abused by a drug addict who used the animal beg in India has been freed.
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Missing Israeli Teenagers Revive a Mother’s Hard-Earned Intimacy With Loss

Missing Israeli Teenagers Revive a Mother’s Hard-Earned Intimacy With Loss | Humanity | Scoop.it
For Sherri Mandell, whose son was killed in the West Bank more than a decade ago, the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers feels all too familiar.
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Looking for Pearls: Savannah's last Holocaust survivor dreams of lilacs

On April 28 at the Holocaust Remembrance Service at the JEA I met a 9-year-old Hungarian girl who is now 79. Vera Hoffman is Savannah's last Holocaust survivor.
Candles were lit for survivors who have passed away.
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Girl forges bond with dog, progresses in speech therapy

Girl forges bond with dog, progresses in speech therapy | Humanity | Scoop.it
In a new pediatric unit at Memorial Hospital Miramar , a special golden retriever named Compass is helping a 3-year-old girl find her voice.
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Relational aggression-withholding friendship as a weapon-is seen in children as young as 2½

Relational aggression-withholding friendship as a weapon-is seen in children as young as 2½ | Humanity | Scoop.it
Children, especially girls, who are still in kindergarten or even younger form cliques and withhold friendship as a weapon. New programs to teach empathy.
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Pope Francis’ Address at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial | Salt + Light Blog

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Farmworkers to Publix: A penny more can change lives | Local Business | Bradenton Herald

Farmworkers to Publix: A penny more can change lives | Local Business | Bradenton Herald | Humanity | Scoop.it
A penny more. It does not sound like a lot, but to a group of about 100 people protesting Sunday outside a Coral Gables Publix, one cent more per pound of tomatoes means shorter days, higher pay and better working conditions for the thousands of laborers who pick the crops.
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Holocaust Survivors: Why Nazi Fugitives Must Face Justice - NBC News

Holocaust Survivors: Why Nazi Fugitives Must Face Justice - NBC News | Humanity | Scoop.it
MAINZ, Germany -- Seventy years after Trude Simonsohn arrived at the Nazis' most notorious death camp, she can't forget her brush with Josef Mengele, the so-...
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Holocaust survivor's son demands University of Oklahoma return painting stolen by Nazis

Holocaust survivor's son demands University of Oklahoma return painting stolen by Nazis | Humanity | Scoop.it
Raphael Meyer, the son of a Holocaust survivor told the Oklahoma Legislature that the University of Oklahoma should return to his family the “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” painting stolen by Nazis.
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The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers | Humanity | Scoop.it
A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.
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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel | Humanity | Scoop.it
About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.
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The Last Man at Nuremberg

The Last Man at Nuremberg | Humanity | Scoop.it
The life of 95-year-old Benjamin Ferencz, the only living prosecutor from the war-crime trials that followed the Holocaust
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Latvian School Features "Jew-Free" Sign

Latvian School Features "Jew-Free" Sign | Humanity | Scoop.it
The entrance to a nursery school in Latvia owned by a traditionalist lawmaker featured a German-language sign advertising the establishment as being �Jew-free.�
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At kidnapping site, Jews and Muslims join in prayer

At kidnapping site, Jews and Muslims join in prayer | Humanity | Scoop.it
In heart of West Bank's Etzion bloc, sheikh, rabbi, activists and others gather to issue joint call for three teens to be returned safely
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Spanish River High School Teacher to Attend Holocaust Seminar

Spanish River High School Teacher to Attend Holocaust Seminar | Humanity | Scoop.it
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Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist

Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist | Humanity | Scoop.it
Justin Kauflin is a young twentysomething pianist who, at age 11, lost his eyesight. Jazz legend Clark Terry — the revolutionary flugelhornist who played
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Google discloses its (lack of) diversity

Google discloses its (lack of) diversity | Humanity | Scoop.it
In a rare glimpse behind the tech curtain, Google on Wednesday released its diversity figures.
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Tom Rogan - Touré, the Holocaust, and Hashtagosophy

Tom Rogan - Touré, the Holocaust, and Hashtagosophy | Humanity | Scoop.it
Early Saturday morning, the MSNBC host/hyperventilating philosopher Touré again enlightened the world. Facing a tweeter who mentioned that his parents had survived the Holocaust and then found the American dream, Touré responded, “The power of whiteness.”

Even for a man who thinks that Kenya sits on the Mediterranean, this was a particularly idiotic statement. With four words and an abundance of flippant pride, in one moment, Touré decided that his education project — making America understand that white supremacy still reigns — was more important than the Holocaust.

#ad#In four words, we see the trivialization of 6 million Jews killed for being Jewish. It’s the brushing away of industrial murder.

The statistics tell part of the story: 3 million Polish Jews (about 90 percent of Poland’s Jewish population) were murdered during the Holocaust. Under Nazi dominion, majority percentages of Jewish populations in many other European states were also massacred. But the statistics don’t tell the whole tale. To understand what the Holocaust truly was, one must visit the camps.

Along with millions of others, I’ve been to Auschwitz. A place to which Touré must now go. If nothing else, Auschwitz would likely jolt Touré’s 140-character hashtagosophy out of existence. That’s because Auschwitz isn’t simply a memorial, it’s a testament to prejudice in its worst form. After all, at Auschwitz, the slaves were the lucky ones. Entering under the gatehouse of death, the prisoners were separated into those who would die immediately, those who could be experimented on, and those who could work as slaves. Or what the camp commandant of another Nazi death camp called “Schöne Zeiten.” “The good times.”

Three particular places at Auschwitz have stuck with me most:

The gas chambers. Small spaces once covered by small vents filled with small pellets. Three small things that, together, killed over a million people.

The dormitories. Rows of wooden bunk beds that were once infested with rats, lice, and disease. Each night, those on the lowest bunks would face the dripping feces of those dying above.

The sorting rooms. The mounds of glasses, hair, and shoes that offer the human echo of the Holocaust’s victims. Incidentally, if you want to understand Israeli nuclear security strategy, go to a Nazi death camp.

Of course, Auschwitz is just one tombstone of the Holocaust. The other Nazi death factories are equally deserving of our attention. As are the Nazis’ other victims, such as the Romani people. But having been to any of these places, one cannot but be repelled by this tweet. It’s just too full of disdain and too ignorant of injustice. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised. Touré is a fervent hashtagosopher of the lowest order. Take his appraisal of the Syrian Civil War — U.S. farming politics are “far more” important. Regardless, as with his MSNBC compatriot Ed Schultz — a man who believes that homosexuals were Hitler’s most suffering victims – Touré shames his ideology. Historically deficient and morally unhinged, this is liberalism as the destroyer of its purported cause — justice for all the oppressed.

— Tom Rogan is a blogger and a columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He is based in Washington, D.C.
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Leonard Pitts: No room for compassion in hyperpartisan US

Leonard Pitts: No room for compassion in hyperpartisan US | Humanity | Scoop.it
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Utah Lawmaker Plans to Bring Back Firing Squad

Utah Lawmaker Plans to Bring Back Firing Squad | Humanity | Scoop.it
"It sounds like the Wild West, but it's probably the most humane way to kill somebody," said state Rep. Paul Ray, who plans to reintroduce legislation for the method
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United States Senate Special Committee on Aging-- Aging in Comfort: Assessing the Special Needs of America’s Holocaust Survivor Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Woman who wrote fake Holocaust memoir must pay back $22.5M to publisher

Woman who wrote fake Holocaust memoir must pay back $22.5M to publisher | Humanity | Scoop.it
A Belgium-born Massachusetts woman who admitted to fabricating a best-selling memoir about her experiences during World War II and the Holocaust has been ordered to pay back $22.5 million to her publisher. 
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SWC Action Following Rialto Holocaust Assignment: 2,000 Middle School Students to Visit Museum of Tolerance by June | Simon Wiesenthal Center

SWC Action Following Rialto Holocaust Assignment: 2,000 Middle School Students to Visit Museum of Tolerance by June | Simon Wiesenthal Center | Humanity | Scoop.it
Simon Wiesenthal Center - Leadership with a Global Reach
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Their Powerful Performance Brought An Audience To Their Feet - You MUST Hear This Song!

Their Powerful Performance Brought An Audience To Their Feet - You MUST Hear This Song! | Humanity | Scoop.it
The duo Bars and Melody is made up of Charlie Lenehan and Leondre Devries, two young boys who recently went on Britian’s Got Talent and blew the judges away with their sincere and beautiful song about bullying. By the time they were done, the audience was in tears, and the judges were blown away! Any [...]
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How A Former Corporate Lawyer Stood Up To Fracking Companies, And Won

How A Former Corporate Lawyer Stood Up To Fracking Companies, And Won | Humanity | Scoop.it
With her innovative legal strategy, Helen Slottje showed upstate New York communities how to head off the dangerous natural gas drilling boom sweeping...
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