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Lublin Mayor Pledges to Protect Majdanek Holocaust Memorial

Lublin Mayor Pledges to Protect Majdanek Holocaust Memorial | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
Lublin mayor: 'I will do everything in my power' to block new crematory near Majdanek.
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Play about China’s Jewish Holocaust refugees premieres in Shanghai | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Play about China’s Jewish Holocaust refugees premieres in Shanghai | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
A play about the 30,000 Jews sheltered by China during the Holocaust premiered in Shanghai.
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Jew-hate going mainstream

Jew-hate going mainstream | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

“The Holocaust is a gigantic imposture, the greatest lie of modern times.” This
is how Robert Faurisson, known as “the dean of deniers,” refers to the Shoah in
an article published by Rinascita, a national daily newspaper financed by
Italy’s government.

 

Isn’t Holocaust’s denial going mainstream if even an Italian publication sees
no problem in running an article about “disinfectants such as Zyklon B”?

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IBM's Role in the Holocaust -- What the New Documents Reveal

IBM's Role in the Holocaust -- What the New Documents Reveal | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
Newly-released documents expose more explicitly the details of IBM's pivotal role in the Holocaust.
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Guatemala judge steps down in ex-dictator’s genocide case, citing removal request by defense

Guatemala judge steps down in ex-dictator’s genocide case, citing removal request by defense | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan judge overseeing the genocide case of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt stepped down Tuesday, accepting a defense request.
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NH jury chosen in Rwanda genocide case  | ajc.com

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The trial of a woman charged with lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide is expected to transport jurors back nearly two decades to a roadblock outside a family owned hotel where prosecutors say the defendant...
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Search begins for Holocaust refugees rescued by 'unsung hero'

Search begins for Holocaust refugees rescued by 'unsung hero' | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
A global search has been launched for Holocaust refugees saved by a little-known Portuguese diplomat stationed in France during the Second World War — a man described as "one of the great unsung heroes" of the era by renowned Canadian writer Peter C.
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Auschwitz photo pulled from Dubai gym ad | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Auschwitz photo pulled from Dubai gym ad | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
A photo of a Nazi concentration camp was removed from an advertising campaign for a Dubai gym.
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Thomas T. Johnson dies at 88; judge ruled that Holocaust was a fact

Thomas T. Johnson dies at 88; judge ruled that Holocaust was a fact | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

Retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Thomas T. Johnson, who in 1981
ruled that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to
dispute," died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at his Pacific Palisades
home, said his son, Will. He was 88.

 
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Romeo Dallaire: Senator Warns Of Dangerous Parallels Between Violence In Iran and Syria and Rwandan Genocide

Romeo Dallaire: Senator Warns Of Dangerous Parallels Between Violence In Iran and Syria and Rwandan Genocide | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
Senator Romeo Dallaire is not one to keep his opinions to himself, not after the world ignored the former UN Commander in Rwanda's warnings of impending genocide in 1994.
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Student, Rwanda genocide survivor film documentary about country’s aftermath

Student, Rwanda genocide survivor film documentary about country’s  aftermath | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

A survivor of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda that took place in 1994, Emmanuel Habimana discussed his experiences on Friday in the Gaughan Multicultural Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Nanjing to hold events in memory of war massacre

Nanjing to hold events in memory of war massacre | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

NANJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- A series of memorial services will be held later this month in the southeastern city of Nanjing to mark the 74th anniversary of a massacre that claimed the lives of 300,000 Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers.

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Holocaust Database Helps Families Complete Stories : NPR

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com's World Memory Project allows people to sift online through hundreds of thousands of documents that previously required a painstaking manual search.
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Phares: Syrian Death Toll Will Soon Reach ‘Genocidal Levels’

Phares: Syrian Death Toll Will Soon Reach ‘Genocidal Levels’ | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
The number of people killed in Syria will soon reach genocidal levels. Tens of thousands of civilians, including children, women and the elderly, have been massacred by the Assad regime since spring 2011.
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Besieged in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains - Video Library - The New York Times

Besieged in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains - Video Library - The New York Times | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof witnesses a growing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, where starving families in the Nuba Mountains are hiding in caves to escape bombing by Sudanese warplanes.
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World's Oldest Holocaust Museum, in London, Gets New Life

World's Oldest Holocaust Museum, in London, Gets New Life | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
The Wiener Library is a combination of museum, archive, research center and academic institution. It documents the flourishing life and violent death of Germany's Jewish community.
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Rwanda Creates New Court for Genocide Cases « VOA Breaking News

Rwanda's high court has established a special chamber to handle international crimes, including genocide cases transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The U.N.
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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Book On Post-Genocide Recovery Out

allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Book On Post-Genocide Recovery Out | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

A new book on Rwanda's development path and recovery from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will be launched, this week. Titled, 'This is Your Time, Rwanda Genocide is over, we have overcome,' and authored by Justine Mbabazi, an international law expert, the book will also be launched in Canada, Australia and the US soon.

..."The book talks about the need to stop looking at Rwanda in the context of the Genocide, but a re-born purpose-driven nation. We are way past those dark days, we've since moved on," said the author.

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EUROPE - One in five young Germans unaware of Auschwitz: poll

EUROPE - One in five young Germans unaware of Auschwitz: poll | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
One in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp...
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U.N. genocide court moves first case home to Rwanda

U.N. genocide court moves first case home to Rwanda | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

KIGALI (Reuters) - The Tanzania-based U.N. war crimes tribunal for Rwanda has handed over prosecution material for the first case to be heard in Rwanda, its prosecutor said on Monday, adding that genocide defendants can now get a fair trial in
their own country.

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Turkish ambassador returns to France

Turkish ambassador returns to France | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the country's ambassador to France has returned to his post to try to stop the approval of a law that would make it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks constitute genocide.
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Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population : Discovery News

Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population : Discovery News | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

Physical traces of ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 800s suggest the massacre was an inside job.

 

...Given basic established patterns from more recent ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Rwanda, the researchers think political structures that had been keeping ethnic conflict at bay probably broke down at Sacred Ridge.

 

 

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Khmer Rouge Leaders' Evidential Hearing Starts in Phnom Penh

Khmer Rouge Leaders' Evidential Hearing Starts in Phnom Penh | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
On Monday, the United Nations-backed tribunal investigating Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge movement began hearing evidence against three former leaders.
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‘Ritchie Boys’ tells story of immigrants’ fight against Hitler from U.S. | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

‘Ritchie Boys’ tells story of immigrants’ fight against Hitler from U.S. | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it
The documentary, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2005, details the story of mostly recent Jewish immigrants who were sent to Camp Ritchie in Maryland during World War II to train in psychological warfare.
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He still teaches, students still squirm - Campus - New Voices

He still teaches, students still squirm - Campus - New Voices | Holocaust and Genocide Current Events | Scoop.it

"Students don't have too many nice things to say about Arthur R. Butz. He is a professor of electrical engineering at Northwestern University, and according to his students, he is boring, his handwriting is too small to make out on the board and he leaves all the real teaching to the teaching assistants. While their words about Butz are harsh, students tend to keep their silence when it comes to a darker part of his work, one that extends far outside the realm of electrical engineering. Butz is a prominent Holocaust denier, but many students walk into his classes without knowing it."

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