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  • The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma' (Today in History February 24, 1942)

    02/22/2018 9:55:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Spiegel ^ | May 23, 2013 | Marc Pitzke
    In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE. David Stoliar's neat house sits atop a hill on the edge of Bend, a small city in central Oregon. A few steps lead up to the front door. Stoliar's wife, Marda, opens, followed by a happy beagle. "Come in," she says cheerfully. "Come in." Her husband is waiting in the living room, surrounded by souvenirs and family photos....
  • Campaign urges US to suspend ties with Poland over Holocaust law

    02/22/2018 2:05:08 PM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 21 February 2018 | By JTA
    Ruderman Family Foundation opens online petition, releases video showing people saying 'Polish Holocaust' in defiance of controversial legislation The Ruderman Family Foundation, an American Jewish philanthropic organization, launched a campaign urging the United States to suspend its ties with Poland over that country’s law on rhetoric about the Holocaust. The campaign includes a petition for suspension hosted on the NeverDeny.org website and a professionally produced video message. It shows men, women and children saying “Polish Holocaust,” which is supposed to be in defiance of the law passed by Poland earlier this month. The law criminalizes blaming the Polish nation or...
  • History: War hero Wallenberg was executed in Soviet gulag

    02/20/2018 1:34:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Ian Traynor
    A senior Russian official finally admitted that Stalin's secret police shot dead Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of central European Jews from the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1944 and 1945. For decades the Soviet authorities insisted that Wallenberg had died of a heart attack in 1947 in a Soviet prison, but speculation about his fate grew into a full-blown mystery as gulag inmates surfaced to report sightings of the Swede in Siberia into the 1950s.
  • 102-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor's Emotional Reunion with Nephew He Never Knew [Video and Story]

    02/10/2018 1:09:47 PM PST · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    CBN ^ | November 29, 2017
    A 102-year-old Holocaust survivor had thought his entire family had been killed during World War II until he met he recently meet his nephew. Eliahu Pietruszka had fled to the Soviet Union from Warsaw, Poland in 1939 as the war erupted. He was 24 at the time and left behind his parents and twin brothers Volf and Zelig, who were 15. His parents and Zelig were later deported from the Warsaw Ghetto by Adolph Hiter's SS units and were murdered in a Nazi concentration camp. Somehow Volf managed to escape and stayed in touch with Eliahu before he was sent...
  • When Israel Ignorantly Blames the Holocaust on the Poles, It Boosts Their Illiberal Nationalists

    02/08/2018 11:39:22 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Oded Even Or
    Contrary to other European countries, such as France or Norway, Poland was directly controlled by Nazi Germany. There was no puppet regime in Poland to assist the Germans, like the Vichy or Quisling governments, and the Nazis annexed parts of the country, while putting the rest under the control of a German governor, Hans Frank. Frank subjected Poland to a terror "much fiercer and more protracted [...] than anywhere in Europe," scholar Norman Davies says, as cited by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This terror included capital punishment for offering any help to Jews. While it’s true that Poles aided,...
  • Former Soviet Spy Sees the Long Arm of the KGB in Today's Muslim Anti-Semitism

    02/06/2018 12:23:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    On a reporting trip to Gaza, Amman, and Damascus in 1994, I made a habit of asking Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leaders whom I met the following question: Did they think the Jews had a plan to dominate the world? I’ll never forget the enthusiastic answer of a pediatrician named Abdelaziz Rantissi, a Hamas leader, whom I met in his doctor’s office in Gaza. “Yes, indeed,” he said. “I have a copy right here.” And he pulled down from a shelf an Arabic-language copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was a response I heard again and...
  • “I Would Have Killed all the Jews in the World”: SJP’s Holocaust Hate

    02/06/2018 4:06:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-5-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    How tolerating Students for Justice in Palestine ignores the lessons of the Holocaust. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.“‘I would have killed all the jews in the world,But I kept some to show the world why I killed them’ -Hitler- #PrayForGaza #PrayForPalestina." --SJP UWM Activist International Holocaust Remembrance Day is that time of the year when politicians, pundits and university presidents pretend to care about the mass murder of six million Jews. And then they spend the other 364 days palling around...
  • Israeli minister "honoured" to be barred from Poland over Holocaust bill

    02/05/2018 11:50:30 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies
    reuters.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Lidia Kelly, Maayan Lubell
    Israel’s education minister said on Monday he was “honoured” Poland had canceled his visit to Warsaw this week because he refused to back down from condemnation of a bill that would outlaw suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. Earlier on Monday, Naftali Bennett said he would travel to Poland to discuss the bill, which Israeli officials have said amounts to Holocaust denial. However Poland’s government spokeswoman said there would be no such visit. “The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it,” Bennett later said in a statement. “The government of Poland cancelled...
  • Russia's Gulag camps cast in forgiving light of Putin nationalism

    02/05/2018 1:50:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Shaun Walker
    In today’s Russia it is not fashionable to delve too deeply into Gulag history, and 60-year-old Panikarov’s collection is one of just two museums devoted entirely to the Gulag in the whole country. Indeed, even Panikarov himself has a somewhat surprising view: “We should not have one-sided evaluations... “It was fashionable to say bad things about the USSR. Now it is again fashionable to insult Russia. We have sanctions against us. The west looks for negative things.” Panikarov’s views on the Gulag are part of a larger trend. With the Soviet victory in the second world war elevated to a...
  • The Marshall Plan Led Europe Back From The Dead

    02/05/2018 1:19:13 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 42 replies
    "It is the greatest success in the history of American foreign policy," Mark Stoler, editor of the George C. Marshall Papers in Lexington, Va. "And it plays to the best American instincts — helping those in need. "In the process, it clearly turned America into the world's superpower. It was the key component of American Cold War strategy. And it was an immediate psychological booster shot to Europe. Marshall's message was: 'Here is a lifeline that you can take advantage of. America is going to be the leader here and accept that mantel of leadership.'" Georges Bidault, France's prime minister...
  • Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress

    02/04/2018 7:29:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02-04-2018 | Frank Main
    Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times. Indeed, Jones’ website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled “The ‘Holocaust Racket’” where he calls the genocide carried out by the German Nazi regime and collaborators in other nations “the...
  • Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

    02/03/2018 2:27:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2017 | Anne Applebaum
    In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because...
  • The Dark Side Of Joe Kennedy Sr.

    02/03/2018 6:44:24 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    ATI ^ | January 31, 2018 | Kellen Perry
    Joe Kennedy Sr., JFK's father and the patriarch of "America's Royal Family," left behind a complicated legacy, including anti-Semitism and Nazi sympathies. In 1928, Joe Kennedy Sr. sold two of his small film studios, creating RKO Pictures, best known for allowing 24-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles to make Citizen Kane, the revered film chronicling the rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, an illustrious yet treacherous American magnate. But Joe Kennedy Sr.’s own rollercoaster of a biography trumps even the fictional Kane’s in every regard, from his hand-over-fist stock market days to his persona non grata period as a failed World...
  • New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors

    02/03/2018 8:45:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Guillame Souvant
    A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France...trending on Twitter. Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg. He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was...
  • GULAG: Understanding the Magnitude of What Happened

    02/02/2018 8:32:53 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Anne Applebaum
    One of the things that always strikes contemporary visitors to Russia is the lack of monuments to the victims of Stalin's execution squads and concentration camps. There are a few scattered memorials, but no national monument or place of mourning. Worse, 15 years after glasnost, 10 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there have been no trials, no truth and reconciliation commissions, no government inquiries into what happened in the past, and no public debate. This was not always the case. During the 1980s, when glasnost was just beginning in Russia, Gulag survivors' memoirs sold millions of copies,...
  • Preserving the Memory of Stalin's Repressions, One Person at a Time

    02/01/2018 3:08:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    The Russia File ^ | Izabella Tabarovsky
    In Russia, as in much of the post-Soviet space, the past is the present. From Ukraine, to Belarus, to Poland and Lithuania, historical narratives of communism, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Holodomor—Ukraine’s Terror-Famine—are being reviewed, revised, and in many cases manipulated to serve new ideological trends. In Russia, the elephant in the room is Stalin’s repressions—quite possibly the largest yet least understood crime of the twentieth century. Despite its scale, outside a relatively small group of historical memory activists, the repressions are not a matter of national conversation. Following a brief period of revelations in the wake of...
  • Leftists Now Believe the New York Times Is a “White Supremacist,” “Nazi” Paper

    01/30/2018 8:31:59 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2018 | Townhall.com Staff
    On Saturday, Ross Douthat published a column for the New York Times arguing that White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller should be included in negotiations about immigration policy because he represents the opinions of tens of millions of Americans. Somewhat predictably, the Times’s liberal readership was none too pleased by the idea that proponents of increased restrictions on legal immigration would be given a seat at the table alongside proponents of amnesty, and many took to Twitter to express their displeasure. Some more unhinged commenters labeled the Times a “white supremacist paper,” while others were content with simply suggesting...
  • Israel President Rivlin Addresses Poland, Anti-Semitism At Holocaust Remembrance

    01/29/2018 4:44:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 29, 2018 | Joel Leyden
    Israel President Rivlin Addresses Poland, Anti-Semitism At Holocaust Remembrance By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyAthens, Greece — January 29, 2018 … Israeli President Rivlin commented on Poland’s denial of its role in the Holocaust. Rivlin, who is visiting Greece, stated that in relation to the new Polish legislation that Poland’s decision to place in prison those who speak of Poland’s complicity with Nazi Germany is a reminder that it is still beholden upon Israel, all Jews and Christians to fight for the memory of the Holocaust, as it happened. Research into the Holocaust must be free, open, and sincere. The...
  • Democrat Kamala Harris Compares US Treatment of Muslims to Holocaust Victims on Holocaust...

    01/28/2018 2:59:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/28/18 | Jim Hoft
    Saturday was International Holocaust Memorial Day. The global community January 27 to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust during the Second World War. At least six million Jews were murdered during World War II by the German Nazi regime.This year on Holocaust Memorial Day California Democrat compared US treatment of Muslims to the Jewish Holocaust. Kamala Harris tweeted: On #HolocaustMemorialDay, Trump restricted refugees from Muslim-majority countries. Make no mistake — this is a Muslim ban.But Kamala wasn’t done yet. Kamala Harris continued: During the Holocaust, we failed to let refugees like Anne Frank into our country. We can’t let history...
  • Russia warns Poland not to touch Soviet WW2 memorials

    01/28/2018 12:32:58 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 71 replies
    The Red Army's defeat of Nazi German forces on Polish soil in 1944-1945 remains a thorny issue in Russian-Polish relations. Many Poles viewed the Red Army as an occupation force, not as liberators, as the 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact had carved up Poland between two dictatorships. Poland updated its "de-communisation" legislation, banning "totalitarian" symbols, which would include Soviet propaganda monuments. The Russian foreign ministry condemned the new Polish "de-communisation" law as "an outrageous provocation", and warned of unspecified "consequences". "The USSR paid the highest price to liberate Poland - on that country's soil, in battles with the enemy, more than 600,000...