holocaust-remembrance

‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

BY: - April 27, 2022

“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."

Lawmakers, Jewish leaders announce $4.5M in security grants; call for permanent funding

BY: - January 27, 2022

Lawmakers from the House and Senate joined Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh on Thursday, as the nation and world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to announce a new round of state funding for a program intended to keep marginalized and vulnerable communities safe from harm. “You all stepped up. You realized that our community, and all […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: We need to remember now more than ever | Opinion

BY: - January 27, 2022

We should all raise our voices to affirm that hate is hate, and that it is our responsibility to interrupt and disrupt antisemitism and other forms of hate whenever and wherever we witness it.

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Pa. lawmakers just can’t resist comparing things to the Holocaust & Nazis. It’s time to banish this lazy and offensive rhetoric from our dialogue | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2021

The Holocaust is not a rhetorical device to be manipulated and deployed against one’s political opponents, and to use it as such is contemptible.

WATCH: State lawmakers commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

BY: - January 27, 2021

During a busy session day at the state Capitol, lawmakers took time out from legislating to remember the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the millions who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. 

Report: These social media platforms are the best at dispelling antisemitism and Holocaust denial

BY: - January 27, 2021

Known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary is honored every year with ceremonies across the globe and educational outreach efforts as the decades past, leaving few survivors to share their stories. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021: 5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust

BY: - January 27, 2021

For instance, a 2018 survey of 1,350 people age 18 and older found that 11 percent of U.S. adults and 22 percent of millennials had not heard of – or were not sure if they had heard of – the Holocaust.

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Pass down a story of unity from generation to generation of COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2020

As we commemorate Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – on Tuesday, I keep thinking about the Hebrew phrase, L’dor V’dor. In English, this phrase means “from generation to generation.”

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Tree of Life first anniversary: How to teach tough topics to our kids | Opinion

BY: - October 27, 2019

Our schools have an opportunity—and, many say, an obligation—to instill students with the knowledge and skills to develop empathy and wash away hate.

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Why it’s more important than ever to teach Holocaust education in our schools | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2019

By showing that the tragedy of the Holocaust is not only a tragedy in Jewish history but a lesson for everyone, Holocaust education can serve to foster civics and ethics education.

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Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis. There’s no ‘first place’ in persecution | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2019

By Abby Schrader Six million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that called for the extermination of the untermenshchen—of whom Jews were among the lowliest of the low. But should any group claim the exclusive right of suffering in the […]

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We have to challenge injustice and hatred when we see it, or risk a slow slide into genocide | Opinion

BY: - May 7, 2019

Holocaust deniers and eliminationist white nationalists mask themselves as patriots and defenders of freedom.