Posts Tagged ‘memorial’

Kazan school shooting: locals create makeshift memorial for victims

People in the Russian town of Kazan are struggling to come to terms with a school shooting in which at least nine people died. Seven students and two staff members have died in the attack. A 19-year-old suspect has been detained. Many locals have left candles, flowers and toys at a makeshift memorial set up […]

Oregon Holocaust memorial defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs

 A Holocaust memorial in Portland, Oregon, was defaced with swastikas and antisemitic slurs. Police discovered the vandalism over the weekend covering a wall of the memorial in the Washington Park neighborhood and appearing elsewhere near the memorial, the local NBC affiliate KGW reported. There are no suspects. The memorial was created by Holocaust survivors who […]

Holocaust Memorial in Portland, Oregon Vandalized With Swastikas, Antisemitic Symbols

The memorial to the Holocaust in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Cory Tucker/Google Maps. Police in Portland, Oregon were on Monday investigating a serious act of vandalism to the city’s Holocaust memorial, which was daubed with pro-Nazi graffiti by unidentified assailants. The vandals sprayed the memorial with swastikas and the number “1488” — code in neo-Nazi circles […]

Why workers Memorial Day is a national call to action

The United Steelworkers (USW) Local 959 safety committee leapt into action a few years ago after discovering that more and more workers at the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, were exposed to knife injuries on the job. Committee members solicited workers’ input on how to address the hazard and then collaborated with the company […]

Minneapolis Plans Memorial to Honor Porn Star Drug Addict Who Resisted Arrest

Minneapolis which looks like a third world shithole after it was destroyed by black rioters and communists is planning on erecting a memorial to honor George Floyd. The police officer who had his knee on his neck was only doing his job per his training. IMO this police officer is not guilty. He did what […]

Armenians visit memorial to victims of 1915 massacres

Armenians visited the country’s memorial to the victims of massacres, deportations and forced marches under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The massacres began more than 100 years ago. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians died. Armenians have long pushed for the deaths to be recognised officially as genocide. But while Turkey does not deny that […]

March of The Living global memorial campaign Never Means Never!

While March of the Living will not take place this year in Poland, due to the covid-19 pandemic, virtual programs and a global campaign are already activating the Jewish world and beyond. One of the most moving aspects of the March of the Living is the opportunity for participants to memorial plaques with personal messages […]

New Holocaust memorial shaped like Star of David opens in Poland

A new Holocaust memorial in the Polish city of Gorlice was built in the shape of a Star of David, and also contains matzevot and fragments found at a former beit midrash that was demolished in 2016, according to a statement from ‘Jewish Heritage Europe’. Besides being embedded into the memorial, the documents include translations […]

Jewish world leaders join March of The Living global memorial campaign ahead of Yom HaShoah

  While March of the Living will not take place this year in Poland, due to the covid-19 pandemic, virtual programs and a global campaign are already activating the Jewish world and beyond.  One of the most moving aspects of the March of the Living is the opportunity for participants to memorial plaques with personal […]

Israeli billboard firm refuses ad for joint Palestinian-Israeli memorial service

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Putin Unveils Israeli WW2 Memorial, Honors Red Army for Ending Holocaust

Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a quick “one-day” official state visit to Israel. It’s Putin’s second trip — he first visited the Jewish State back in 2005. The Russian leader made his first stop in the coastal city of Netanya to inaugurate a memorial to the soldiers of the Red Army who died during […]

Bakersfield Chabad Creating a Holocaust Memorial Out of Six Million Buttons

Cynthia Fischer always had a dream: She wanted to create a Holocaust memorial out of six million buttons she’d collected herself and from others over 10 years. However, she couldn’t quite figure out how to do it. That all changed in 2020, when Fischer met Rabbi Shmuel Schlanger, director of her local Chabad Jewish Community […]

Tulsa Police Search for Two Suspects for Vandalism of Holocaust Memorial Statues at Jewish Museum

The Tulsa, Oklahoma skyline. Photo: Photomakers/Wikimedia. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma are searching for two suspects who destroyed statues dedicated to child victims of the Holocaust at the city’s Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. The Tulsa Police Department (TPD) was notified early Wednesday morning that two young male suspects had bent and knocked down the […]

US Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents ‘2021 Western Region Virtual Event’ On March 11

At this historic time for reflection and action – members of the Western Region community supporting the efforts of the D.C.-based U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will come together virtually on March 11 at 7 p.m. PT. The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed much of how the USHMM does its work, but not why it’s done. […]

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum – A Costly Mistake Promoting a Hoax

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum Hard by the Washington Monument, within clear view of the Jefferson Memorial, an easy stroll down the Mall to the “majestic” Lincoln Memorial, has arisen, on some of the most “hallowed territory” of the [Jewnited] States of America, a costly and dangerous jewish mistake. On ground where no monument yet […]

Knesset panel bans Arab Labor candidate over Memorial Day comments

In a move widely expected to be overturned by the Supreme Court, the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday voted to ban Labor’s No. 7 candidate Ibtisam Mara’ana from running in the upcoming election over her past controversial comments about Memorial Day and other statements that her critics have deemed anti-Zionist. Two petitions had been filed […]

Holocaust memorial in Yerevan, Armenia vandalized

The “To Live and Not Forget” Holocaust memorial in the Armenian city of Yerevan was desecrated with paint sprayed all over the Hebrew writings. The memorial was built to honor both the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide victims and consists of two primary pillars, with “To Live and Not Forget: To the Memory of the […]

Washington synagogue, Holocaust memorial vandalized with swastikas

 A synagogue and Holocaust memorial in Spokane, Washington, were vandalized early this week spray-painted swastikas, according to local news outlet The Spokesman-Review. The vandalism appears to have been perpetrated by a single culprit, with Temple Beth Shalom’s security cameras having caught the masked culprit in the act, according to The Spokesman-Review citing Spokane police, who are […]

Norway approves Utøya memorial for victims of 2011 massacre despite local concerns

A memorial to the victims of the 2011 Norway terror attacks will be built despite local concerns, a court has ruled. The Norwegian justice system has dismissed objections from residents of the island of Utøya who opposed the construction of a memorial. Sixty-nine people were killed on the island by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, […]

Nasa, Israel’s US Embassy hold memorial for Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon

Israel’s Embassy in the United States and NASA held a virtual memorial event for Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, Thursday night. The event was attended by Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Krasna and Former NASA Administrator, and Ramon’s personal friend, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. At the event, Bolden spoke of Ramon’s legacy and his bravery as […]

US soldiers, IDF mark Holocaust Memorial Day in unique event

International Holocaust Memorial Day that was marked on January 27 included a unique event in Pennsylvania that brought together IDF officers and members of the US military. The event was the brainchild of Lt.-Col. Shai Schul, Israel’s Security Assistance Liaison Officer to the US Army, and was why he was in Pennsylvania at the time […]

Over 25,000 tune in to EJA Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Heads of state, parliamentarians, Jewish leaders, and hundreds of participants from all over Europe and from as far as Mexico and the United States took part in one of the largest online memorial events in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday, organized by the European Jewish Association (EJA).Speakers included the President of the European […]

European Jewish Association marks Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day online

The European Jewish Association, a Brussels-based Jewish advocacy NGO, is holding a large online gathering to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday, January 27. The online event, which is open to the public, is being streamed by The Jerusalem Post and on the EJA’s Facebook page. The commemoration will begin at 2 p.m. CET […]

Holocaust memorial day: thousands of names being projected onto the French Embassy in Berlin

A new memorial project in Berlin, supported by Germany’s culture commission and the French Embassy hopes to pave the way for remembrance culture in the digital age. Thousands of names are currently being projected onto the Embassy’s facade, a symbol itself of the post-war Franco-German friendship after so many decades of enmity. Monika Grütters is […]

Holocaust Memorial Day: Plans unveiled for vast memorial complex at Ukraine’s Babyn Yar

Ukraine has marked Holocaust Memorial Day by confirming its plans for a memorial centre on the site of one of the worst massacres of Jews during the Second World War. Nearly 34,000 people were murdered by Nazi German forces and local collaborators over two days in September 1941 at Babyn Yar, a site on the […]

Top Italian Soccer Club to Hold Memorial for Trophy-Winning Coach Who Perished in Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Players from Italian Bologna FC after going 1-0 up against Serie A rivals Hellas Verona on Jan 16, 2021. Photo: Reuters/IPA/Sipa USA. One of Italy’s most celebrated soccer clubs will host a memorial on Wednesday for a former championship-winning coach who perished in Auschwitz during World War II, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. […]

Ukrainian president approves Babyn Yar memorial concept

The physical and ideological concept for the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) have been unveiled for the first time, and constitute a massive and ambitious project to educate on and commemorate the Nazi’s mass murder of Jews outside Kiev and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe more generally. The plans have now been given approval […]

European Jewish Association to mark Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day online

The European Jewish Association, a Brussels-based Jewish advocacy NGO, will be holding a large online gathering to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday, January 27. The online event, which is open to the public, will be streamed live by The Jerusalem Post and on the EJA’s Facebook page. The commemoration will begin at 2 […]

Jewish orgs. hold memorial marking end of Sheldon Adelson’s shiva

Over 30 Jewish organizations gathered together to hold an online memorial event on Thursday to mark the end of the Jewish shiva mourning period for Jewish-American philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. The event, organized by multiple organizations including the Israeli-American Council (IAC), consisted of numerous livestreamed eulogies and personal stories about Adelson, as well as small groups […]

Speaker for Dutch Holocaust memorial after uproar over antisemitic comment

AMSTERDAM – Amid protest by prominent Dutch Holocaust survivors, an author who called Gaza “a ghetto” and said he feels uncomfortable around Jews has stepped down as keynote speaker of the national ceremony commemorating victims of the genocide. In a statement published Thursday on the website of the National 4 and 5 May Committee, Dutch-Moroccan […]

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