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  • Germany slams Abbas for ‘anti-Semitic’ remarks; EU calls his speech unacceptable

    Berlin's FM Heiko Maas denounces PA president's 'history lesson', says Germany was responsible for Holocaust

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/german...-unacceptable/

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    • Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

      Devout Christian, cycling champion with multiple victories in the Giro and Tour de France, Gino Bartali risked his life. It is only after his death in 2000 that the truth surfaced...A discrete hero who earned the title "Righteous among Nations" post mortem.

      ...His role in the network was uniquely suited to his talents - he became a courier. On the face of it he was undertaking the long training rides for which he was renowned, but in reality he was carrying photographs and counterfeit identity documents to and from a secret printing press...
      http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27333310

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      • Originally posted by Telmar View Post
        Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

        Devout Christian, cycling champion with multiple victories in the Giro and Tour de France, Gino Bartali risked his life. It is only after his death in 2000 that the truth surfaced...A discrete hero who earned the title "Righteous among Nations" post mortem.



        http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27333310
        Israel just made him an honorary citizen.

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        'THE GREATEST RIDER... AN EVEN GREATER HUMAN BEING'

        Legendary cyclist Gino Bartali gets honorary citizenship ahead of Giro Israel

        Posthumous award recognizes three-time Giro D'Italia winner who hid forged documents in the frame of his bicycle to help Jews escape Italy during the Holocaust

        https://www.timesofisrael.com/legend...f-giro-israel/

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        • An important package is presently on its way to Poland. It contains a wristwatch and a necklace with a crucifix pendant—two items once belonging to Bolesław Hermanowicz. He was among the 728 Polish political prisoners the German occupiers deported to the newly built Auschwitz concentration camp on the first inmate transport on June 14, 1940.

          https://www.its-arolsen.org/nc/en/la...-recherchiert/

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          • Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post

            Israel just made him an honorary citizen.

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            'THE GREATEST RIDER... AN EVEN GREATER HUMAN BEING'

            Legendary cyclist Gino Bartali gets honorary citizenship ahead of Giro Israel

            Posthumous award recognizes three-time Giro D'Italia winner who hid forged documents in the frame of his bicycle to help Jews escape Italy during the Holocaust

            https://www.timesofisrael.com/legend...f-giro-israel/
            Just as much honorable that he never took credits for it. He hid and kept his secrets and bravery to his grave. RIP Gino.

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            • Poles fatally betrayed most of country’s Jews in hiding from Nazis, study claims

              Devastating research by Warsaw-based group indicates ordinary citizens played a role in hundreds of thousands of deaths — significantly higher than previous estimates

              https://www.timesofisrael.com/poles-...-study-claims/

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              • 'IT’S A VERY DIFFICULT FILM TO WATCH'

                Why a gory Holocaust film is a blockbuster in Russia

                A movie about the Sobibor uprising led by a Soviet Red Army Jewish officer has made a huge splash thanks to a government-led commemoration campaign that culminated this year

                https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-a-...ter-in-russia/

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                • HE WAS SHUT OUT OF THE STORY BECAUSE OF HIS RELIGION'

                  The unknown Jewish engineer behind Hitler’s vaunted Volkswagen Beetle

                  A Nashville exhibit highlights the contributions of Josef Ganz and others that were swept under the rug when they were blacklisted by the Reich

                  https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-un...swagen-beetle/

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                  • A LIVING TESTAMENT

                    You’ve probably never heard of the world’s oldest Holocaust museum

                    Founded in 1933, London's Wiener Library actively collected material in real time throughout WWII, later playing a key role in the Nuremberg, Eichmann and Irving trials

                    https://www.timesofisrael.com/youve-...ocaust-museum/

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                    • US diplomat who helped Jews flee Holocaust gets highway marker

                      While stationed in Tangier, James Rives Childs arranged for 1,200 Hungarian Jews to obtain visas to Spanish Morocco

                      https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-dip...ighway-marker/

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                      • German prosecutors mull trials for 3 alleged members of Holocaust firing squads

                        Former members of the Einsatzgruppe death squads under pretrial investigation for massacring tens of thousands of Jews in Babi Yar, Ukraine

                        https://www.timesofisrael.com/german...firing-squads/

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                        • How One of the Internet’s Biggest History Forums Deals With Holocaust Deniers

                          And how Facebook should, too.

                          There can be no debate with Holocaust deniers. That is a core principle of moderating the AskHistorians subreddit, one of the largest history forums on the internet—and a crucial lesson Mark Zuckerberg seemingly does not understand. Zuckerberg got into hot water on Wednesday when he stated that Facebook wouldn’t necessarily remove Holocaust deniers from its platform because people “get things wrong” and because it’s not always possible to understand the deniers’ intent.

                          https://slate.com/technology/2018/07...hould-too.html

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                          • ITALIANS PLAYED ACTIVE ROLE IN HOLOCAUST, PROFESSOR CLAIMS IN 'HISTORIOGRAPHICAL COUNTERBLAST'

                            A recently translated book about the Holocaust has claimed that Italian citizens played a crucial and enthusiastic role in the Nazi genocide during World War II.

                            Historian Simon Levis Sullam’s book, The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy, was published in 2015 but only translated into English this year. In the book, Sullam provides what he calls a “historiographical counterblast” to shed light on the complicity of Italians in one of the worst crimes in human history, The Times of Israel said.

                            https://www.newsweek.com/italians-pl...claims-1070202

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                            • Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                              ITALIANS PLAYED ACTIVE ROLE IN HOLOCAUST, PROFESSOR CLAIMS IN 'HISTORIOGRAPHICAL COUNTERBLAST'

                              A recently translated book about the Holocaust has claimed that Italian citizens played a crucial and enthusiastic role in the Nazi genocide during World War II.

                              Historian Simon Levis Sullam’s book, The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy, was published in 2015 but only translated into English this year. In the book, Sullam provides what he calls a “historiographical counterblast” to shed light on the complicity of Italians in one of the worst crimes in human history, The Times of Israel said.

                              https://www.newsweek.com/italians-pl...claims-1070202
                              I may be wrong but I think Italy really has a very high survival rate of Jews. Mussolini was an antisemite but it took the german invasion to really start deporting Jews. I have´nt read the book but I hope the guy is´nt trying to make a name for himself by a publicity stunt.

                              EDIT: some positive to the thread:

                              Imi Lichtenfeld is a name known in Israel, but it is almost unknown in Slovakia, where he grew up. This versatile athlete, creator of the Krav Maga self-defense system and one of the passengers on the legendary Pentcho steamer, was finally commemorated with a plaque, installed on Židovská Street 1 in mid-June.
                              https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20870162/...ratislava.html

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                              • The scourge of Holocaust Denial (including bad faith revisionism) on social media is a harbinger of future anti-Semitism and other evil.

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                                A Holocaust denier is running for Congress. One of his constituents would be Auschwitz prisoner No. 27,276.

                                http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...story,amp.html

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                                DEALING DAILY WITH ANTI-SEMITISM IS BAD FOR ANYONE’S HEALTH

                                Before her suicide, Dutch Holocaust scholar saw deep threats to her life’s work

                                The life partner of Evelien Gans, who took her own life last month, notes her recent obsession with combating what she considered obfuscation and inversion of the Shoah

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                                In that internal conflict, he said, Gans’s focus on the persecution of Jews “didn’t help.” Nor did her growing disappointment in what she considered creeping Holocaust distortion and victim blaming by some members of her intellectual bubble, Diamand suggested.

                                And while Gans’s work was only “one factor out of several” that led her to take her own life, “having to deal with anti-Semitism day in and day out is not good for anyone’s health,” said Diamand, a child survivor of the Holocaust and award-winning documentary filmmaker who had been Gans’s significant other since 2006.

                                https://www.timesofisrael.com/before...er-lifes-work/

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                                Personally, I find the breadth and width of Holocaust Denial on media such as Twitter to simply be disheartening and depressing.

                                Combating such filth simply proves Sarte's law:


                                Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.

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