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Jewish Genocide

When Kissinger turned away from Jews

In 1973, when Israeli prime minister Golda Meir turned to the US for help to favour the immigration of Jews from Russia, the American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said: "If they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern". Article by Adam Nagourney.


The outrageous aid to villains - from Himmler's daughter

In the Italian daily La Stampa the story of Gudrun Himmler, daughter to the Nazi official, who runs the organization "Stille Hilfe" (Silent assistance) set up to protect the Third Reich criminals. Now the group seeks to prevent from the extradition of Klaas Carel Faber, former SS who slaughtered civilians as a retaliation against the Resistance.


Empty boxcars for the Bulgarian Jews - documentary by Ed Gaffney

World premiere in Sofia of Empty Boxcars, the documentary by Edward Gaffney about the fate of Bulgarian Jews during World War II. The movie also describes the role of some figures opposing Nazi persecution, such as Dimitar Peshev and Metropolitan Stephan.


Holocaust denial forbidden by law? - the debate in Italy and Europe

The declarations of a denialist professor during a lesson at the University of Teramo in Italy stirred many reactions. Among them, Riccardo Pacifici proposed to pass a law against historical revisionism. We interviewed French historian Yves Ternon.


Nazi Samuel Kunz has died - he still awaited trial

The "Executioner of Belzec" passed away at age 89. Next year he would have to be tried for participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews as a guard in the Polish death camp.


Farewell to Malvina Burstein - she rescued 1,500 Hungarian Jews

Pretending she was the secretary of a prominent industrialist she fetched a load of work permits from the Hungarian national printing institute, thus helping thousands people flee to Israel.


Shoah

the genocide of Jews

In the framework of second world war (1939-1945) Europe witnessed the genocide of the Jewish people (1941-1945). The “final solution“, the extermination of six million Jews, was planned by Hitler who had come on power in Germany in 1933. Since the publication of Mein Kampf, Hitler had planned the nationalsocialist revolution based on a racist ideology.
In the memory of the Jewish people and in the verdict that closed the works of the International Military Court, 6,000,000 victims of the extermination are estimated. As a matter of facts, the most reliable scholars including Raul Hilberg estimate about 5,200,000 victims.

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Enrico Ricciardi

he rescued the Jews by providing them with forged documents