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Jewish Genocide

Tales of the Righteous from the USSR

Editorial by Antonella Salomoni, Professor of History of Shoah and genocides at the University of Bologna, Italy.

It is unusual that the Soviet Union – despite being recognized as an area with a high density of Jewish population and a major scene of their mass murder – has long remained an unexplored territory as far as the history of the


Prisoner of Hitler and Stalin

Story of Margarete Buber-Neumann, who saw communist and nazi lager. Her report of her imprisonment shows that some intellectuals during '900 were non able to admit communist crimes, like Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact in 1939.


Poetry from Theresienstadt

Letters and poetries of lse Weber, a Czechoslovakian Jew, who wrote poetries and fairytales fot children. She was deported with her family to Theresienstadt, and then she died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.


Holocaust Remembrance Day

World calendar of initiatives to remember Holocaust victims on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, 27 January 1945. 


Nazis against Christmas carols

Julius Goslar refused to "clean" Christmas songs from Jewish words. He engaged in a moral and cultural battle against the regime and his own co-citizens and he was put on forced labour. It took until 1969 for him to be honoured by the Federal Republic of Germany.


Tale of Tsvetan Mumdzhiev

Steven Sage tells about the story of the Bulgarian colonel who rescued thousands forced labours during Nazi occupation. He received no medals nor honours whatsoever. Maybe he will be remembered in the future?


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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The book

Who Betrayed the Jews?

Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Featured story

Janusz Korczak

Educator, he followed the Jewish children into the Warsaw Ghetto and in deportation