An annual Yom Hashoah event held in Martyr’s Forest, will this year pay tribute to Rabbi Moshe Shimon Pessach, a rabbinic and communal leader in Greece whose efforts saved the Jewish community of Volos.
The eight-line poem, half of which was copied from a Dutch book of verse, is dated March 28, 1942, shortly before Anne and her family went into hiding from the Netherlands’ wartime Nazi occupiers in a secret apartment in an Amsterdam canal house.
Poland is trying to hide its culpability in the deaths of thousands of Jews during World War II as Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross faces up to three years in prison over his claim that more Jews than Germans were killed by Poles.
Denise and Micheline Lévy, 9 and 8, were captured in February 1944 and sent to Auschwitz. Their dolls were found lying in the snow and were picked up by a shopkeeper who then passed them through the generations. Now, they will be displayed in the Shoah Memorial in Paris.
Seventy years after the most daring attempt of Jewish Holocaust survivors to seek revenge against their former tormentors, the leader of the plot has only one simple regret — that to his knowledge he didn’t actually succeed in killing any Nazis.