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Polish citizens worked to finish the work of Hitler

Posted on 2/17/2013 by Rafael Danon in Holocaust HaShoa Nazi Jan Grabowski Poland Germany Dabrowa Tarnowska Israel

Polish peasants and villagers played an instrumental role in rounding up and denouncing Jews during the Holocaust, often taking initiative without any encouragement from the Germans, according to a soon-to-be-published study by Holocaust historian Jan Grabowski.

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New Book Discusses the Role of Pope Pius XII During World War II

Posted on 2/12/2013 by Miriam Cohen in Holocaust HaShoa Israel Israel Today Pope Pius XII Catholic Pope The Pope's Jews

Next month, The Pope's Jews hits book stores. In this historical account, author Gordon Thomas attempts to clarify the role played by Pope Pius XII, known as "Hitler's Pope," during the Second World War regarding Europe's Jewish population. Based on previously unpublished Vatican documents and first-hand accounts provided by Holocaust victims and wartime priests, the book reveals the existence of a secret operation personally overseen by the Pope to shelter Jews across Nazi Europe.

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Budapest's First New Synagogue in Eighty Years

Posted on 2/3/2013 by Rafael Danon in Holocaust Budapest Hungary

Hungary, a country of approximately 100,000 Jews, began construction on Budapest's first synagogue on January 27, 2013, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Most of Hungary's Jews were killed in the Holocaust, but many of the survivors live in Israel today.

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