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An emotional encounter at Yad Vashem

Posted on 3/27/2013 by in Holocaust Israel Today Yad Vashem

Visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem often leads to emotional and unexpected encounters.

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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 Based on previously unpublished Vatican documents and first-hand accounts provided by Holocaust victims and wartime priests, the book reveals the existence of a secret operation personally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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Israel Today Readers Bless Holocaust Survivors

Posted on 1/13/2013 by Miriam Cohen in Holocaust HaShoa Israel Israel Today Purim

Israel is home to more than 200,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors, many of whom require assistance that the state is often difficult for the thinly-stretched national budget to provide. That is where the goodwill of supporters around the world comes in, and the readers of Israel Today are right there on the front lines.

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