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Knesset Approves Increase for Holocaust Survivors

Posted on 7/14/2013 by in Israel Israel Today Holocaust Survivor Funding Support

Last week the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, approved an NIS 50 million increase in annual assistance (US$ 13.7 million) for Holocaust survivors living in Israel.

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 Based on previously unpublished Vatican documents and first-hand accounts provided by Holocaust victims and wartime priests, the book reveals the existence of a secret operation personally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