Israel Slams 'Baseless' Holocaust Legislation in Poland

NYT > Middle East

Legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust has prompted swift and furious condemnation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Israeli lawmakers across the political spectrum.


US Holocaust Museum Seeks Funds to Preserve War Diaries

U.S. News

A page of Joseph Stripounsky's diary with a sketch showing "Master Teddy Bear," is shown at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching its first-ever crowd-funding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors.


The Holocaust Museum kindly asks that you catch Pokémon elsewhere

Mashable

While you're out being the very best, just be respectful of your surroundings. After being bombarded by visitors playing Pokémon Go since Thursday, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. is kindly asking Pokétrainers to go find their magical creatures somewhere else. Epic battle for the Holocaust Memorial continues. It is NOT okay that people were trying to play Pokémon Go at the Holocaust Museum... All joking aside I did see fully 40 teens playing Pokemon Go at the holocaust museum right by where I was picnicking.


Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

FOX News

This August 2018 photo shows Holocaust survivor Max Glauben sitting in an interactive green screen room while filming a piece for the Dallas Holocaust Museum in Dallas. As the horrific events of the Holocaust move further into the past, and the remaining survivors of Nazi Germany's reign of terror die off, one group is using a unique technology to keep their memories alive and allow future generations to keep learning from the world's mistakes during World War II. Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when American troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concentration camp to another. The Dallas resident's recollections of having survived the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland and Nazi concentration camps are now being preserved in a way that will allow generations of people many decades from now continue to ask his image questions. Glauben, who turns 91 on Monday, is the latest Holocaust survivor recorded in such a way by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation.


Poland's President Supports Making Some Holocaust Statements a Crime

NYT > Middle East

President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday that he would sign into law a bill making it illegal to accuse "the Polish nation" of complicity in the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities, a measure that has roiled relations with Israel and the United States, and spurred claims that the nationalist government is trying to whitewash one of the bloodiest chapters in Poland's history.