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- Italian Jewish fury after Yad Vashem changes description of wartime Pope
By Rossella Tercatin*, July 19, 2012 A furious debate has broken out in Italy after the decision of Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, to change the captions under the museum’s display on the wartime pope, Pius XII. On October 16, 1943, over 1,000 members of Rome’s Jewish community were taken to death camps, without a [...]
- Grave of Warsaw Ghetto heroine vandalised
The grave of a woman who saved thousands of Jewish children in the Warsaw Ghetto has been desecrated, according to Polish authorities. The words ”Jews out” were sprayed onto the Warsaw gravestone of Irena Sendler, a woman honoured by Holocaust museum Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. Police have launched an [...]
- Nobel for Winton?
Sir Nicholas Winton, the man behind the Czech Kindertransport, should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, according to the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. Founder Baruch Tenembaum says that Sir Nicholas, now 100, performed ”remarkable feats” when he organised the evacuation of 669 Czechoslovakian Jewish children on the eve of the war.