Jewish Diaspora

Nazi time capsule

Nazi-era time capsule found in Poland

Inside the copper cylinder were newspapers from April of 1934, coins, parchment, photographs of Adolf Hitler and two copies of his infamous treatise, 'Mein Kampf.'
September 21, 2016
Greece Golden Dawn

Vandals deface Greek synagogue with swastikas

Vandals defaced a synagogue in the city of Ioannina in northern Greece with Nazi symbols, drawing strong condemnation from the main political parties in the country.
September 14, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn refuses invite to Holocaust memorial

UK's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused an invitation by Israeli Labor party leader Isaac Herzog to visit Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, citing schedule constraints, while finding time to share a stage with a supporter of a terror organization.
September 11, 2016
Ruth Smeeth

British Jewish MP receives death threats, gets police protection

Ruth Smeeth, 37, a member of the Labour Party, was repeatedly called a 'Yid' and other offensive names as well as being accused of being a 'CIA agent,' who should 'swing from the gallows' for committing treason, in a July online Facebook post.
September 8, 2016
Abraham Peck Holocaust Survivor

Abraham Peck, famed Holocaust survivor, dies at 91

Abraham Peck, a Holocaust survivor who made it his life’s mission to share the horrific account of his endurance through slave labor, starvation and torture in nine Nazi concentration camps, has died.
September 1, 2016
Philip Bialowitz

Philip Bialowitz, last survivor of Sobibor, dies at 90

Philip Bialowitz, who was the last remaining survivor of the infamous Nazi death camp Sobibór, where an estimated 250,000 Jews were murdered between 1942 and 1943, died over the weekend at the age of 90.
August 9, 2016
Auschwitz

Record number of visitors at Auschwitz 

The Auschwitz Museum at the notorious former Nazi concentration camp announced it has seen an unprecedented numbers of visitors already this year.
July 20, 2016
US Holocaust Memorial Museum

US Holocaust Museum: Stop catching Pokemon here

Like many other landmarks, the museum and the military cemetery are featured in the popular new "Pokemon Go" game. Players can stumble upon Pokemon while wandering their grounds.
July 14, 2016
Europe anti-Semitism

EU: Goal is to ensure Jews live free of fear in Europe

European Union coordinator for combating anti-Semitism, Katharina von Schnurbein, briefed Israel's parliament and expressed her goal of guaranteeing that all Jews in Europe will be able to live without fear.
July 14, 2016
Hitler

Austria to seize house where Hitler was born 

The Austrian government is moving ahead with plans to take ownership of the house in which Hitler was born so as to prevent the landmark from becoming a shrine for neo-Nazis.
July 13, 2016
Aly Raisman

Jewish-American gymnast to compete in Rio games

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman will be part of the US gymnastics team competing in next month’s 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after qualifying at the US Olympic Team Trials.
July 12, 2016
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous

US group thanks Polish saviors of Jews during Holocaust

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous again brought together a group of Polish Christians who risked their own lives to help Jews during the Holocaust, in an annual event to show gratitude and personally thank them.
July 11, 2016
FBI agent

FBI thwarts Islamic attack on Florida synagogue

Federal agents arrested a man who, sources said, was planning to throw an explosive device into the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center on Friday evening. By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News Aventura Turnberry J...
May 2, 2016
Hungary Danube Holocaust remains

Hungary buries remains of Holocaust victims found in Danube

The remains were found during the renovation of Margit Bridge, in an area of downtown Budapest where an estimated 3,600 mostly Hungarian Jews were executed by a pro-Nazi group that governed Hungary for a few months from late 1944.
April 17, 2016
Law enforcement FBI

FBI: Milwaukee Muslim plotted terror attack against Jews

US security forces thwarted yet another plot by an Islamic terrorist to carry out an attack on US soil. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh planned to kill people at a Masonic Temple after abandoning plans to travel to Israel to kill Israelis.
January 27, 2016