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Millions of Holocaust Records Available to All Online

As part of a philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, Ancestry – the global leader in family history and consumer genomics – has announced the release of two unique Holocaust record collections. These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on ancestry.com/alwaysremember on…

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Remembering Anne Frank on the 90th anniversary of her birth

PHOTO: Participants in the tree planting at the United Nations in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday included, from left: Sharon Douglas (CEO, Anne Frank Center), Olga Yatskevich (The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme), Kimberly Mann (Chief: Education Outreach Section, United Nations), Bob Hawkins (Vallonia Tree Nursery, Indiana Department of Natural Resources), Thiha Myint (Plant Engineering Section, United Nations), John Grassi (Plant…

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Yom Hashoah events

May 2 – East Valley Yom Hashoah Program East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity of the East Valley Jewish Community Center will host a daylong program commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Registration is required for…

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5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Photo: Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Yad Vashem Five well-known German companies, including the country’s only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalog and store Holocaust-related artifacts. Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer…

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The impact of Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope have left the Valley of the Sun, but not our hearts and minds. It was an incredible six weeks of events that included exhibits, educational programming and concerts. We at Arizona Jewish Life were honored to be involved and want to thank the hard work of Rachel Hoffer, Julee Landau Shahon…

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Jews and Presidents Day

By Paul Finkelman Today is Presidents Day, an amalgamated birthday celebration for two of our three greatest presidents: George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809). We measure presidential greatness by combining challenges each leader faced and his successful resolutions. By this standard, both Washington and Lincoln are always numbered among the…

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