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Archive for 'Never forget'

My Weissmann family at Buchenwald and Sobibor

L-R: Anna, Lili, Heinz, Heinrich
2013 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Anschluss, when Hitler annexed Austria and the Nazis overtook the country, welcomed by the Austrian populace. As a consequence of this move, my “Weissman” (we have lost one “n” in translation) family has been in the United Kingdom for three generations, as my [...]

A fine and courageous man

This is a guest post by Richard Verber.
Two weeks ago, the Jewish Chronicle published this letter I’d written:
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Chaim Fuks (Harry Fox) this week. Born in Poland, Chaim survived a number of Nazi labour camps before being liberated from Theresienstadt. He dedicated his life [...]

Norman Finkelstein on the Holocaust

Norman Finkelstein was recently hosted by Leeds PSC, whilst on a UK tour with the Palestine Return Centre (PRC). The PRC is a Hamas front network who have previously courted Hungarian fascist Krisztina Morvai. Finkelstein toured with the pro-fascist London Hamasniks of the PRC.
Finkelstein has previously been hosted by the PSC in the UK. I saw him appear [...]

East London Mosque Favourite, Delwar Hossein Sayeedi, to Face Criminal Charges

It has been a long time coming for Delwar Hossein Sayeedi.

The investigation agency formed to probe the war crimes cases on Monday finalised the first-ever investigation report, pressing charges against Jamaat-e-Islami’s nayeb-e-amir, Delwar Hossain Sayedee.
The 4,074-page report in 15 volumes — the 77-page investigation report in one volume that proposes formal charges and the 3,997-page [...]

Methodist Church implies that only European Jews suffered in Holocaust

by Joseph W
In a new Methodist Church document on Israel and Palestine, we read about the Secretary for Interfaith relations Elizabeth Harris’ visit to Yad Vashem:
Anti-Semitism in Europe, culminating in the Holocaust, is another factor that cannot be overlooked if Christians are to understand Jewish perspectives on the land of Israel. ‘Israel is the only real [...]

Most Roads Lead Back to Poland

This is a guest post by Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters
There I was on Thursday the 27th of August standing outside Radegast station in Lodz in Poland. For this was no ordinary station nor stopping off point. It was the last railway stopping off point before Jews, gypsies and homosexuals were transported to the concentration [...]

Members of Congress arrested at Sudanese embassy

Five members of Congress were arrested Monday while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington.
The congress members crossed a yellow police tape line and refused to leave the largely peaceful demonstration after calling on Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir to reinstate 16 nongovernmental aid organizations [in Darfur] that he expelled or shut down last [...]

Ugly stuff

The East London Advertiser reports:
The Holocaust Memorial Day marking the genocides of the 20th century was marred on Sunday when a gang of youths stoned Jewish tourists on a guided tour of London’s East End.
A group of 96 visitors looking at sites of Jewish interest were attacked by youths hiding behind a fence in a [...]

Rachels

Next week the ‘Cantata concert for Rachel Corrie’ — co-sponsored by the Arts Council — has its world premiere at the Hackney Empire.
You don’t need me to explain who Rachel Corrie was or the circumstances of her death but I think Tom Gross has a point when he notes that the deaths of other [...]

Remember Clause 28?

Tom Watson has reflected briefly on the political achievements of Michael Howard.