world war ii

Jews held at gunpoint by Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Jewish doctors in Warsaw Ghetto stopped epidemic in its tracks

Jewish doctors in the ghetto, it seems, enforced social distancing and put those infected in quarantine: much like today.

25/07/2020
Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
JFR launches weekly series focusing on efforts of 'Righteous Gentiles'

The episodes wil premiere during the weekly watch party, which occurs every Monday at 8 pm EST starting July 27, running through August 24.

Unexploded Nazi mortar uncovered in ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ Jewish cemetery

The device was exposed during the cleaning of the First Quarter of the Okopowa Cemetery.

SUPREME COURT judges deliberate in the courthouse at Jerusalem’s Beit Ha’am before delivering their
Argentine MP suggests a 'day of remembrance' for victims of the Holocaust

After the events of World War II, many Nazi war criminals took refuge in Argentina under the rule of Juan Perón.

Film (illustrative)
In ‘The Tobacconist,’ a young Austrian befriends Freud during WWII

The German-language film with English subtitles will be released July 10 via Kino Lorber, which shares revenue with local theaters.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
10/07/2020
What makes some overcome evil, while others are coopted and destroyed?

In Keep Saying Their Names, Simon Stranger tries to postpone the second death of Hirsch Komissar, his great-grandfather-in-law, a Norwegian Jew murdered by the Gestapo in 1942.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
09/07/2020
Guy Stern - From the Nazis to military intelligence in World War II

The so-called Ritchie Boys have been celebrated in books and documentaries for their critical contribution to military intelligence during World War II.

Israeli, Russian senior officials discuss efforts to combat COVID-19

Meir Ben-Shabbat and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held a discussion over the phone regarding efforts for combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dame Vera Lynn: The passing of a British icon

If any one person, apart from Winston Churchill, could be said to symbolize the Second World War for Britain, it was Vera Lynn.

‘Mysteries of Lisbon or What The Tourist Should See' Portugal Film Festival
Portuguese diplomat who rescued 10,000 Jews to be honored in Lisbon

In 1940, Mendes served as consul in Bordeaux, France, where he gave visas to refugees fleeing the Nazi advance.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/06/2020
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