There are 33 states with no mandate to teach the Holocaust, which makes pop culture the first source of information for many Americans.
While the numbers are not as high as Auschwitz or Treblinka, Jasenovac was notorious for its cruelty and the high number of young children who were victims.
This proximity raises an old question about the relationship between the Holocaust and the State of Israel. Was it the Holocaust that enabled the establishment of the state?
US Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who has faced accusation of antisemitism and is known as a fierce critic of Israel, was strongly criticized for the tweet.
Leonid Cherniakov, an 88-year-old survivor from Ukraine now living in Jerusalem, talks about his past suffering, the harsh reality of antisemitism in the former Soviet Union, and life in Israel.
Despite the many tragedies experienced by the Jewish people, it has proven to be a resilient nation which today has a state of its own. Israel is a source of strength in fighting antisemitism.
Lighting the torch to honor my father and all those who did not survive would have meant a lot to me, I’m glad I was still able to be part of the virtual ceremony, but it was not the same."