Posts tagged as Jews

Kaunas conference honours families who saved Jews

Friday, September 25, 2020

A conference in Kaunas, dedicated to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, paid tribute to Lithuanian families who were saving Jews during World War Two. Four families and eight individuals were given awards that were presented to their grandchildren. Speaking at the event, Israeli Ambassador to Lithuania Yossef Levy said those people were “sparking lights” during the dark years when the Nazis and their local collaborators were killing Jews. “But in…

“Get out of here!” – this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Friday, September 11, 2020

On September 19, the Israelites will have a big religious holiday of the Jews – the new year according to the Jewish calendar. Every year on this holiday tens of thousands of Israeli pilgrims arrive in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, Cherkasy region. This year it can become the reason for the interstate conflict between Ukraine and Israel. Israel is currently undergoing a second wave of coronavirus wave. Because…

Commemoration Day of the Genocide of the Jews takes place in Latvia

Friday, July 5, 2019

On 4th July 2019, the official Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews in Latvia took place. The main public event commemorates the burning of the Choral Synagogue in Rīga on the 4th of July in 1941. This date marked the beginning of the Holocaust in the territory of Latvia, and since 1990 has been dedicated to remembrance of all the Jews that were killed in the Holocaust during the…

Lithuania wards 39 citizens for rescuing Jews during WWII

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Friday awarded 39 Lithuanian citizens who risked their lives and the lives of their families to rescue Jews from death and persecution during World War II with Life Saving Crosses, informs LETA/BNS. The majority of them were awarded posthumously, and the awarded were accepted by their family members. According to the Lithuanian president, each time that we honor the memory of the Holocaust victims, we…

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave

By Laura Smith-Spark on Friday, August 17, 2018

Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.The 53-year-old plans to begin a new life in Israel with his partner, Mandy Blumenthal, by year’s end. Both were born and raised in England. Both are very ready to leave.“I just want to get out of here. It’s a massive thing to do…