International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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A picture from a German soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as “Last Jew of Vinnitsa”.

Today it’s exactly 75 years ago the concentration camps at Auschwitz were liberated.

Palestinians Oppose Holocaust Ceremony

“Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip on Thursday to protest the visit of world leaders to Jerusalem to attend the World Holocaust Forum,” the Jerusalem Post reports. “During the demonstration, which took place outside the offices of the United Nations in Gaza City, the protesters said that the world leaders ‘chose the wrong site’ to celebrate the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland.”

Sweden Welcomes World Leaders to Holocaust Forum

Stefan Löfven writes in Ynetnews:

This event is called the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism. The choice of Malmö as the venue is important: Jews who fled across the Öresund strait and were saved from the concentration camps in the final stages of the war came to Malmö. But the situation concerning anti-Semitism in Malmö today is serious. We do not close our eyes to this fact. It is something we are tackling with determination.