$4.5 million allocation to Yad Vashem puts milestone in reach; 5 million names seen as goal.
A milestone in Holocaust history — compiling all the names possible of the Nazis’ Jewish victims — appears within reach as a result of the proposed allocation of $4.5 million from the Swiss bank settlement with Holocaust victims and survivors.
The Anne Frank House defended Justin Bieber's visit to the museum and his guestbook message hoping that the teen diarist "would have been a Belieber."
"The Anne Frank House was pleased to welcome Justin Bieber to the Anne Frank House last Friday. We think it is very positive that he took the time and effort to visit our museum," the Amsterdam-based museum wrote Monday in a post on its Facebook page. "He was very interested in the story of Anne Frank and stayed for over an hour. We hope that his visit will inspire his fans to learn more about her life and hopefully read the diary."
It is an unusual day indeed when The New York Times, not always considered sensitive to the concerns of the Jewish community, publishes a front-page obituary for a rabbi. But the Times did just that a few short weeks ago, when it noted, with appropriate pathos and respect, the death of Rabbi Hershel Schacter, of blessed memory.
How did you react when you heard Justin Bieber visited Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam and wrote a self-aggrandizing message in the guestbook? It said "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber." Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with young Jewish professionals about their reactions to Justin's actions.
One part of the reporting I did for the story in this week’s Yom HaShoah issue, about medical resistance during the Holocaust, how physicians and nurses and other members of the putative healing professions took a stand against Nazi genocide, sounded familiar.
I grew up hearing a story along these lines – but in this case, how some doctors in Nazi Germany did not stand up.
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