Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial and Institute in Jerusalem, hosted Wednesday a march of remembrance with dozens of Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the beginning of the mass murder of Hungarian Jewry during the Holocaust.
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament: ‘’Holding a memorial ceremony cannot undo the atrocities that happened to so many families but it can serve as a warning, it can serve as a tribute and it can serve as a lesson,’’
The rector of one of Germany’s leading universities has apologized for what he called “the university’s shameful past and the many injustices and unspeakable crimes committed” during the Nazi era and for the fact that Jews and others who had their university titles revoked during the Nazi era were not informed in the decades following World War II that they had been reinstated in 1946.
Lithuania will hold this weekend official commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nazis’ liquidation of the Vilna Jewish ghetto days after the Lithuanian parliament passed a bill aimed at protecting the right of kosher and halal slaughter in the Baltic country.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomed reports that Argentine, Roman and Catholic authorities are moving to block a funeral for notorious Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died Friday at age 100.