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.
More than 70 members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and Holocaust survivors will gather on the site of the former Auschwitz death camp on January 27 for an historic session on combating anti-Semitism.