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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Meet the Jewish man embracing antisemtism and leading protests against a Michigan synagogue

By Stewart Ain, The ForwardPublished August 8, 2022

The 76-year-old Holocaust denier who has protested outside a Michigan synagogue nearly every Shabbat for 19 years was born Jewish, attended Hebrew school, had a bar mitzvah and used to attend High Holiday services at the synagogue he targets. What...

New bill would establish Holocaust Education Week

New bill would establish “Holocaust Education Week”

Published December 18, 2021
The legislators made the announcement during a visit to the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum
Researchers want to know who, if anyone, betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. (Flickr Commons)

How could anyone ever hate Anne Frank — why a fringe group declared war on the Holocaust’s most famous victim

Mira Fox, ForwardPublished September 13, 2021

Anne Frank trending on Twitter is rarely a good thing. From January to May this year, Black Hammer, which calls itself a “revolutionary organization” working for “all colonized people worldwide,” tweeted monthly statements condemning the most...

A view of the new notification Facebook will use to combat Holocaust denial. (Facebook)  

Facebook debuts new fact check box to combat Holocaust denial

Ron KampeasPublished January 27, 2021

(JTA) — People who search for information about the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit a website on the genocide curated by the World Jewish Congress and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Starting...

ADL: Gaming network Twitch is most effective social platform at curbing Holocaust denial

Philissa CramerPublished January 27, 2021

(JTA) — How well are the world’s most prominent social media companies rooting out Holocaust denial on their platforms? Not at all, the Anti-Defamation League concluded after reviewing their policies this month — and then testing how those policies...

Rachel Weisz plays Holocaust studies professor, Deborah Lipstadt who faces off with writer David Irving in ‘Denial.’

‘Denial’ recounts 90’s Holocaust court battle

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 5, 2016

“Denial” is a film adaption of Deborah Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.” In the late 1990s, British writer David Irving sued Jewish-American historian Lipstadt in British court for libel, for calling...

Iran’s Holocaust denial cartoon contest; where are the ‘moderates’ in Tehran?

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished May 18, 2016

To its credit, the U.S. State Department, through spokesman Mark Toner, has expressed concern about Iran’s plans to host yet another “Holocaust Cartoon Contest” in Tehran. Toner, traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia, said...

Clinton: Remain vigilant against Holocaust denial

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 24, 2012

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Holocaust denial and Israel criticism that crosses into anti-Semitism require vigilance. On Tuesday, Clinton addressed a symposium at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on preventing genocide....

Greek political party stresses commitment against anti-Semitism

JTAPublished February 26, 2012

ATHENS, Greece -- Antonis Samaras, the leader of Greece's New Democracy Party, reaffirmed his personal and the party's commitment against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Samaras stressed in an e-mail to the American Jewish Committee that the party's...

German court tosses conviction of Holocaust-denying bishop

JTAPublished February 23, 2012

BERLIN -- A German court has set aside a guilty verdict against a Holocaust-denying bishop on a technicality, but the defendant will face justice again, prosecutors say. The Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg on Wednesday threw out the conviction of British...

Amendolara Mayor Salvatore Antonio Ciminelli, left, standing
next to JTAs Ruth Ellen Gruber, after presenting award
certificates to some of the 100 schoolchildren who attended a
Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in the town hall, Jan. 27, 2012.
The children received awards for art or writing projects about the

For some schoolkids in southern Italy, meeting their first Jew on Holocaust Day

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTAPublished January 31, 2012

AMENDOLARA, Italy -- It was International Holocaust Memorial Day, and when I told my audience that I was a Jew, they burst into applause. I was speaking at the City Hall in this ancient seacoast town in Calabria, deep in southern Italy on the instep...

AJC’s Harris calls Iranian president ‘Holocaust denier-in-chief’

JTAPublished January 31, 2012

ATHENS -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the "Holocaust denier-in-chief," American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris in Greece. "The Holocaust denier-in-chief is the president of Iran. This is shameful enough. What I find no less...

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