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Trove of everyday items reveals Lithuania’s dark Holocaust secret

A young Lithuanian archaeologist reveals a dark secret hidden for 70 years: the remnants of the personal belongings of the Jews killed in the city of Kovno. Haaretz – By Ofer Aderet | Aug.31, 2012 On the shiny glass table lay jewelry, coins and metal utensils – similar to those in a catalog of antiques. […]

Dagestan’s ‘Mountain Jews’ Flee Chaos- After 12 Centuries, Violence Rips Caucasus Community Apart

By Judith Matloff Forward – Published September 03, 2012, issue of September 07, 2012. Makhachkala, Russia — Getting to Friday services in Makhachkala, the capital city of the Russian Republic of Dagestan, was complicated. Three giant bombs had earlier gone off down the road, and authorities had sealed off streets near the synagogue. En route […]

Swedish solidarity ‘kipah walk’ unites Jews, non-Jews

August 19, 2012 (JTA) – Several hundred kipah-wearing Jews and non-Jews marched in Sweden as a sign of solidarity with Malmo’s Jews. Some 400 marchers gathered Saturday outside the synagogue in Malmo and walked to Mollevangs Square, a part of the city with many Muslim immigrants from the Middle East. Speakers included Brigitta Ohlsson, minister […]

European Jewish Union (EJU) held a conference in Brussels on ‘European Integration and its impact on anti-Semitism’, on September 4, 2012

PRESS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, September 6, 2012 European Jewish Union (EJU) held a conference in Brussels on ‘European Integration and its impact on anti-Semitism’, on September 4, 2012 European Jewish Union CEO Tomer Orni, the organizer of the conference together with the European Jewish Parliament and Tzedek, the Association of European Jewish Lawyers, opened […]

Jewish groups slam Estonian mock ad for depicting concentration camp prisoners

Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem calls mock ad in the Eesti Ekspress weekly a ‘perverted attempt at humor at the expense of the Nazis’ millions of victims.’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLINN, Estonia – Jewish organizations have denounced an Estonian newspaper for publishing a mock ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated prisoners […]

Hundreds gather to mark massive Holocaust pogrom in Russia

(JTA) — More than 1,000 people gathered at Rostov-on-Don, which 70 years ago witnessed the worst Holocaust atrocity in Russia. Wearing arm bands marked with a Star of David, the crowd on Sunday marched to the mass grave of approximately 27,000 people executed by German soldiers near the city in 1942. Most of the victims […]

Владимир Тюнин признан виновным в разжигании национальной вражды

Газета “Коммерсантъ Украина”, №121 (1611), 31.07.2012 Вчера Центральный районный суд Симферополя приговорил главу общественной организации “Координационный совет российских организаций Севастополя и Тавриды” Владимира Тюнина к 2,5 годам лишения свободы с отсрочкой исполнения приговора на один год за разжигание национальной и религиозной вражды. Кроме того, суд обязал его оплатить 11 тыс. грн судебных издержек и запретил […]

Suspended sentence in the Crimea for incitement to racial enmity

BBC Ukraine— July 30, 2012 A Simferopol court has found one of the leaders of the pro-Russian Crimean Cossack Movement, Vladimir Tyunin guilty of deliberately inciting ethnic and religious enmity and handed down a 2.5 year suspended sentence. The proceedings were initiated by a Prosecutor’s Office in Simferopo in February on charges of anti-Islamic and […]

Letter to President Putin on Behalf of Maxim Efimov

Honorable Vladimir Putin, President of Russian Federation http://eng.letters.kremlin.ru/ Dear Mr. President: The UCSJ would like to direct your attention to the fate of Maxim Efimov a chairman of the Karelian regional branch of the inter-regional youth social charity organization “Youth Human Rights Group (YHRG)” . The Karelian branch of YHRG implements human rights protection programs […]