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Exhibition Opening: Lives Cut Short- Seeking Refuge During the Holocaust: The Short Life of Ruth Maier

Through photographs and diary extracts, this exhibition tells the story of Ruth Maier. Born in Vienna in 1920, Ruth began keeping a diary when she turned 13. She recorded her everyday life, and the...

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Film Screening: Who Will Write Our History

In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 350,000 Jewish men, women and children in the Warsaw Ghetto, historian Emanuel Ringelblum began to develop a secret archive of the ordeal facing those...

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NGO Briefing: A Matter of Humanity: The Rescue of Jews in Albania

Albania’s response to the plight of Jewish people during the Second World War remains a powerful example of compassion in the face of Nazi brutality during the Holocaust. The Department of Public...

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United States Announces Initiative to Prevent Genocide and Mass Atrocities


 
 The White House has announced a new presidential directive aimed at strengthening the U.S. Government's ability to prevent mass atrocities and impose consequences on serious human rights violators...

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USHMM Launches “Remember Me?” Campaign


 
 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched an international initiative to identify photographs of 1,100 child survivors of World War II and the Holocaust.
 
 These 1,100 children...

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President Obama Appoints Additional Members to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council


 
 The White House announced President Obama's appointment of five new members to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council on 28 October 2011.
 
 Elie Wiesel, Roman Kent, Joseph Gutman, Howard...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Issues Statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day


 
 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton released a press statement on Monday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
 
 "Last week, the United States joined countries throughout the...

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President Obama Issues Statement and Speech for US National Days of Remembrance


 
 The United States commemorated the National Days of Remembrance from 15-22 April 2012.
 
 The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an annual 8-day period designated by the United...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Annual Holocaust Commemoration


 
 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech on 27 April 2012 at the Department of State's annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony.
 
 "Well, thank you very much, Tina. And thank...

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World Memory Project Expands Online Database


 
 The World Memory Project, a joint initiative by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, has made information from three new collections searchable online.
 
 The World Memory...

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