Tag Archives: Holocaust

Far-Right French Presidential Candidate Sued Over Claim That Gays Were Not Victims Of The Holocaust

France 24 reports: Far-right candidate Éric Zemmour faces yet another lawsuit in the run-up to France’s presidential election, this time filed by gay rights groups who say he denied that homosexuals were rounded up and deported during the country’s wartime Nazi occupation. Six gay rights associations told AFP that their criminal complaint for “denial of crimes against humanity” stemmed from …

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ABC Suspends Goldberg Over Holocaust Remarks

Variety reports: Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from “The View” for two weeks after facing wide criticism for her remarks that the Holocaust was “not about race.” Goldberg’s suspension was announced in a statement released by ABC News public relations on Tuesday night. “Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments,” reads …

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Holocaust Book Tops Amazon After Ban By School Board

The Insider reports: “Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, surged to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list over the weekend after a Tennessee school board removed it from its eighth-grade curriculum. As of Monday morning, “The Complete Maus,” which includes all volumes of the graphic novel, was number one on Amazon. Individual editions for volumes one and …

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TN School Board Bans Pulitzer-Winning Holocaust Novel

CNBC reports: A Tennessee school board has voted to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” from an eighth-grade language arts curriculum due to concerns about profanity and an image of female nudity in its depiction of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust. The Jan. 10 vote by the McMinn County School Board, which only began attracting attention Wednesday, comes …

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Texas School District: Our Bad, There Actually Aren’t Two Sides When It Comes To Lessons About Holocaust

From the Carroll County School District: As the Superintendent of Schools, I express my sincere apology regarding the online article and news story released today. During the conversations with teachers during last week’s meeting, the comments made were in no way to convey that the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history. Additionally, we recognize there are …

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Texas Law Results In School District Leader Advising A “Both Sides” Approach To Teaching About The Holocaust

NBC News reports: A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also offer students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective, according to an audio recording obtained by NBC News. Gina Peddy, the Carroll school district’s executive director …

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GOP Leader: Vaccine Mandates Lead To Gas Chambers

The Washington Post reports: On Friday, John Bennett, the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, posted on the group’s Facebook page and made a striking comparison: Private companies requiring employees to get the vaccine, he said, are just as bad as the Nazis forcing Jews to sew the yellow Star of David onto their clothes. Despite the stark disapproval from …

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Oklahoma GOP Compares Vax Mandates To Holocaust

The Oklahoma News-Press reports: An Oklahoma Republican Party Facebook post on Friday was condemned for likening COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution and murder of millions of Jews. The picture was part of a Facebook post made Friday morning urging Republicans to “politely request” that Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell call a special session to address private employer vaccine mandates. “These …

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WH Under Fire For Appointee To Holocaust Commission

The New York Times reports: The White House drew criticism from a prominent Jewish group on Wednesday, a day after it appointed a speechwriter it fired for attending a gathering with white nationalists to a commission that helps preserve sites related to the Holocaust. Darren Beattie, who was fired in 2018, was appointed to the Commission for the Preservation of …

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Facebook Reverses, Will Prohibit Holocaust Denialism

TechCrunch reports: Facebook this morning announced a significant change in how it approaches Holocaust denial content on its social network. For years, the company has been criticized for not taking down this extremely offensive form of content in favor of allowing free speech and distancing itself from taking on the responsibilities of a traditional publisher. Today, it’s reversing that position, …

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SPAIN: Dancing “Nazis” Evoke Holocaust In Parade

The Times of Israel reports: At a carnival procession in Spain, participants dressed like Nazis and Jewish concentration camp prisoners while dancing next to a float evoking crematoria. The Israeli Embassy in Madrid on Tuesday protested the display this weekend at the annual carnival procession in Campo de Criptana, a town situated about 80 miles southeast of the capital. A …

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Neo-Nazis Are Disrupting Concentration Camp Tours

The Telegraph reports: Former Nazi concentration camps in Germany are experiencing a disturbing rise in visits by the far-Right and Holocaust deniers, the head of the memorials at two of the most notorious camps has warned. “There are increasing entries in our visitor books that describe National Socialism and the concentration camps as useful and good for Germany,” Prof Volkhard …

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FRANCE: 36% Say Holocaust Could Happen In America

Newsweek reports: One-third of French people believe a modern-day Holocaust could happen in the U.S.—more than say it could happen in their own country. A poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, saw 36 percent of French respondents say something like a Holocaust could …

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Bolsonaro: Crimes Of The Holocaust “Can Be Forgiven”

The Times Of Israel reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he believes the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, but shouldn’t be forgotten. The far-right leader made the comments Thursday night at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro. He was applauded by those who attended. “We can forgive, but we cannot forget. That quote is mine. …

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Polish Nationalists Protest In NYC Over Holocaust Law

Newsweek reports: A large group of Polish nationalists took over a major square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, protesting U.S. legislation that seeks to compensate Holocaust survivors whose property was seized during World War II. The marchers were draped in Polish flags and carried signs opposing bill SS47, which became law in May 2018. The law calls for the return …

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White House Remembers To Mention Jews In Holocaust Remembrance Day Message, Also Cites Gay Victims

Politico reports: The White House on Friday recognized International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a message that specifically mentioned the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, a year after coming under a barrage of criticism for omitting any specific mention of Jews when marking the day in January 2017. “Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the …

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Joe Arpaio Does Interview With Holocaust Denial Site

Media Matters reports: Joe Arpaio, the racist Arizona sheriff who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, gave another interview to an anti-Semitic publication that has repeatedly pushed claims that the Holocaust is a “hoax.” American Free Press published a September 15 piece by roving editor Mark Anderson stating that it “recently” interviewed Arpaio to combat “the false narrative that …

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FRANCE: Fascist Father Of Marine Le Pen Denounces Memorial For Slain Gay Cop As “Exalting” LGBT Rights

NBC News reports: A remembrance ceremony for the policeman killed last week by an attacker in Paris “exalted” the concept of gay marriage, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s father said on Friday, courting controversy for his daughter’s campaign. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the National Front (FN) party founder from whom his daughter has sought to distance herself because of his …

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Anne Frank Center Demands Trump Fire Sean Spicer Immediately For “Most Evil Slur” Of “Holocaust Denial”

Just in via press release: In his afternoon press briefing, Sean Spicer invoked Adolf Hitler in describing Syrian President Assad. Spicer said “Even Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons.” Reaction by Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect: “On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake …

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RUSSIA: Wife Of Vladimir Putin’s Spokesman Performs “Holocaust-On-Ice” Dance For Reality Show [VIDEO]

The Times Of Israel reports: The wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman performed a Holocaust-themed ice skating show on a popular reality television show Saturday night. Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic figure skating medalist and wife of Putin’s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov, donned striped concentration camp uniforms complete with yellow stars of David, to compete for top honors on …

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