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World War II Documents From Argentina Could Shed New Light on Nazi Germany and Holocaust – Newsweek

Argentinas foreign ministry is transferring digital copies of nearly 40,000 documents about World War II and the Holocaust to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C.

There are two avenues of interest to us when it comes to Argentina, Anatol Steckproject director for Central Europe, Latin America and Israel at the international archival programs division of the museums Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studiestells Newsweek. One is that it has one of the largest Holocaust survivor communities in the world, and certainly the largest survivor community in Latin America. Also of interest, of course, is the flight of Nazi war criminals to Latin America. Many made their way to Argentina. The museum, which is active in 58 countries worldwide, has been working in Argentina for more than a decade.

Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto signed a handover protocol on Friday in Buenos Aires, and Casareto accepted the material on the museums behalf. The scans are now being sent to the museum, where they will be added to thearchives and made accessible on an internal network to researchers and members of the public. This is the second batch of documents from the political division of the foreign affairs ministry to be transferred to the museum following an agreement, signed in 2012, which allowed the museum to gain access to the ministrys holdings;to independently survey and evaluate records for relevance; and to reproduce, digitize and make them available to the public. The museum received the first set of a similar number of documents in 2015.

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The second set of 38,779 documentswhich include letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reportswasproduced between 1939, when World War II broke out, and 1950, five years after the wars conclusion. The stash includes dispatches and reports by Argentine consulates abroad about the political situation in Nazi Germany and other countries in Europe, Steck says, as well as documents about immigration matters, such as applications from Jews for visas, and meetings of the Argentine congress on neutrality, on breaking ties with the Axis powers and, finally, on the countrys declaration of war.

Argentina, which had a large population of German immigrants and a close relationship with Germany, remained officially neutral for most of the war. The country severed diplomatic ties with Germany and Japan on January 26, 1944, and only formally declared war on the Axis powers on March 27, 1945, less than two months before the end of the war in Europe, and less than six month before Japans surrender.

More than 100,000 Jewish immigrants settled in Argentina legally between 1918 and 1943, with an additional 20,000 estimated to have arrived illegally during the first decade of the Nazi regime. At least 4,800 Holocaust survivors later made the country their home.

But Argentina is also famous for becoming a refuge for Nazi war criminals, including such infamous figures as Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichmann. The former drowned near a resort in Brazil in 1979, while the latter, living under the pseudonym Ricardo Klement, was captured by Israeli agents in May 1960 and hanged two years later after standing trial in Jerusalem.

The document transfer comes about two months after Argentinean police and Interpol raided the house of an art collector near Buenos Aires and seized a collection of 75 Nazi artifacts they believeare authentic objects that came from Germans who fled Europe. The minister of national security, Patricia Bullrich, said at a press briefing in June that after an investigation to determine exactly where the artifacts came from, the items would be donated to the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires.

The Holocaust was a global event. Refugees were scattered all over the world, Steck says. The new cache of nearly 40,000 documents will be added to USHMMs other holdings from Argentina and other countriesaround the world. In that sense, it is like a piece of a giant puzzle, Steck adds. Each piece we add to the collection gives us more insight.

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Fired ‘Times’ columnist has a history of Holocaust denial – The Jerusalem Post

A man buys a Sunday newspaper at a news stand in London July 17, 2011.. (photo credit:REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT)

The Sunday Times, one of the largest-selling British newspapers, pulled an opinion column on Sunday and fired the writer after he was accused of antisemitism.

Also, eight years ago the same columnist published a statement denying the Holocaust, “…six million Jews were not murdered by the Third Reich.”A statement only recently removed from the Irish Independent website.

The column, written by Irish journalist Kevin Myers, was titled Sorry, ladies equal pay has to be earned. It dealt with the ongoing public battle over salaries for women at the BBC. It was originally published online and in the Irish print edition of the weekly paper.

I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC Claudia Winkelman and Vanessa Feltz… are Jewish, Myers wrote. Good for them. Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price.

After a horrified backlash from many readers, the newspaper deleted the column from the site and issued an apology. Later on Sunday, a spokesperson for the Times confirmed that Myers had been fired.

We can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for the Sunday Times Ireland. A printed apology will appear in next weeks paper.

Martin Ivens, editor of the newspaper, said the comments were unacceptable and should not have been published. It has been taken down and we sincerely apologize for the remarks and the error of judgment that led to publication.

Frank Fitzgibbon, editor of the Ireland edition, echoed Ivens.

I apologize unreservedly for the offence caused by comments in a column by Kevin Myers and published today in the Ireland edition of the Sunday Times, he said.

It contained views that have caused considerable distress and upset to a number of people… I take full responsibility for this error of judgment.

This newspaper abhors antisemitism and did not intend to cause offence to Jewish people.

The editors did not address if they were apologizing merely for the antisemitic content or also the rampant sexism.

Myers speculated in the piece that men were likely paid more because they are harder working, more driven and more charismatic performers.

UK Media Watch, a division of CAMERA, tweeted that it found the Times to be generally good on issues of antisemitism.

This one horrendous article is quite atypical.

Jewish Leadership Council CEO Simon Johnson said the article was appalling.

We are pleased that the Sunday Times has removed the story and issued an apology, he said. We hope that the Sunday Times will ensure that this type of incident does not happen again.

Guardian columnist Marina Hyde said she was amazed this disgrace made it into the paper. But instructive that it did. Financial Times editor Lionel Barber marveled at the undiluted antisemitism and misogyny in one paragraph.

Aiofe Barry, a news editor at The Journal in Ireland, tweeted that Meyers has espoused terrible and offensive opinions for decades and yet hes always been given a national platform.

Indeed, this is far from Myers first foray into offensive and antisemitic viewpoints.

In 2009 he published a column in The Independent entitled There was no Holocaust.

In it, he claimed that six million Jews were not killed by the Nazis and that this is an irrefutable truth.

That article remained online for more than eight years until The Independent finally pulled it on Sunday, noting that it does not comply with our editorial ethos.

And in 2008, he wrote a piece in The Irish Independent also since deleted called Africa is giving nothing to anyone apart from AIDS.

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Argentina donates copies of WWII documents to US Holocaust Museum – i24NEWS

Many high-ranking members of the Nazi party fled to the South American country towards the end of the war

The Foreign Ministry of Argentina has delivered thousands of World War II-era documents to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports.

The 38,779 digital copies of documents delivered to the museum includeletters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, notes and reportsproduced by the ministry between 1939 and 1950.

There are also communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as messages sent from the Argentinian embassy in Nazi Germany.

According to the JTA, an agreement was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and a representative of the museum, Samanta Casareto.

Many high-ranking members of the Nazi party fled to the South American country towards the end of World War II.

Nazi ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele, known for his cruel and deadly experiments on Jews in the Auschwitz concentration camp, lived in Argentina for a period following the war before drowning off the coast of Brazil in 1979. Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann was abducted by Israeli Mossad agents in Buenos Aires in 1960, sentenced to death in 1961, and subsequently hanged in Israel a year later.

In June, police in Argentina announced they had uncovered the largest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country’s history. The 75 pieces were found in a hidden room in the home of a collector north of Buenos Aires, and were said to have originally belonged to high-ranking officials in the Third Reich.

The artifacts include a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, Nazi-themed toys and a medical device used to measure head size. The Nazis were proponents of the theory of eugenics and used the concept of genetic differences between people to advance their theories of Aryan racial superiority. Cranial measurements was one way in which the Nazis believed they could distinguish between races and prove that Jews were inferior.

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BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals, to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto.

Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced the 38,779 documents between 1939 and 1950.

Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944.

Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there.

The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivors was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove of Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how they arrived in Argentina.

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Should ‘Harry Potter’ Be Included in the Canon of Holocaust … – Tablet Magazine

In the summer of 1997, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Publishing. In the 20 years since, Harry Potter has become a cultural phenomenon beyond compare. It is an identity marker, an organizing force raising millions of dollars for good causes, a way to process difficult times and a beloved classic. And Harry Potter might just be the book that our children will use to understand the Holocaust. Let me explain this strange-sounding claim.

I started reading Harry Potter secretly; secretly because I was attempting to maintain a perception of 6th grade cool. Three weeks and three books later, I gave up the pretense and became a full-blown fan. When I got to college, Harry Potter books in tow, I became deeply invested in the study of the Holocaust, and at the time I couldnt tell you why. I took class after class about Comparative Genocide, Holocaust Literature and Representation, and Modern Europe, and throughout it all, I relied heavily on the lessons of Harry, Hermione, and Ron to grapple with the confusion, the horror, and the trauma that came with my studies.

The Harry Potter series also helped me ask questions I wouldnt have been prepared to ask otherwise. I had a fortunate childhood; Id never lost a loved one and I experienced very little physical discomfort. But I had lost Cedric and Sirius and Dumbledore and Fred. I had walked alongside Harry as he struggled with PTSD. And I saw how easy it was for Cornelius Fudge to turn his eyes away from the truth. When I look back, it is clear that Harry Potter wasnt just a tool at the time for comfort or reflection; it was what compelled me to study the Holocaust in the first place.

It is a daunting task for children to grasp both the miracles of survival and the horrors of suffering that occurred during the Holocaust. When they hear stories of survivors, how can they imagine the dark reality without becoming traumatized themselves? The fantasy elements of Harry Potter can give children a framework to safely encounter the twisted absurdity that they inherit, whether directly or not. Consider the moment in the final book of the Harry Potter series when the famous trio has to go deep into the belly of the wizarding bank, Gringotts. When they get down there, to rob a vault to save the world, they see that the vault is guarded by a blinded, beaten, and chained dragon. To avoid getting caught by bank guards, they break the chains of the dragon who moments ago was trying to kill them and ride on its back to safety. Once free, the three must jump off of the blind dragons back into a lake, afraid that if the dragon notices that they have used it, it will turn on them. What a powerful allegory to prime kids for the absurdity of Kapos, of imprisonment, of the torture required to demean a living being into subservience, and the dangers around freedom.

Even within its fantasy world, the Harry Potter series does not shy away from depicting the specifics of suffering, which provide a window into the all-too-real material damage that was the Holocaust. Again in the final book, Harry and his friends are caught after being hunted by the Death Eaters (ie Nazis). They are taken to a basement and separated. Hermione, who, according to the Death Eaters has dirty blood, is tortured for information at the hands of a pureblood woman. We hear Hermiones screams and we hear the screams of her loved ones as they have to listen to her being tortured, helpless.

There are dozens of scenes like this in the series. In which Harry has to engrave I shall not tell lies into his own hand again and again because of a demented administrator. Allies die, ears get slashed off, and children get murdered by adults who mock them as they kill. The combination of the fantastical and the specific horrors meet children where they are to help them understand the insanity of oppression and the reality of trauma.

Another challenge for children when learning about the Holocaust is the need to come to terms with the human capacity for evil. There is no one personification of evil in Harry Potter, and this rich text provides a safe space for difficult conversations about the actions and intentions of those who participated in the violence of the Holocaust, whether it be members of the Einsatzgruppen, Adolf Eichmann, or the citizens who kept silent as their neighbors vanished.

Voldemort is the purest representation of evil in the series; even very young children can understand the evil of Voldemort. When he is introduced in Book 1, he isnt even in human form. He is a half-thing. A demonic possession of a small, cowardly man. But over time, book by book, evil is presented in more complicated and nuanced ways.

Consider the Horcrux. To create a Horcrux (a piece of a soul that has been split in order to attempt immortality) Voldemort must commit murder, and the evil of the act lingers physically. It forever alters the world, and nobody is immune to it. In book two, Ginny Weasley is complicit in attacks on students because of her emotional attachment to one of these Horcruxes. And in book seven, Ron Weasley abandons his friends and their mission out of the jealousy and anger caused by the weight of wearing another Horcrux. These two characters, who grew up in a caring home with strong values, and who have never had any personal encounters with Voldemort, are still vulnerable to the effects of the evil caused by Voldemort, and can fall into a state of hate and fear instead of love and forgiveness.

Similarly, the death of Cedric Diggory is a crucial marker in the series and helps readers understand the prevalence of evil. At the end of book four, Harry and Cedric Diggory find themselves standing in a dark and unfamiliar graveyard after theyve fought their way through the last trial of the Triwizard tournament, a maze turned sinister as the champions began to turn on each other. Then suddenly, as they begin to get their bearings, the scene is shot through with a cold voice saying, Kill the spare.

Up until this point, the fear and evil in Harrys life have been personal and straightforward. But the casual violence of the Killing Curse is a brazen revelation of the banality of evil. Evil can be lazy, evil can be careless, evil can be routine. And it is unclear who to hold accountable for this act. Is it Voldemort for giving the unfeeling order? Is it the man acting on the order? Is it the Death Eaters, as they arrive and say nothing of the dead boy near their feet? Is it the foot soldier who intricately designed the moments that led Cedric to this place? They are all culpable.

Evil is not always flashy or easy to recognize, it often comes from several sources in several forms, and it has permanent effects on the world we live in. But within Harrys story, there is also hope that if we as humans all have the capacity for evil, what a wonderful act of defiance when we cultivate love instead.

We are at a crossroads in the history of the Holocaust. As the last survivors perish, we are losing a direct link to their witnessing of the horror, the miracles, the fear, the death, the stories of endurance and of moments of incredible humanity. We must and will continue to tell their stories.

But we want to be sure we are passing on more than trauma, coping mechanisms, and numbers. Including Harry Potter in the Holocaust literature cannon seems like a thoughtful choice that can aid in purposes as diverse as the readers who engage with the texts, and which helps us think about the survivors who are no longer with us. The Harry Potter books are full of ghosts. Harry is joined by the dead at various points on his journey and they provide guidance, comfort, and strength. In fact, there is a line at the very end of the series, in reference to four of these ghosts, that their presence was his courage. Let us invite this next generation to honor and gain courage from our ghosts by sending them on a journey with Harry Potter; a boy plagued by generational trauma who rises and fights evil on his own terms. Perhaps, if we let them, the Harry Potter books can teach us how to live with, and learn from, our ghosts.

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Brigid Goggin works in Jewish education in Boston and teaches teenagers about Holocaust representation. Vanessa Zoltan is the co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School.

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Argentina delivers thousands of WWII-era documents to US … – The Times of Israel

BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals.

The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto.

The 38,779 documents were produced by Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1939 and 1950.

Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944.

Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there.

The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivors was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove of Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how they arrived in Argentina.

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Your chance to help tell a Holocaust survivor’s powerful story – WND.com

Anita Dittman speaks about her life in one of Nazi Germanys concentration camps. She grew up in Germany and was almost 6 years old when Hitler came to power.

By George Escobar

Anita Dittman is the only person Ive ever met who survived the Holocaust. She was barely 18 when she escaped her second Nazi prison camp in 1945.

Abandoned as a child by her Aryan father eight years earlier, Anita was determined to reunite with her Jewish mother held at a death camp 200 miles away in Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia.

Anita Dittman as a child growing up in Germany, the daughter of a Jewish mother and German father. Her father abandoned the family as the Nazis came to power.

By the time I came to know Anita in 2014, she had just turned 87. I was interviewing her for a documentary about her life, based on the book Trapped in Hitlers Hell: A Young Jewish Girl Discovers the Messiahs Faithfulness in the Midst of the Holocaust,which she had co-written with Jan Markell nearly 20 years earlier.

I didnt expect to become a close friend of Anitas following that meeting. Or fall in love with her story.

Trapped in Hitlers Hell tells the story of Anita Dittman, a Jewish woman who survived 12 years under Adolf Hitlers Nazi regime.

Heres your chance to help bring Holocaust survivor Anita Dittmans incredible and inspiringstory from script to screen! Please donate just $5 or $10 to support this motion-picture projectat WNDs GoFundMe page

The awful events leading to the rise of Nazism are at first too overwhelming for young Anita to fathom. But like so many of her generation, childhoods end comes quickly and decisively.

Upon the abandonment of her fearful Aryan father, Anita begins experiencing a subtle awakening of her trust in God. That trust, however, is severely tested when the Nazis finally imprison her Jewish mother first, and then Anita. Orphaned, alone, and under the yoke of forced labor, Anitas struggle to survive becomes almost unbearable. Only the trace of hope found in her faith that someday she will be reunited with her mother sustains her.

By the conclusion of World War II, Anita had nearly exhausted her reserve of courage and compassion. In our journey with Anita, she will have successfully drawn us personally through an age of darkness. Nonetheless, her resilience and liberating faith will shine like a beam of light through which we can find Gods glory, forgiveness and love.

Anita Dittman

Anita and Jan Markell had long sought to make Anitas heroic life journey into a movie. Three years ago, WND CEO Joseph Farah optioned their book. After hiring me as vice president of WND Films, Joseph commissioned me to write the movie screenplay. That same year, Alone Yet Not Alone, which I had co-written and co-directed, had just received an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination for Best Original Song. I was stunned.

I was further stunned and humbled by this new responsibility. This movie is important because the Holocaust shouldnt be just another historical chapter or footnote we learn in school. When it becomes only about dates and places and times and events, we lose an important measure of our humanity. For as long as we can, we must seek to connect with the souls of persons who survived the Holocaust. These are precious people who lost everything and everyone.

Today, in 2017, there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors who are still with us. Rarer still are survivors who have become teachers of the Holocaust. Anita is among them. And we are her students.

The subject matter of the Holocaust is a delicate topic. The remnants of Adolf Hitlers madness and the collective hatred of Jews continue to linger. Ethnic-cleaning policies that caused the annihilation of people groups include not just the Jews, but Armenians, Kurds, Croatians, Laotians, Cambodians, Nigerians and more in just the past hundred years. These tragedies remain a deep stain upon our collective soul.

Unless we examine humanitys sins in detail, exposing the cold-hearted judgments leading up to mass murder, we shall be bound to repeat it. Unless we also examine the defiance of a single individual to oppose evil, to overcome great odds, we shall be less inspired to imitate the power of opposition.

To remember and to inspire. That is my vision for this film. That is our charge at WND Films. This is how we must exercise the power of cinema.

Anita Dittman (right) her mother, Hilde, and sister, Hella, faced violence and oppression during the Holocaust in the late 1930s and 40s.

Our challenge will be to excel cinematically beyond anything weve ever done before. And if we dedicate ourselves to this vision, performing to our utmost abilities, then we can impart future students, teachers and audiences with something of value. A core value that may shed light whenever the future appears dark or dim.

What is that core value? Namely this:

That one person, making the choice to forgive, can bring goodness, hope, and healing.

The focus of Anitas story is not to portray the horrors found in extermination camps. Instead, we will be focusing on seemingly more minor events. We will be experiencing the Holocaust from the viewpoint of a select few characters, predominantly seen through Anitas point of view.

Through her eyes, we will be challenged not only by ghastly acts of cruelty and abandonment, but by an equal measure of kindness and compassion. As we portray the staggering difficulties of her life story, we must endeavor to find those virtues within ourselves that are equally bright and grim. If we can be truthful in the telling, then we can more successfully transfer those resonant virtues on the screen for our audience.

Furthermore, Anitas story must not be a movie that audiences can witness impassively. When Anita comes to the realization that everyone has a fear that can break them, we too will be challenged with what to do when that unfathomable fear overtakes us.

At that moment, I hope audiences will be propelled into agitation and concern. Anitas story must be a heartbreaking and remarkable account of a young womans triumph over a dystopian nightmare. This is not the stuff of fiction like Hunger Games or Divergent. This is real life.

It is why we need the support of WND readers. They understand the importance of re-telling Anitas story.

I ask each reader to donate just $5 to $10 (the price of a fancy Starbucks drink) to the to the GoFundMe campaign for this movie. Your support is critical to enable us to move forward. Be the person who makes a difference.

George Escobar is vice president of WND Films.

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BUENOS AIRES (JTA) The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals.

The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signedon Fridayin Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto.

The38,779documents were produced by Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1939 and 1950.

Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944.

Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there.

The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivor was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica.

Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove ofNazi objectsdiscoveredearlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how theyarrived in Argentina.

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Irish Journalist Behind Antisemitic Sunday Times Article Unmasked as Holocaust Denier – Algemeiner

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Journalist Kevin Myers tells Sunday Times readers that Jews always drive a hard bargain. Photo: Screenshot via Tom Gross Media

An Irish journalist fired from his post on Sunday morning after penning an antisemitic attack on two British Jewish TV presenters is a known Holocaust denier, whose article denying the Nazi genocide of six million Jews was removed only today from the website of the Irish newspaper that had hosted it since 2009.

Social media users took to Twitter to point out that the Holocaust denial article by journalist Kevin Myers in which he opined,There was no holocaust (or Holocaust, as my computer software insists) and six million Jews were not murdered by the Third Reich. These two statements of mine are irrefutable truths had finally disappeared from the online pages of the Irish Independent.

Myers final fall from grace occurred after he published an article in the Irish edition of the UKs Sunday Times newspaper in which he asserted that the BBC presenters Claudia Winkleman andVanessa Feltz were well paid because they are Jewish.

Under the headline Sorry ladies, equal pay has to be earned, Myers wrote: I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted are Jewish. Good for them.

Myers continued: Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price, which is the most useful measure there is of inveterate, lost-with-all-hands stupidity. I wonder, who are their agents? If theyre the same ones that negotiated the pay for the women on the lower scales, then maybe the latter have found their true value in the marketplace.

After the column was removed, the editor of the Sunday Times, Martin Ivens, issued a statement saying Myers comments were unacceptable and should not have been published.

It has been taken down and we sincerely apologize both for the remarks and the error of judgment that led to publication, he said.

The editor of the papers Irish edition, Frank Fitzgibbon, added: I apologize unreservedly for the offence caused by comments in a column written by Kevin Myers and published today in the Ireland edition of the Sunday Times.

This newspaper abhors antisemitism and did not intend to cause offense to Jewish people, Fitzgibbon concluded.

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World War II Documents From Argentina Could Shed New Light on Nazi Germany and Holocaust – Newsweek

Argentinas foreign ministry is transferring digital copies of nearly 40,000 documents about World War II and the Holocaust to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. There are two avenues of interest to us when it comes to Argentina, Anatol Steckproject director for Central Europe, Latin America and Israel at the international archival programs division of the museums Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studiestells Newsweek. One is that it has one of the largest Holocaust survivor communities in the world, and certainly the largest survivor community in Latin America. Also of interest, of course, is the flight of Nazi war criminals to Latin America. Many made their way to Argentina. The museum, which is active in 58 countries worldwide, has been working in Argentina for more than a decade. Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto signed a handover protocol on Friday in Buenos Aires, and Casareto accepted the material on the museums behalf. The scans are now being sent to the museum, where they will be added to thearchives and made accessible on an internal network to researchers and members of the public. This is the second batch of documents from the political division of the foreign affairs ministry to be transferred to the museum following an agreement, signed in 2012, which allowed the museum to gain access to the ministrys holdings;to independently survey and evaluate records for relevance; and to reproduce, digitize and make them available to the public. The museum received the first set of a similar number of documents in 2015. Daily Emails and Alerts – Get the best of Newsweek delivered to your inbox The second set of 38,779 documentswhich include letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reportswasproduced between 1939, when World War II broke out, and 1950, five years after the wars conclusion. The stash includes dispatches and reports by Argentine consulates abroad about the political situation in Nazi Germany and other countries in Europe, Steck says, as well as documents about immigration matters, such as applications from Jews for visas, and meetings of the Argentine congress on neutrality, on breaking ties with the Axis powers and, finally, on the countrys declaration of war. Argentina, which had a large population of German immigrants and a close relationship with Germany, remained officially neutral for most of the war. The country severed diplomatic ties with Germany and Japan on January 26, 1944, and only formally declared war on the Axis powers on March 27, 1945, less than two months before the end of the war in Europe, and less than six month before Japans surrender. More than 100,000 Jewish immigrants settled in Argentina legally between 1918 and 1943, with an additional 20,000 estimated to have arrived illegally during the first decade of the Nazi regime. At least 4,800 Holocaust survivors later made the country their home. But Argentina is also famous for becoming a refuge for Nazi war criminals, including such infamous figures as Josef Mengele and Adolf Eichmann. The former drowned near a resort in Brazil in 1979, while the latter, living under the pseudonym Ricardo Klement, was captured by Israeli agents in May 1960 and hanged two years later after standing trial in Jerusalem. The document transfer comes about two months after Argentinean police and Interpol raided the house of an art collector near Buenos Aires and seized a collection of 75 Nazi artifacts they believeare authentic objects that came from Germans who fled Europe. The minister of national security, Patricia Bullrich, said at a press briefing in June that after an investigation to determine exactly where the artifacts came from, the items would be donated to the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires. The Holocaust was a global event. Refugees were scattered all over the world, Steck says. The new cache of nearly 40,000 documents will be added to USHMMs other holdings from Argentina and other countriesaround the world. In that sense, it is like a piece of a giant puzzle, Steck adds. Each piece we add to the collection gives us more insight.

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Fired ‘Times’ columnist has a history of Holocaust denial – The Jerusalem Post

A man buys a Sunday newspaper at a news stand in London July 17, 2011.. (photo credit:REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT) The Sunday Times, one of the largest-selling British newspapers, pulled an opinion column on Sunday and fired the writer after he was accused of antisemitism. Also, eight years ago the same columnist published a statement denying the Holocaust, “…six million Jews were not murdered by the Third Reich.”A statement only recently removed from the Irish Independent website. The column, written by Irish journalist Kevin Myers, was titled Sorry, ladies equal pay has to be earned. It dealt with the ongoing public battle over salaries for women at the BBC. It was originally published online and in the Irish print edition of the weekly paper. I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC Claudia Winkelman and Vanessa Feltz… are Jewish, Myers wrote. Good for them. Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price. After a horrified backlash from many readers, the newspaper deleted the column from the site and issued an apology. Later on Sunday, a spokesperson for the Times confirmed that Myers had been fired. We can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for the Sunday Times Ireland. A printed apology will appear in next weeks paper. Martin Ivens, editor of the newspaper, said the comments were unacceptable and should not have been published. It has been taken down and we sincerely apologize for the remarks and the error of judgment that led to publication. Frank Fitzgibbon, editor of the Ireland edition, echoed Ivens. I apologize unreservedly for the offence caused by comments in a column by Kevin Myers and published today in the Ireland edition of the Sunday Times, he said. It contained views that have caused considerable distress and upset to a number of people… I take full responsibility for this error of judgment. This newspaper abhors antisemitism and did not intend to cause offence to Jewish people. The editors did not address if they were apologizing merely for the antisemitic content or also the rampant sexism. Myers speculated in the piece that men were likely paid more because they are harder working, more driven and more charismatic performers. UK Media Watch, a division of CAMERA, tweeted that it found the Times to be generally good on issues of antisemitism. This one horrendous article is quite atypical. Jewish Leadership Council CEO Simon Johnson said the article was appalling. We are pleased that the Sunday Times has removed the story and issued an apology, he said. We hope that the Sunday Times will ensure that this type of incident does not happen again. Guardian columnist Marina Hyde said she was amazed this disgrace made it into the paper. But instructive that it did. Financial Times editor Lionel Barber marveled at the undiluted antisemitism and misogyny in one paragraph. Aiofe Barry, a news editor at The Journal in Ireland, tweeted that Meyers has espoused terrible and offensive opinions for decades and yet hes always been given a national platform. Indeed, this is far from Myers first foray into offensive and antisemitic viewpoints. In 2009 he published a column in The Independent entitled There was no Holocaust. In it, he claimed that six million Jews were not killed by the Nazis and that this is an irrefutable truth. That article remained online for more than eight years until The Independent finally pulled it on Sunday, noting that it does not comply with our editorial ethos. And in 2008, he wrote a piece in The Irish Independent also since deleted called Africa is giving nothing to anyone apart from AIDS. Share on facebook

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Argentina donates copies of WWII documents to US Holocaust Museum – i24NEWS

Many high-ranking members of the Nazi party fled to the South American country towards the end of the war The Foreign Ministry of Argentina has delivered thousands of World War II-era documents to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports. The 38,779 digital copies of documents delivered to the museum includeletters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, notes and reportsproduced by the ministry between 1939 and 1950. There are also communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as messages sent from the Argentinian embassy in Nazi Germany. According to the JTA, an agreement was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and a representative of the museum, Samanta Casareto. Many high-ranking members of the Nazi party fled to the South American country towards the end of World War II. Nazi ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele, known for his cruel and deadly experiments on Jews in the Auschwitz concentration camp, lived in Argentina for a period following the war before drowning off the coast of Brazil in 1979. Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann was abducted by Israeli Mossad agents in Buenos Aires in 1960, sentenced to death in 1961, and subsequently hanged in Israel a year later. In June, police in Argentina announced they had uncovered the largest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country’s history. The 75 pieces were found in a hidden room in the home of a collector north of Buenos Aires, and were said to have originally belonged to high-ranking officials in the Third Reich. The artifacts include a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, Nazi-themed toys and a medical device used to measure head size. The Nazis were proponents of the theory of eugenics and used the concept of genetic differences between people to advance their theories of Aryan racial superiority. Cranial measurements was one way in which the Nazis believed they could distinguish between races and prove that Jews were inferior.

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Nazi artifacts seized in a house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo credit:REUTERS) BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals, to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto. Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced the 38,779 documents between 1939 and 1950. Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944. Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there. The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivors was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica. Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove of Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how they arrived in Argentina. Share on facebook

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Should ‘Harry Potter’ Be Included in the Canon of Holocaust … – Tablet Magazine

In the summer of 1997, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Publishing. In the 20 years since, Harry Potter has become a cultural phenomenon beyond compare. It is an identity marker, an organizing force raising millions of dollars for good causes, a way to process difficult times and a beloved classic. And Harry Potter might just be the book that our children will use to understand the Holocaust. Let me explain this strange-sounding claim. I started reading Harry Potter secretly; secretly because I was attempting to maintain a perception of 6th grade cool. Three weeks and three books later, I gave up the pretense and became a full-blown fan. When I got to college, Harry Potter books in tow, I became deeply invested in the study of the Holocaust, and at the time I couldnt tell you why. I took class after class about Comparative Genocide, Holocaust Literature and Representation, and Modern Europe, and throughout it all, I relied heavily on the lessons of Harry, Hermione, and Ron to grapple with the confusion, the horror, and the trauma that came with my studies. The Harry Potter series also helped me ask questions I wouldnt have been prepared to ask otherwise. I had a fortunate childhood; Id never lost a loved one and I experienced very little physical discomfort. But I had lost Cedric and Sirius and Dumbledore and Fred. I had walked alongside Harry as he struggled with PTSD. And I saw how easy it was for Cornelius Fudge to turn his eyes away from the truth. When I look back, it is clear that Harry Potter wasnt just a tool at the time for comfort or reflection; it was what compelled me to study the Holocaust in the first place. It is a daunting task for children to grasp both the miracles of survival and the horrors of suffering that occurred during the Holocaust. When they hear stories of survivors, how can they imagine the dark reality without becoming traumatized themselves? The fantasy elements of Harry Potter can give children a framework to safely encounter the twisted absurdity that they inherit, whether directly or not. Consider the moment in the final book of the Harry Potter series when the famous trio has to go deep into the belly of the wizarding bank, Gringotts. When they get down there, to rob a vault to save the world, they see that the vault is guarded by a blinded, beaten, and chained dragon. To avoid getting caught by bank guards, they break the chains of the dragon who moments ago was trying to kill them and ride on its back to safety. Once free, the three must jump off of the blind dragons back into a lake, afraid that if the dragon notices that they have used it, it will turn on them. What a powerful allegory to prime kids for the absurdity of Kapos, of imprisonment, of the torture required to demean a living being into subservience, and the dangers around freedom. Even within its fantasy world, the Harry Potter series does not shy away from depicting the specifics of suffering, which provide a window into the all-too-real material damage that was the Holocaust. Again in the final book, Harry and his friends are caught after being hunted by the Death Eaters (ie Nazis). They are taken to a basement and separated. Hermione, who, according to the Death Eaters has dirty blood, is tortured for information at the hands of a pureblood woman. We hear Hermiones screams and we hear the screams of her loved ones as they have to listen to her being tortured, helpless. There are dozens of scenes like this in the series. In which Harry has to engrave I shall not tell lies into his own hand again and again because of a demented administrator. Allies die, ears get slashed off, and children get murdered by adults who mock them as they kill. The combination of the fantastical and the specific horrors meet children where they are to help them understand the insanity of oppression and the reality of trauma. Another challenge for children when learning about the Holocaust is the need to come to terms with the human capacity for evil. There is no one personification of evil in Harry Potter, and this rich text provides a safe space for difficult conversations about the actions and intentions of those who participated in the violence of the Holocaust, whether it be members of the Einsatzgruppen, Adolf Eichmann, or the citizens who kept silent as their neighbors vanished. Voldemort is the purest representation of evil in the series; even very young children can understand the evil of Voldemort. When he is introduced in Book 1, he isnt even in human form. He is a half-thing. A demonic possession of a small, cowardly man. But over time, book by book, evil is presented in more complicated and nuanced ways. Consider the Horcrux. To create a Horcrux (a piece of a soul that has been split in order to attempt immortality) Voldemort must commit murder, and the evil of the act lingers physically. It forever alters the world, and nobody is immune to it. In book two, Ginny Weasley is complicit in attacks on students because of her emotional attachment to one of these Horcruxes. And in book seven, Ron Weasley abandons his friends and their mission out of the jealousy and anger caused by the weight of wearing another Horcrux. These two characters, who grew up in a caring home with strong values, and who have never had any personal encounters with Voldemort, are still vulnerable to the effects of the evil caused by Voldemort, and can fall into a state of hate and fear instead of love and forgiveness. Similarly, the death of Cedric Diggory is a crucial marker in the series and helps readers understand the prevalence of evil. At the end of book four, Harry and Cedric Diggory find themselves standing in a dark and unfamiliar graveyard after theyve fought their way through the last trial of the Triwizard tournament, a maze turned sinister as the champions began to turn on each other. Then suddenly, as they begin to get their bearings, the scene is shot through with a cold voice saying, Kill the spare. Up until this point, the fear and evil in Harrys life have been personal and straightforward. But the casual violence of the Killing Curse is a brazen revelation of the banality of evil. Evil can be lazy, evil can be careless, evil can be routine. And it is unclear who to hold accountable for this act. Is it Voldemort for giving the unfeeling order? Is it the man acting on the order? Is it the Death Eaters, as they arrive and say nothing of the dead boy near their feet? Is it the foot soldier who intricately designed the moments that led Cedric to this place? They are all culpable. Evil is not always flashy or easy to recognize, it often comes from several sources in several forms, and it has permanent effects on the world we live in. But within Harrys story, there is also hope that if we as humans all have the capacity for evil, what a wonderful act of defiance when we cultivate love instead. We are at a crossroads in the history of the Holocaust. As the last survivors perish, we are losing a direct link to their witnessing of the horror, the miracles, the fear, the death, the stories of endurance and of moments of incredible humanity. We must and will continue to tell their stories. But we want to be sure we are passing on more than trauma, coping mechanisms, and numbers. Including Harry Potter in the Holocaust literature cannon seems like a thoughtful choice that can aid in purposes as diverse as the readers who engage with the texts, and which helps us think about the survivors who are no longer with us. The Harry Potter books are full of ghosts. Harry is joined by the dead at various points on his journey and they provide guidance, comfort, and strength. In fact, there is a line at the very end of the series, in reference to four of these ghosts, that their presence was his courage. Let us invite this next generation to honor and gain courage from our ghosts by sending them on a journey with Harry Potter; a boy plagued by generational trauma who rises and fights evil on his own terms. Perhaps, if we let them, the Harry Potter books can teach us how to live with, and learn from, our ghosts. *** You can help support Tablets unique brand of Jewish journalism. Click here to donate today. Brigid Goggin works in Jewish education in Boston and teaches teenagers about Holocaust representation. Vanessa Zoltan is the co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School.

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Argentina delivers thousands of WWII-era documents to US … – The Times of Israel

BUENOS AIRES The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals. The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signed on Friday in Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto. The 38,779 documents were produced by Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1939 and 1950. Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944. Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there. The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivors was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica. Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove of Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how they arrived in Argentina.

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Your chance to help tell a Holocaust survivor’s powerful story – WND.com

Anita Dittman speaks about her life in one of Nazi Germanys concentration camps. She grew up in Germany and was almost 6 years old when Hitler came to power. By George Escobar Anita Dittman is the only person Ive ever met who survived the Holocaust. She was barely 18 when she escaped her second Nazi prison camp in 1945. Abandoned as a child by her Aryan father eight years earlier, Anita was determined to reunite with her Jewish mother held at a death camp 200 miles away in Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia. Anita Dittman as a child growing up in Germany, the daughter of a Jewish mother and German father. Her father abandoned the family as the Nazis came to power. By the time I came to know Anita in 2014, she had just turned 87. I was interviewing her for a documentary about her life, based on the book Trapped in Hitlers Hell: A Young Jewish Girl Discovers the Messiahs Faithfulness in the Midst of the Holocaust,which she had co-written with Jan Markell nearly 20 years earlier. I didnt expect to become a close friend of Anitas following that meeting. Or fall in love with her story. Trapped in Hitlers Hell tells the story of Anita Dittman, a Jewish woman who survived 12 years under Adolf Hitlers Nazi regime. Heres your chance to help bring Holocaust survivor Anita Dittmans incredible and inspiringstory from script to screen! Please donate just $5 or $10 to support this motion-picture projectat WNDs GoFundMe page The awful events leading to the rise of Nazism are at first too overwhelming for young Anita to fathom. But like so many of her generation, childhoods end comes quickly and decisively. Upon the abandonment of her fearful Aryan father, Anita begins experiencing a subtle awakening of her trust in God. That trust, however, is severely tested when the Nazis finally imprison her Jewish mother first, and then Anita. Orphaned, alone, and under the yoke of forced labor, Anitas struggle to survive becomes almost unbearable. Only the trace of hope found in her faith that someday she will be reunited with her mother sustains her. By the conclusion of World War II, Anita had nearly exhausted her reserve of courage and compassion. In our journey with Anita, she will have successfully drawn us personally through an age of darkness. Nonetheless, her resilience and liberating faith will shine like a beam of light through which we can find Gods glory, forgiveness and love. Anita Dittman Anita and Jan Markell had long sought to make Anitas heroic life journey into a movie. Three years ago, WND CEO Joseph Farah optioned their book. After hiring me as vice president of WND Films, Joseph commissioned me to write the movie screenplay. That same year, Alone Yet Not Alone, which I had co-written and co-directed, had just received an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination for Best Original Song. I was stunned. I was further stunned and humbled by this new responsibility. This movie is important because the Holocaust shouldnt be just another historical chapter or footnote we learn in school. When it becomes only about dates and places and times and events, we lose an important measure of our humanity. For as long as we can, we must seek to connect with the souls of persons who survived the Holocaust. These are precious people who lost everything and everyone. Today, in 2017, there are fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors who are still with us. Rarer still are survivors who have become teachers of the Holocaust. Anita is among them. And we are her students. The subject matter of the Holocaust is a delicate topic. The remnants of Adolf Hitlers madness and the collective hatred of Jews continue to linger. Ethnic-cleaning policies that caused the annihilation of people groups include not just the Jews, but Armenians, Kurds, Croatians, Laotians, Cambodians, Nigerians and more in just the past hundred years. These tragedies remain a deep stain upon our collective soul. Unless we examine humanitys sins in detail, exposing the cold-hearted judgments leading up to mass murder, we shall be bound to repeat it. Unless we also examine the defiance of a single individual to oppose evil, to overcome great odds, we shall be less inspired to imitate the power of opposition. To remember and to inspire. That is my vision for this film. That is our charge at WND Films. This is how we must exercise the power of cinema. Anita Dittman (right) her mother, Hilde, and sister, Hella, faced violence and oppression during the Holocaust in the late 1930s and 40s. Our challenge will be to excel cinematically beyond anything weve ever done before. And if we dedicate ourselves to this vision, performing to our utmost abilities, then we can impart future students, teachers and audiences with something of value. A core value that may shed light whenever the future appears dark or dim. What is that core value? Namely this: That one person, making the choice to forgive, can bring goodness, hope, and healing. The focus of Anitas story is not to portray the horrors found in extermination camps. Instead, we will be focusing on seemingly more minor events. We will be experiencing the Holocaust from the viewpoint of a select few characters, predominantly seen through Anitas point of view. Through her eyes, we will be challenged not only by ghastly acts of cruelty and abandonment, but by an equal measure of kindness and compassion. As we portray the staggering difficulties of her life story, we must endeavor to find those virtues within ourselves that are equally bright and grim. If we can be truthful in the telling, then we can more successfully transfer those resonant virtues on the screen for our audience. Furthermore, Anitas story must not be a movie that audiences can witness impassively. When Anita comes to the realization that everyone has a fear that can break them, we too will be challenged with what to do when that unfathomable fear overtakes us. At that moment, I hope audiences will be propelled into agitation and concern. Anitas story must be a heartbreaking and remarkable account of a young womans triumph over a dystopian nightmare. This is not the stuff of fiction like Hunger Games or Divergent. This is real life. It is why we need the support of WND readers. They understand the importance of re-telling Anitas story. I ask each reader to donate just $5 to $10 (the price of a fancy Starbucks drink) to the to the GoFundMe campaign for this movie. Your support is critical to enable us to move forward. Be the person who makes a difference. George Escobar is vice president of WND Films.

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Argentina Delivers Documents To U.S. Holocaust Museum The … – Forward

ushmm.org U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington BUENOS AIRES (JTA) The Argentine Foreign Ministry delivered to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington a series of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals. The digital copies of the documents delivered are mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports, totaling almost 40,000 documents. An agreement for this transfer was signedon Fridayin Buenos Aires between Argentinas Secretary of International Cooperation Ernesto Gaspari and USHMM representative Samanta Casareto. The38,779documents were produced by Argentinas Ministry of Foreign Affairs between 1939 and 1950. Among the documents are the communications between Argentina and countries involved in the war, as well as information sent by the Argentinean embassy in Germany. Some documents also record a meeting of chancellors in 1944. Argentina was a refuge for Nazis after World War II. Adolf Eichmann was captured in the northern area of Buenos Aires in 1960; another Nazi war criminal, Erich Priebke, also lived there. The primary South American destination for Holocaust survivor was also Argentina, which became home to at least 4,800 Holocaust survivors. Others settled in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama, and Costa Rica. Nazi criminals presence in Argentina was recently in the news after a trove ofNazi objectsdiscoveredearlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as unprecedented and the biggest discovery of its type. Now a judiciary investigation is underway to confirm their origins and how theyarrived in Argentina.

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Irish Journalist Behind Antisemitic Sunday Times Article Unmasked as Holocaust Denier – Algemeiner

Email a copy of “Irish Journalist Behind Antisemitic Sunday Times Article Unmasked as Holocaust Denier” to a friend Journalist Kevin Myers tells Sunday Times readers that Jews always drive a hard bargain. Photo: Screenshot via Tom Gross Media An Irish journalist fired from his post on Sunday morning after penning an antisemitic attack on two British Jewish TV presenters is a known Holocaust denier, whose article denying the Nazi genocide of six million Jews was removed only today from the website of the Irish newspaper that had hosted it since 2009. Social media users took to Twitter to point out that the Holocaust denial article by journalist Kevin Myers in which he opined,There was no holocaust (or Holocaust, as my computer software insists) and six million Jews were not murdered by the Third Reich. These two statements of mine are irrefutable truths had finally disappeared from the online pages of the Irish Independent. Myers final fall from grace occurred after he published an article in the Irish edition of the UKs Sunday Times newspaper in which he asserted that the BBC presenters Claudia Winkleman andVanessa Feltz were well paid because they are Jewish. Under the headline Sorry ladies, equal pay has to be earned, Myers wrote: I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted are Jewish. Good for them. Myers continued: Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price, which is the most useful measure there is of inveterate, lost-with-all-hands stupidity. I wonder, who are their agents? If theyre the same ones that negotiated the pay for the women on the lower scales, then maybe the latter have found their true value in the marketplace. After the column was removed, the editor of the Sunday Times, Martin Ivens, issued a statement saying Myers comments were unacceptable and should not have been published. It has been taken down and we sincerely apologize both for the remarks and the error of judgment that led to publication, he said. The editor of the papers Irish edition, Frank Fitzgibbon, added: I apologize unreservedly for the offence caused by comments in a column written by Kevin Myers and published today in the Ireland edition of the Sunday Times. This newspaper abhors antisemitism and did not intend to cause offense to Jewish people, Fitzgibbon concluded.

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