International

U.S. anti-Semitism office to be unstaffed

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  MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Jewish Federation CEO and President Hannah Rosenthal, who once led a key office on anti-Semitism, said she is appalled to learn that it is to be emptied of workers. The U.S. State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism is to be unstaffed as of July 1. A source familiar with the office’s workings told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that its remaining two staffers, each working half-time or less, would be reassigned as of that date. The Trump administration, which has yet to name an envoy to head the office, would not comment on the...

First person: Interpreting the bias of the UNESCO Jerusalem resolution

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  Miles Guralnick received a Gold Key award regionally and a Silver Medal nationally for this critical essay that he wrote for the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition, as a junior at Nicolet High School, on the subject of the UNESCO Jerusalem Resolution. As thousands of tourists and worshipers of all religions visit […]

Principal’s students amassed six million paperclips

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    One afternoon in 1998, Linda Hooper had been sitting in her office when a student came to visit her. “’You know, I don’t get six million,’” Hooper recalled the student saying. Along with other teachers, Hooper, then principal of Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee had helped institute a Holocaust education class. Although […]

Holocaust survivor on WISN 12 on Sunday

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MILWAUKEE – Michael Bornstein will discuss his book, “Survivors Club,” in his first national interview on “Matter of Fact,” airing Sunday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. on WISN 12 Milwaukee. In 1945, 4-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. The footage, and resulting […]

Speaker to shed light on lesser known aspect of Holocaust

Speaker to shed light on lesser known aspect of Holocaust

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  There is a gap in American understanding of the Holocaust, and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation is bringing in a speaker to help fill that. Americans’ view of the Holocaust is shaped by the stories told by Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel, and through photographs […]

Wisconsin senators support legislation on Holocaust assets

Wisconsin senators support legislation on Holocaust assets

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  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined with three others in Congress to introduce legislation designed to help track Holocaust assets for survivors and their families. Baldwin introduced the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act in concert with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ). The legislation […]