She initiated the upcoming Jewish Memorial Monument that will appear in Diemen, a neighbor city of Amsterdam. The mayor, aldermen and city council embraced the idea of honoring the Jews of Diemen who perished during the Holocaust. Sara is one of the important voices of the...

Dear Mrs. Wasum, German Ambassador, Mr. Docter Dutch Ambassador, Mr Loβack former Secretary of State for Education in Schleswig-Holstein, dear family and dear friends. There is a direct line between today’s event and my parents, zichrona levracham, may their memory be a blessing. I have great admiration...

The Jewish Federations of North America is working to build support for two important bills in Congress that impact the Holocaust Survivor community in the United States and asks (also) for (our) support The Never Again Education Act, introduced as S. 2085 in the Senate and H.R....

@Descendants would like to congratulate the Dutch Auschwitz Committee on the judge’s decision regarding the construction of the Monument of Names. Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, will finally be the site of the monument Daniel Libeskind designed for it. We realize it will not alleviate the...

The text below was written by Herman F. de Vries. His Jewish grandfather, Levie De Vries, was murdered in Poland. In the Cohen Commission’s proposed plan, his descendants not only fail to be included, they are totally ignored.  Herman De Vries has explored the matter further...

The response of @Descendants to the 12-page advisory report by the Cohen Commission has finally been clearly formulated: https://commissietegemoetkomingns.nl/app/uploads/2019/06/Advies-Commissie-Individuele-Tegemoetkoming-Slachtoffers-WO-II-Transporten-NS.pdf?fbclid=IwAR38sNhSLu04upT2Ky-_cpej6oVJcoFfl3-Sl09lfgUfayL9F2HYru5ApIY. @Descendants is concerned about the fact that only three categories are included under the proposed compensation arrangement. The recommendations of the Cohen Commission do adhere to the...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAKmQjhIdzug66BFr8bA-g?view_as=public&fbclid=IwAR35yFMVij5RHJQuKhWAbMxE-H6O-oCyQ7avWlcix5njzdxDUyJyI1kkYcM Preoccupied as we are with our own circumstances, we sometimes forget that there are Jews living in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the Ukraine, and that they too are struggling with the heavy legacy of the Shoah. Their historical reality was...

She is essentially very much a moderate, Sharon, the daughter of a mother born just after World War Two. Sweet by nature, always friendly, but never lets her guard down. A real second generation girl. At the Yad Vashem School of Education in Israel, she...

More than forty years of genealogy that means that you have an assignment, a self-imposed task that must be performed. With the knowledge that seven family members committed suicide at the start of the Second World War and with an endless list of murdered family...

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