U.S. Ambassador Michèle Taylor, descendant of Holocaust survivors

By  ShareAmerica This story was originally published April 27, 2022. Ambassador Taylor’s mother, far right, Hanne Susi Trnka, escaped the Holocaust. So did her mother’s cousin, Luise Lise Grün (left), who was sent to London alone as part of the “Kindertransport” at the age of 5. Her mother’s cousin Herbert Grün (center) did not. The Nazis ... Read More»

Meet Bronia Brandman: A survivor of Auschwitz who lost her parents and four of five siblings

הכירו את ברוניה ברנדמן: ניצולת מחנה ההשמדה אושוויץ, שאיבדה את הוריה וארבעה מאחיה. במשך חמישים שנה היא לא הייתה מסוגלת לדבר על מה שעברה. היא שיתפה את סיפורה עם הנשיא ביידן בבית הלבן – ודיברה בשם המיליונים שמעולם לא קיבלו את ההזדמנות. בעוד אנו מציינים את יום השואה, היום ומדי יום אנו זוכרים את הקורבנות, ... Read More»

Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department

Susan Benda holds a photograph of her parents, Harry and Eva Benda, standing in front of the White House in 1952. (State Dept./D.A. Peterson) Descendants of Holocaust survivors make an impact at State Department By Michael Laff  – Jan 25, 2022 On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the world pauses to remember the 6 million Jews who were ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

APRIL 04, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, ... Read More»

Trans-Atlantic Webinar Features Educators on the Holocaust 

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2021 Teachers and community educators from 32 countries gathered virtually March 18 for the U.S. Department of State’s second in a series of international webinars on Holocaust education. The session, entitled “Trans-Atlantic Dialogues II: Teaching the Holocaust in Challenging Times,” was hosted by U.S. Special Envoy for ... Read More»

Former Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 27, 1945, a young soldier of the 12th Armored Division of the United States Army wrote these astonishing words to his wife in the United States: “Although I may never talk about what I have witnessed today.  I will never forget what I have seen.”  Aaron A. Eiferman’s division was moving to a ... Read More»

The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

By Mark Trainer  – Jan 25, 2018 In the U.S, and other nations, memorials stand as continual reminders of the horror of the Holocaust and the importance of confronting the evils that brought it about. The United Nations designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “This is ... Read More»
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