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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Descendant of Armenian genocide victims organizes remembrance at DHS

    Descendant of Armenian genocide victims organizes remembrance at DHS
    Seeds of activism were planted in Deerfield High School sophomore Andrew Devedjian when he was 10. Now he is a leader in the Chicagoland Armenian community, as his schoolmates learned April 22.
  • In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?

    In Theory: Will the Pope's statement on the genocide help?
    This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century." His acknowledgment — also made by Pope John Paul II in 2001 — was met with praise from Armenians...

    Sisters sponsor Shoah art/writing contest

    Sisters sponsor Shoah art/writing contest
    Annette Shachter, of Boca Raton — a member of Boca Raton Synagogue — believes it is very important to teach future generations to feel a personal connection to the Holocaust. As such, Shachter — and her sisters, Florence Banikiotes, of...

    Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago

    Holocaust survivors and officials gathered Sunday at the memorial site of the former concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in northern Germany in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the camp 70 years ago. The camp was liberated on April 15,...

    French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil....