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The Times of Israel: “Take a walk through Sephardic Montreal’s illustrious history on a new urban tour”
ARTICLES / Canada

The Times of Israel: “Take a walk through Sephardic Montreal’s illustrious history on a new urban tour”

MONTREAL — This September, the Museum of Jewish Montreal will launch its first Sephardic walking tour. The two-hour excursion tells the history of the city’s Moroccan, Iraqi, Iranian, Egyptian and Lebanese Jewish communities — from their beginnings in the 1950s and ’60s to the booming almost 25,000-member community of today. Tour participants will visit the … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Claims Conference negotiating with Germany over Holocaust reparations for Algerian Jewry”
Algeria / ARTICLES / Germany

The Times of Israel: “Claims Conference negotiating with Germany over Holocaust reparations for Algerian Jewry”

Retired insurance professional Robert Blum, now 91, was a 14-year-old high school student in the Algerian capital Algiers in the early 1940s when he was expelled from his school for being Jewish. Algeria, under the control of Vichy France at the time, was introducing a series of anti-Semitic laws which stripped Jews of their French … Continue reading

Times of Israel: “Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better”
ARTICLES / Moldova

Times of Israel: “Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better”

CHISINAU, Moldova — In a Moldovan secondary school history textbook, seven pages are devoted to the crimes of communist leader Joseph Stalin — an entire chapter with numerous photos illustrating the horrors of the gulag. The Holocaust, on the other hand, gets a page and a half in the chapter on World War II, right … Continue reading

The Forward: “Why Are There Crosses On Eastern Europe’s Newest Holocaust Memorials?”
ARTICLES / Belarus / Moldova

The Forward: “Why Are There Crosses On Eastern Europe’s Newest Holocaust Memorials?”

Stolnichani, Edinits, Moldova – When school principal Ivan Timoshko decided to do something to mark the spot in his village where dozens of Jews were executed by the Nazis, he did it the only way he knew how: He built a cross. Together with the children from his school in the village, he cut down … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street”
ARTICLES / Moldova

The Times of Israel: “In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street”

EDINETS, Moldova — In a small town in northern Moldova, a former synagogue is for sale on Holocaust Street. The building, where some 90 Jewish townsfolk were executed during World War II, is being offered for 65,000 euros ($75,000) by a Moldovan owner who said “he wasn’t aware of its history.” The owner did not … Continue reading