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Memories of Russia, Auschwitz and Antisemitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Russians drove my father’s family from Europe, not the Nazis. My paternal grandfather, living in the neverland between Ukraine and Russia, fled to America in the 1920s. Pogroms that decimated Jewish villages in Eastern Europe had been sending Jews west for decades, fueling bursts of Jewish immigration to the U.S.

A FāVS exclusive: early draft of President Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Day statement

In a tremendous coup -- no pun intended -- SpokaneFāVS has acquired an early draft of the statement issued by the Trump administration to mark the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The finished product, though considerably more polished than this draft version, still failed to mention the Jewish people as the primary target of the Nazis’ genocidal efforts.

BRIEF: Scholar to lecture on Holocaust, feminine space in Judaism

Andrea Lieber, associate professor of religious studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., will lecture and lead a discussion in two events at Gonzaga University on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins the evening of April 7 and ends the evening of April 8.

Lieber will speak on and invite discussion on the topic, “What Does the Holocaust Mean to You?” — starting at 5:30 p.m., April 7 in the Foley Center Library, Teleconference Room.

Community urged to remember, teach the Holocaust

It ended almost seven decades ago and remaining survivors are few, which is why on Thursday the Spokane community paused to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and reflect upon the importance of educating students about it.

BRIEF: Honoring Holocaust educators

Tonight Temple Beth Shalom will honor Holocaust educators at its Yom HaShoah service. Yom HaShoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day), is a time...

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