Filed under: Controversies It probably goes without saying that one should approach things like the Holocaust with kid gloves, lest you risk defending a whole lot of people. An ad in Poland for a bus company which offered round-trip ticketsto Auschwitz featured a photo of a barbed wire fence, and text which read, "Auschwitz? With a return ticket? From the city center? Yes, it is possible."
A Polish Jewish leader is criticizing a Polish bus company's recent advertisement for round-trip tickets to Auschwitz, with barbed wire in the ad's background. The advertisement is "outrageous and beyond tasteless," said Piotr Kadlcik, chairman of Poland's Union of Religious Jewish Communities.
In July, Michael Z. Cahana will become rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel when Emanuel Rose retires after 45 years of service. Cahana, 46, is senior rabbi of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, N.Y. He was elected Nov. 20 by members of Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform congregation.
MUNICH — In the rapid-fire opening scenes of Steven Spielberg's new film "Munich," we are instantly launched back to Sept. 5, 1972, that fateful day when all eyes turned toward the West German city and the horror that unfolded at the Olympic games there.
The Muslim Council of Britain, the country's main Islamic umbrella group, has decided to boycott the National Holocaust Day for the second year running saying that the January 26 event was not "sufficiently inclusive."
As the son of one of Hitler's closest aides who spent much of his childhood at the dictator's mountain retreat, Albert Speer knows more than most Germans what it is like to live in the shadow of the country's Nazi past.
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