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London Jewish Museum to close historical Camden site

The Jewish Museum London has announced that it will close this summer and sell its building in Camden, as it develops longer-term plans to reopen in a more prominent location.

Free State of Saxony funds eight projects to fight against antisemitism

The Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs will fund eight new projects to fight against antisemitism.

New book about the presence of Jews in French-Speaking Switzerland published by the Swiss Jewish Community

A new book published by the Swiss Jewish Community sheds light on the presence of Jews in French-speaking Switzerland.

German football team Borussia Mönchengladbach visited Bergen-Belsen

German football team Borussia Mönchengladbach visited the Bergen-Belsen memorial site. Players participated in a guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camp that lasted around two hours. 

Far-right Polish MP violently interrupts Holocaust scholar’s lecture at German institute in Warsaw

A lecture by Polish-Canadian Holocaust scholar Jan Grabowski at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw had to be interrupted after a far-right leader disrupted the event and reportedly told the institute’s director to “get out of Poland”.

Vilnius Sports Palace to be turned into a memorial space for Jews

Vilnius Sports Palace, built over the territory of the old Šnipiškii Jewish cemetery, will be turned into a memorial space for Lithuanian Jews. 

Holocaust survivor Judge Thomas Buergenthal passes away at 89

Thomas Buergenthal, a survivor of Auschwitz who became a judge at the United Nations International Court of Justice, has died aged 89.

Kaunas Jewish community honours Righteous Among the Nations

Kaunas Jewish Community honoured Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations, and their families, in a ceremony remembering their courageous acts during the Holocaust.

European Parliament President visits the Jewish Community of Vienna

The President of the Jewish community of Vienna (IKG) Oskar Deutsch discussed the worrying rise of right-wing extremist parties in Europe with President Metsola. EJC President Ariel Muzicant thanked Roberta Metsola for her commitment to the fight against antisemitism.

French Senate votes unanimously to back Holocaust art restitution efforts

France’s Senate votes unanimously in favor of the restitution of Jewish-owned paintings, book and religious items taken under Nazi rule that are now in French custody.

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