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UNESCO adds Djerba in Tunisia to world heritage list

The island, renowned for its religious mix, boasts churches, synagogues including the Ghriba - the oldest in Africa - and fortified Ibadite mosques (a separate branch of Islam), some of which are underground.

Antisemitic leaflets distributed on Belgian university campus

The Union of Jewish Students in Belgium (UEJB) announced that racist and antisemitic leaflets had been handed out at the campus in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Judeo-Arabic culture of Tunisian Jews presented in an exhibition in Beer Sheba

The exhibition "Family Affair" presents the culture and customs of Tunisian Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique and intimate way.

More than 40 Jewish graves desecrated in Koethen

The cemetery served as the final resting place for the community in the 400 years of recorded history of Jews in the village.

French Assembly President files complaint over antisemitic letter

"CRIF provides its full support to Yaël Braun-Pivet as well as to all elected officials who are frequently victims of antisemitic insults and threats," the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions said in a statement.

Dutch museum displays ‘plundered art,’ including items Nazis looted from Jews

Visitors can see the self-portrait of Rembrandt that was one of thousands of pieces of art Adolf Hitler stole from Jewish families and hid in a huge salt mine in Austria.

WJRO launches international campaign to reach Lithuanian Jewish property owners and heirs eligible for compensation

The Good Will Foundation will administer a one-time payment to eligible Lithuanian Jews or certain heirs and will distribute at total of €5 -10 million to approved applicants. The deadline is December 31, 2023.

Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer sets up Shoah remembrance foundation

Margot Friedländer was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944. Her parents and brother were murdered by the Nazis.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin calls for enhanced synagogue security during Jewish holidays

The minister also called for an increased police presence during the arrival and departure of worshippers at the various religious gatherings and services in the country.

Hungarian Holocaust survivor and former dancer Eva Fahidi dies at 97

Fahidi was an 18-year-old schoolgirl when she was put on a train and deported from Debrecen to Auschwitz. Forty-nine of her relatives perished in the Holocaust, including her parents and 11-year-old sister.

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