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Dutch Town Drops Joint Commemoration of Jewish Shoah Victims, German Soldiers

From JTA on 10/18/2012 at 5:23 PM

Categories: Europe, History

Dutch Town Drops Joint Commemoration of Jewish Shoah Victims, German Soldiers

Following protests, the Dutch town of Geffen will not display the names of German Wehrmacht soldiers along with Jewish Holocaust victims on a new monument. The monument, scheduled to be unveiled Saturday in the eastern Netherlands town, “was meant to promote reconciliation but instead caused controversy,” Mayor Roel Augusteijn said at a televised news conference Thursday to explain the decision. The mayor said that no names will be listed on the monument. Instead, it will “honor the …More

Israeli Cabinet Approves Commemorative Memorial for Ethiopian Jews

By Jspace Staff on 12/1/2011 at 12:04 PM

Categories: Travel, World, Israel

Israeli Cabinet Approves Commemorative Memorial for Ethiopian Jews

A four-year battle for recognition ended Sunday, when Israel’s cabinet approved the establishment of a memorial to Ethiopian Jews on Mount Herzl. The memorial will list the names of approximately 4,000 members of the Ethiopian community who died while walking to Israel. A committee headed by MK Michael Eitan will decide the names and the criteria for inclusion on the monument. The committee will include representatives from the Ministry and several Ethiopian Jewish organizations. The public will be able to …More

First Jewish Memorial Dedicated at Arlington Cemetery

By Jspace Staff on 10/25/2011 at 6:42 PM

Category: United States

First Jewish Memorial Dedicated at Arlington Cemetery

At the Arlington National Cemetery, monuments currently honor Catholic, Protestant and World War I chaplains who died in the line of duty. But for decades, fallen rabbis were not commemorated at the famed military cemetery. Monday, 14 Jewish chaplains who died alongside American servicemen finally got recognition in a plaque on Chaplains Hill. “You don’t leave anybody behind. You bring everybody home with you,” said Rear Admiral Harold Robinson, a retired member of the US Navy Chaplain Corps and …More