Tag: Holocaust

Krispy Kreme’s Owners Donate Millions to Atone for Nazi Family’s Use of Forced Labor

The owners of Krispy Kreme and Panera are donating more than $5 million to Holocaust survivors after learning their family had deep Nazi ties ― and used forced labor to help build their business empire. The Reimann family gifted some $5.5 million to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which will distribute the […]

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Holocaust survivor needs police protection after receiving 200 threats a day 

An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor is now under police protection after receiving online and offline anti-Semitic threats in Italy, according to local reports. Liliana Segre, who was only 13 when she was deported to Auschwitz, is a senator-for-life who recently spearheaded the creation of a parliamentary committee against hate, racism and anti-Semitism, also known locally as […]

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Facing Up to the Past, German-Style

A compulsion to find meaning in chaos has produced many Theories of Trumpism. Initially shocked by such an erratic candidate and a startlingly racist campaign immediately following the United States’ first black president, some observers have, with hindsight, deemed the anomaly not only explainable, but even predictable. Backlash to Obama, to urbanization, to globalization were […]

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White Nationalists on Telegram Are Hailing the Germany Synagogue Shooter as a ‘Saint’

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox. Sign up here. Far-right extremists on the encrypted messaging app Telegram hailed the gunman who killed two people near a synagogue in Halle, Germany, Thursday as a “saint,” a title reserved for white nationalists who’ve carried out previous attacks. Telegram users pored over the pictures […]

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“You Have Blood on Your Hands”: Jewish Protesters Call For Palantir to Drop Its ICE Contract

Jewish protesters from several groups rallied outside Palantir’s offices in Palo Alto and New York on Friday to get the tech company to stop collaborating with ICE, as a key contract date approaches. The protesters were affiliated with a handful of organizations, including Jews for Economic and Racial Justice, the grassroots Latinx group Mijente, and […]

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The Fog of Intervention

Let’s say it’s January 2021, and President Bernie Sanders has just assumed office. On his second day as commander-in-chief of the most powerful military in world history, Bernie and his foreign policy team are ushered into the White House Situation Room. After being seated at a long wooden table, a group of diplomats and military […]

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How John Hersey Bore Witness

Some writers are known for their oeuvre. Some are known for their personality. John Hersey, as the subtitle of Jeremy Treglown’s biography attests, is known as the “author of Hiroshima.” Taking up most of the August 31, 1946, issue of The New Yorker, Hersey’s article was a media sensation, selling out that issue of the magazine, and […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws GOP Wrath After Slamming Immigrant Detention Centers as Modern-Day ‘Concentration Camps’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a House committee meeting June 12, 2019 Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling out the dire situation for immigrants being held at the United States’ southern border in federal detention centers as being akin to the concentration camps of the Holocaust — and she doesn’t care who may […]

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