The commemorations in Poland, which during World War II was under Nazi occupation, were marked by a melancholy awareness that it will be the last major anniversary that a significant number of survivors will be strong enough to attend.

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On Auschwitz anniversary, Jewish leader warns of new anti-Semitism


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.

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A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, made his bleak assessment on the 70th anniversary of the …

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On Auschwitz anniversary, Jewish leader warns that Jews are again being demonized

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The rift between the government and the Jewish community is another consequence of the turmoil wrought by the death of a top prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, earlier this month.

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WorldViews: Jewish leaders in Argentina boycott Holocaust ceremony


BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe.

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On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

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By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: “Where's the cheese counter?” For Jews coming to “the Jewish state” from all corners reached by the diaspora, the move may bring relief, but it also raises challenges: a …

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Many British Jews are “just looking for reassurance that their schools are protected, that their synagogues are protected, that their journeys to work are protected because it feels like it is a scary time,” she says.

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Britain's Jewish community on edge after Paris attacks

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Some 851 anti-Semitic acts were registered in 2014, compared with 423 the previous year, with acts of physical violence jumping to 241 from 105, the CRIF said. “These anti-Semitic acts represent 51 percent of racist acts committed in France while Jews make up only one percent of the French population,” said the group in a statement.

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Anti-Semitic acts in France doubled in 2014: Jewish group

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OTTAWA—A monument commemorating the fateful 1939 voyage of Jewish refugee ship MS St. Louis is expected to return to its home at the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax after all. “We’re hoping for the best,” museum CEO Marie Chapman said Monday.

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Monument to Jewish refugee ship MS St. Louis could be Halifax-bound

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Europe is facing a new Jewish exodus in the face of rising anti-Semitism and extremism, the head of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) said Monday.

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