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  • Israeli, Palestinian legislators may meet in Canada

    TORONTO, Aug. 6 (JTA) — Unable to stop the drift toward war in their native land, Israeli and Palestinian legislators hope to be more successful in the quieter atmosphere of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. A Canadian parliamentary committee is making arrangements for the Halifax Peace Forum, which is expected to bring together six…

  • Survivors recall harsh years in woods

    Five people who survived the Holocaust in a makeshift shelter in a Ukrainian forest reunited for the first time since their liberation by the Russians in April 1944.

  • Survivors recall harsh years in woods

    Five people who survived the Holocaust in a makeshift shelter in a Ukrainian forest reunited for the first time since their liberation by the Russians in April 1944.

  • Jewish genealogy: It’s not just names anymore

    TORONTO, June 4 (JTA) — Jewish genealogists are looking for more than just names of ancestors. “Now we want all sorts of historical, cultural, sociological and anthropological perspectives to help illuminate our family backgrounds,” says Saul Issroff, a co-chair of the 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, which will be held in London from July…

  • Aba Bayefsky, 78, painted camp horrors

    TORONTO, May 7 (JTA) – Aba Bayefsky, the distinguished Canadian artist whose Holocaust paintings are displayed at the Canadian War Museum, died Saturday in Toronto at the age of 78. After Bergen-Belsen was liberated in May 1945, Bayefsky – a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and an official Canadian war artist – witnessed…

  • Clinton protested at Holocaust event

    TORONTO, June 26 (JTA) — He came to raise funds for a local memorial wall to the Holocaust, but former President Clinton ended up running afoul of some 200 protesters incensed by his failure to prevent ethnic cleansing in Rwanda in 1994. Gerald Caplan, who participated in an international panel that investigated the Rwandan genocide,…

  • Jewish genealogy: It’s not just names anymore

    TORONTO, June 4 (JTA) — Jewish genealogists are looking for more than just names of ancestors. “Now we want all sorts of historical, cultural, sociological and anthropological perspectives to help illuminate our family backgrounds,” says Saul Issroff, a co-chair of the 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, which will be held in London from July…

  • Aba Bayefsky, 78, painted camp horrors

    TORONTO, May 7 (JTA) – Aba Bayefsky, the distinguished Canadian artist whose Holocaust paintings are displayed at the Canadian War Museum, died Saturday in Toronto at the age of 78. After Bergen-Belsen was liberated in May 1945, Bayefsky – a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and an official Canadian war artist – witnessed…

  • End in sight for Canadian hate speech case

    TORONTO, March 4 (JTA) — A landmark case on hate speech and the Internet is finally approaching conclusion after four years in the Canadian legal system. A tribunal of the Canadian Human Rights Commission heard final arguments late last month on whether Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel’s Web site violates anti-hate provisions of Canada’s Human Rights…

  • Uncle sparks search for WWI soldiers

    TORONTO, March 14 (JTA) – A prosecutor who heads New York state’s investigation into the fate of Holocaust victims’ assets held in Swiss banks is attempting to compile the first list of the roughly 3,000 American Jewish soldiers killed during World War I. Irwin Nack, the Investigative Counsel for the New York State Banking Department,…