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  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Anti-Semitic violence rises in Canada

    TORONTO, Feb. 21 (JTA) – Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada increased by 5 percent in 2000, according to a report released this week by B’nai Brith Canada. The frequency of incidents – there were 280 overall – increased substantially during the last three months of the year, apparently in reaction to the renewed violence in the…

  • Canadian Jews used as ‘political football

    TORONTO, Dec. 3 (JTA) — As Prime Minister Jean Chretien prepares for his return to Ottawa for a third consecutive majority government, he leaves behind a campaign that courted Canada’s Jewish vote as never before. At the height of the campaign, in which an unusual amount of mud was slung, Jewish Parliament member Elinor Caplan,…

  • Canada suffers anti-Semitic epidemic

    TORONTO, Nov. 20 (JTA) – Canada’s Jewish community has experienced a spate of anti-Semitic violence that some observers say is “the worst concentrated outbreak of anti-Semitism, particularly against religious institutions, since the Second World War.” That was the assessment of Manuel Prutschi, national director of community relations for the Canadian Jewish Congress. The CJC has…

  • Trudeau remembered as friend to Canada’s Jews

    TORONTO, Oct. 3 (JTA) – Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who died last week at the age of 80, is being remembered as a staunch defender of minority rights and a friend of the Jewish community. Trudeau served as prime minister from 1968 to 1979, and again from 1980 to 1984. He was the…

  • Book stirs pot on Canada’s postwar record

    TORONTO, June 19 (JTA) — Canada accepted thousands of ex-Nazis in the years following World War II only because the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe prevented it from screening out potential war criminals, according to a new book. But Jewish groups and scholars say Howard Margolian’s “Unauthorized Entry: The Truth about Nazi War Criminals in…

  • Toronto’s Jews think big

    TORONTO, May 23 (JTA) — The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is trying to keep pace with the city’s growing Jewish population through a massive building and revitalization project. The most recent is a $150-million Jewish campus in the York region, the area just north of the city that is home to a fast-growing Jewish…

  • If peace talks fail, blame Canada?

    TORONTO, April 12 (JTA) — Despite attempts to put his best political foot forward, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien stepped headlong into controversy during a visit to the Middle East. The gaffe occurred when Chretien told reporters Monday that Canada would support a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood should peace negotiations with Israel fail. Not…