The D.C. Council heard testimony Tuesday about a request to name a Washington street intersection after a Bulgarian legislator credited with helping save the country’s Jewish population during the Holocaust.
A request by the Bulgarian Embassy to name a Washington intersection after a favorite native son — a man credited with helping save the country’s Jewish population from deportation — has gotten tangled up in a broader debate about whether the nation is accurately accounting for the actions of its leaders during the Holocaust.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk of modifying a decade-old Arab plan that’s long been greeted with skepticism by the Jewish state.
For years, Holocaust survivor Pinchus Gutter has told the tragic story of watching his parents and 10-year-old twin sister herded into a Nazi death camp’s gas chambers so quickly that he had no time to even say goodbye.
An aide to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi claims that the Holocaust was a hoax.
With the number of Holocaust survivors rapidly dwindling in the United States, there’s a growing movement of youths memorializing their parents’ and grandparents’ tortured days with permanent ink.