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2014-01-22 08:24:50

Opening Night, a rousing new movie in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, allows contemporary adults and teens to relate to the six million individual stories behind the Holocaust NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Devastation, Dreams & Debuts Opening Night, a rousing new movie debuting on January 27, 2014 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, allows contemporary adults and teens to relate to the six million individual stories behind the...

2013-01-25 23:01:22

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the online memorial website Memory Chest Memorials plans to donate half of all sales collected on Jan. 27, 2013 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Memory Chest Memorials, an Internet-based memorial website, helps people make connections with friends and family members in the wake of losing a loved one. In addition to providing a much needed support network for people in...

2011-01-27 07:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On this day in history in 1945, the largest Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet Troops, and is now International Holocaust Remembrance Day - the annual, universal commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust. In honor of this important milestone, Adams Media is offering a free full eBook of Eric Lamet's A Child Al Confino: The True Story of a Jewish Boy and His Mother in Mussolini's Italy (Adams Media, a division of F+W Media;...

2010-04-08 10:00:00

CEREMONY TO BE WEBCAST LIVE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, AT 11:30 A.M. EDT AT www.ushmm.org WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be one of their final national gatherings, 120 World War II veterans who helped liberate the Nazi concentration camps will reunite to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the war and pay tribute to the survivors as well as their wartime comrades. The gathering will include those who entered the camps immediately as well as those who...

2006-01-27 15:41:03

By Daniel Trotta UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -Survivors commemorated the Holocaust at the United Nations on Friday with harrowing accounts of the period and pleas to halt acts of genocide like that of Darfur today. The ceremony marked the first of what is to become an annual U.N. event and took place in the General Assembly hall, where 191 world governments daily debate current atrocities that experts compared to the Holocaust. The 60th anniversary of the Holocaust had been...

2005-11-01 15:04:17

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 191-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday established January 27 as an annual commemoration day for the 6 million Jews and countless other victims murdered in the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two. The watershed resolution, agreed to by acclamation after two days of speeches, is aimed at making the new "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" a symbol against genocide for future generations....

2005-11-01 13:28:28

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 191-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday established January 27 as an annual commemoration day for the 6 million Jews and countless other victims murdered in the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two. The watershed resolution, agreed to by acclamation after two days of speeches, is aimed at making the new "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" a symbol against genocide for future generations....

2005-10-31 21:32:12

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel introduced a watershed resolution in the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that designates January 27 as an annual commemoration day for the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered in the Nazi Holocaust during World War Two. The measure, expected to be approved on Tuesday by consensus, rejects any denial that the Holocaust took place. It also urges members to "inculcate" future generations with the lessons on the genocide so it...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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