EJC European Jewish Congress Newsletter 15-16 March 2018

NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

GERMANY
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NEW GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS HE ENTERED POLITICS BECAUSE OF AUSCHWITZ

“For me, German-Israeli history does not only entail a historic responsibility. For me personally, it is a deep motivation of my political activity,” said Heiko Maas at his inauguration.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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BULGARIA
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BULGARIAN STATE ARCHIVES OPEN EXHIBITION MARKING 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAVING OF BULGARIAN JEWS

A documentary exhibition entitled “1943: Persecution and Defence. The Fate of the Bulgarian Jews” opened at the country’s Archives State Agency on March 15.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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POLAND
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POLISH DIPLOMAT SEEKS REMOVAL OF TERM “POLISH POLICE” ON YAD VASHEM EXHIBIT

A top Polish diplomat vowed to “intervene” in having text removed from the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel that speaks of “Polish police” under Nazi occupation.

Friday, March 16, 2018

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NEW POLISH HOLIDAY TO HONOUR POLES WHO SAVED JEWS IN THE HOLOCAUST

Polish lawmakers have approved a new national holiday honouring the Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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SWEDEN
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SWEDEN’S SOCIAL DEMOCRATS PLEDGE TO BAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

Sweden’s governing Social Democrats pledged to ban religious schools in an effort to combat segregation. It is not thought that the country’s single Jewish school will be affected by any proposed ban.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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BRITISH JEWS SLAM HORRIFIC ANTI-MUSLIM CAMPAIGN

British Jewish groups have reacted with “horror and shock” at news this week of letters posted around the UK calling on people to take part in a “Punish a Muslim Day”, with the country’s Chief Rabbi leading the condemnations.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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