European Jewish Congress- Newsletter 10-12 October 2018

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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EJC COMMEMORATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF OCTOBER 1943 IN DENMARK

The EJC, represented by its Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova and Director for EU Affairs Nuno Wahnon Martins took part in the official commemoration ceremony of the 75th Anniversary of October 1943 organised by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in the fishing village of Gilleleje.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

SWEDEN
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SWEDISH JEWISH POLITICIAN’S HOUSE BURNED IN SUSPECTED HATE CRIME

The house of a politician who has been the target of antisemitic harassment was set on fire in the Southern Swedish city of Lund.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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GERMANY
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BDS ACTIVISTS PROTEST HOLOCAUST FILM IN BERLIN

Two activists from the BDS campaign disrupted the presentation of an Israeli Holocaust film in Berlin, prompting security officials to evict the protesters as the audience booed the stoppage caused by the BDS people.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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GREECE
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DAVID SALTIEL HONOURED BY SPAIN

The President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, David Saltiel, was awarded with the title of Commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in a ceremony hosted by H.E. Amb. Enrique Viguera Rubio.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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THE NETHERLANDS
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NEW BOOK REVEALS DUTCH DIPLOMAT WAS PUNISHED FOR HELPING JEWS DURING SHOAH

New research shows that the Dutch Foreign Ministry reprimanded a diplomat who overstepped his authority to save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and deprived him of royal honours.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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POLAND
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POLISH LEADER HONOURS DIPLOMAT WHO SAVED JEWS DURING WWII

Poland’s president and descendants of Holocaust survivors held a graveside ceremony to honour a Polish diplomat who helped Jews escape Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II by issuing fake Latin American passports.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM
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CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB TO SEND ANTISEMITIC FANS ON TRIPS TO AUSCHWITZ

Chelsea F.C. announced a new initiative to send antisemitic fans for a tour at the Auschwitz concentration camp as an alternative to banning them from Premier League matches.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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LIFE IN ISRAEL

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PALESTINIAN BABY GETS HEART TRANSPLANT FROM JEWISH CHILD IN MEDICAL FIRST

A desperately-ill six-month-old Palestinian baby is bravely fighting for his life after receiving a heart transplant from a Jewish child.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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