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The “Double Genocide” Theory

THE NEW AND OFFICIAL FORM OF HOLOCAUST DENIAL by Dovid Katz from the Autumn 2017 issue of Jewish Currents Photo at top: A scene from the June 1941 Lietukis Garage Massacre in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania. An eyewitness wrote: “The behavior of the civilians present (women and children) was unbelievable. After each man had been killed they […]

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August 14: Surviving the Einsatzgruppen

Rivka Yosselevska was one of a handful of Jews to survive a Nazi massacre of 500 that began when the Einsatzgruppen surrounded the ghetto of Zagrodski, near Pinsk in Belarus, on this date in 1942. The next day, the Jews were herded to a pit and shot. Yosselevska was wounded in the head but lived, […]

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March 2: The Minsk Ghetto

Six thousand Jews were murdered in the ghetto of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, on this date, Purim, in 1942, as the Nazis and their auxiliaries conducted their third major pogrom in the city since conquering it on June 28, 1941. With rumors of an impending pogrom sweeping the ghetto, the local Jewish Council had […]

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July 21: Uprising in the Nieswiez (Nesvitch) Ghetto

The Jews of the Byelorussian ghetto of Nieswiez resisted a Nazi “selection” on this date in 1942 by setting fire to their own homes and battling with German and Byelorussian guards. Thousands of Jewish residents of Nieswiez had been gunned down in pits the previous October. Under the leadership of Shalom Cholavsky, a 27-year-old Zionist […]

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July 1: The Union of Lublin

The Union of Lublin, effected on this day in 1569, brought together the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania under a constitutional monarchy. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth became the largest country in Europe, covering much of what is today Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland. The Jewish population in these lands grew from about […]

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