Tag: Poland

She was shot dead by the Nazis in 1942. Her secret diary is to be published after 70 years in a bank vault

Polish Soccer Association Celebrates Victory Over Israeli Team As a ‘Pogrom’

Poland’s forward,…

Nazi Camp Guard Jakiw Palij Deported From US to Germany

A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp was deported to Germany overnight from the United States, where he had lived for decades.

Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, New York. He served as a guard at the Trawniki concentration camp near Lublin, Poland, during World War II, and may face prosecution in Germany for his actions.

Members of New York’s congressional delegation last year urged the Trump administration to deport Palij, whose citizenship was revoked in 2003 based on his wartime activities, human rights abuses and immigration fraud, NBC reported. A federal court also ruled that he had…

Greg LeMond Joins Memorial Bicycle Tour from Auschwitz to Krakow

Participants in the Ride for the Living gather in Krakow, Poland. (Rob Gloster)

KRAKOW, Poland (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Wearing a kippah under his bicycle helmet and a tallit beneath his jersey, Rabbi Michael Schudrich was sore and hungry after an “intense but wonderful” 55-mile bike ride from the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to this city’s JCC.

Schudrich, 63, said the tzitzit on…

Kansas Teacher Honored in Warsaw For Bringing Holocaust Hero Irena Sendler’s Story to Light

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A Kansas teacher who with his students brought the story of Holocaust hero Irena Sendler to light was honored in Poland.

Norman Conard was presented with the 2018 Irena Sendler Memorial Award in Warsaw’s Royal Castle on Monday by the Polish minister of culture, Piotr Gliński, and Tad Taube, the founder of the Taube Philanthropies foundation based in San Francisco. Conard is the first American to receive the award since its launch in 2008.

Poland has designated 2018 the Year of Irena Sendler to mark the 10th anniversary of her death at 98.

Sendler, a Polish…