January 27 is International Holocaust Remebrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, 77 years ago. The day of remembrance is held each year to honor the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis, as well as remembering those who died in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. Each year, the United Nations urges member states honor the lives lost and implement educational programs to help prevent future genocides. This year, the UN's theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day is "Memory, Dignity and Justice." In a statement, the UN said: "The writing of history and the act of remembering brings dignity and justice to those whom the perpetrators of the Holocaust intended to obliterate. "Safeguarding the historical record, remembering the victims, challenging the distortion of history often expressed in contemporary antisemitism, are critical … [Read more...] about Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022 schedule, events to commemorate the day
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Like almost everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving Day will have an unusual feel to it. Millions of Americans could spend the holiday away from their loved ones after being urged not to travel as the country continues to struggle to control the coronavirus pandemic. Amid the unprecedented circumstances, the NFL will provide some much-needed normality with an almost full menu of football slated for Thursday . For the 15th consecutive year, the league had scheduled three games on Thanksgiving Day, but was forced to reschedule the Baltimore Ravens' trip to Pittsburgh after an outbreak of coronavirus among Baltimore players. Originally scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving, the AFC North rivalry has been postponed to 1:15 p.m. ET on Sunday and will be nationally broadcast by NBC, who would have carried the game on Thursday. Here's all you need to know to keep up with the action as you negotiate your way through turkey and mash potatoes. NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule As … [Read more...] about NFL Thanksgiving Day games—Kickoff times, TV schedule and live stream
Sandra Day O'Connor and retiring Justice Stephen Breyer enjoyed both a good working relationship and a strong friendship during their time together on the Supreme Court , Scott H. O'Connor told Newsweek on Wednesday. Scott is one of three sons O'Connor had with her late husband, John Jay O'Connor, and he shared some fond remembrances of Breyer with Newsweek . Due to her progressing dementia, Sandra Day O'Connor retired from public life several years ago and no longer comments on current events, Scott explained. However, he said the advice his mother "would give Justice Breyer today would be to use the next five years, while he is still best remembered and has the most energy, to continue making a difference in American life, dedicating himself to improving selected institutions and practices of good governance and citizenship." Scott added, "It is what she did, and would encourage him to do." "She was very fond of Justice Breyer, professionally and as a personal … [Read more...] about Sandra Day O’Connor’s son shares advice she’d give to Justice Stephen Breyer as he retires
Police in Florida arrested a man after getting a warrant for a probation violation. The only problem was that the man they arrested was the wrong man with the same name and age. Leonardo Silva Oliveira, a 26-year-old fugitive, had violated probation on charges of grand theft and burglary in Boca Raton, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. But Leonardo Silva Oliveira, a 26-year-old cook, was the one arrested by the Coconut Creek Police Department on January 20. Oliveira, the cook, told the Sun-Sentinel that he had no criminal history but had been put on "24-hour lockdown" before being allowed time out of his cell for an hour each day. In total, he spent five days in prison before authorities confirmed the mistake and released him. In an email to Newsweek, Sergeant Scotty Leamon, the Coconut Creek Police Department's public safety information officer, said the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) had contacted his department the day before Oliveira's arrest saying … [Read more...] about Florida man without criminal history jailed for 5 days after mistaken for someone else
Just six months ago, Vladimir Putin opened a 7,000-word manifesto on the historical ties between Ukraine and Russia with the claim that Russians and Ukrainians were “one people”, part of “a single whole”. But to the "common misfortune and tragedy" of both countries, Putin said, in recent years "a wall has emerged" between Russia and Ukraine. There are those who see Putin's comments as part of the explanation for the massing of tens of thousands of troops on its borders with Ukraine, a move that has prompted Western officials to issue increasingly alarming warnings that Russia is gearing up for an invasion. Defence Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Wednesday that Russia would take "necessary countermeasures" if the West "continues on its aggressive course," but Moscow has denied that it is planning to invade. Russia considers Ukraine becoming more integrated with NATO as a threat to its national security and has demanded that the military alliance does not expand … [Read more...] about Russia-Ukraine border crisis explained: Why now? What’s the history? What are Putin’s motivations?
By Peter Crutchley Published 27 January 2021 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics The Holocaust "When the Nazis arrived to arrest her family in Oslo in 1942 to send them to the gas chamber in Auschwitz, my Jewish mother's life was saved only because she was a British citizen." On Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January - Lill Saether has been reflecting on her mother's legacy and the suffering her family endured. Her Jewish great-grandparents, Abraham Simon and Rhoda Yetta Freeman, and their eight children, including Lill's grandmother Florrie, came to Newry in about 1890 from Kaunas in Lithuania, then part of Russia. Florrie married Joseph Mendle in Newry in 1906 and had three children there - Abraham in 1908, Elsie in 1909, and Sadie Miriam in 1911. Florrie already had British citizenship, and the rest of their family became British citizens in January … [Read more...] about Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘British citizenship saved my mother’
AUSTRALIA DAY has arrived, with Aussies everywhere celebrating their national holiday. Every year on January 26, Australia marks the day of Captain Arthur Philip arriving in the country with a fleet of British ships - here's how they celebrate. When is Australia Day? This year, Australia Day , also referred to as Straya Day, is being celebrated on Wednesday, January 26 2022. It is a public holiday, and is about national pride and achievements. The holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve (January 25), the Australia Day Honours list, and speeches from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. In 2022 for the first time, a person with disability was named the 2022 Australian of the Year - Paralympian tennis champion Dylan Alcott. In the capital of Australia, Canberra, the day is marked by a coronavirus restrictions-compliant food, music and firework displays, National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony. … [Read more...] about When is Australia Day 2022 and how is ‘Straya Day’ celebrated?
TODAY marks Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance that honours millions of people who perished during the Nazi regime. In 2022, it has adopted the theme of "One Day", reflecting how those in concentration camps existed in the moment as they struggled to survive. But what time does the event begin? What is the Light a Candle event? Holocaust Memorial Day is held annually on January 27. Due to the ongoing pandemic , 2022's celebration has been adapted to embrace the lack of gatherings. The stay-at-home celebration encourages people to light a candle this evening and place it safely in their windows to remember those who lost their lives. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust said the objective of the Light a Candle event is "to remember all those who were murdered for who they were" and "stand against prejudice and hatred in the world today". Using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness, people are encouraged to share photos of … [Read more...] about Holocaust Memorial Day 2022: What time is the Light a Candle event tonight?
By Joseph Lee Published 1 hour ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics The Holocaust Portraits of seven of the UK's last remaining Holocaust survivors have gone on display at the Queen's Gallery to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Prince of Wales, who commissioned them, said the portraits would be a "permanent reminder" of their experiences. A national ceremony will be streamed online to remember victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. At 20:00 GMT, people are being asked to leave a lighted candle in their window. Prince Charles said he commissioned the portraits as an enduring reminder of the horrors of the Nazi regime in World War Two and in tribute to the Jewish refugees who made their home in Britain. He was left moved after one survivor of Auschwitz showed him her concentration camp tattoo at an event to unveil the portraits … [Read more...] about Holocaust Memorial Day: Portraits of last remaining UK survivors unveiled
Candles have been lit across the UK to mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and remember those who have lost their lives in genocide. Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, set up to commemorate the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered by the Nazis during World War Two . They attempted to wipe out all the Jews in Europe, along with others who their ideology did not accept such as Roma and Sinti people, disabled people, gay people, and political opponents. The day, held annually on January 27, also commemorates lives lost in other sickening genocides including those in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur. Tonight, Holocaust survivors gathered in central London to mark the day. A group of nearly 30 survivors and their families stood on the steps of Piccadilly Circus holding flickering candles. The group looked up at the junction’s giant billboards, where portraits of them and fellow survivors were displayed. A film was … [Read more...] about Candles lit across UK to ‘light the darkness’ on Holocaust Memorial Day