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Centenary of the Armenian genocide

Centenary of the Armenian genocide

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We Remember

We Remember

We Remeber: On this day, April 15th, 1945 Bergen-Belsen was liberated. Now, Yom Hashoa is Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

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BB Denmark Popular As Never Before!

BB Denmark Popular As Never Before!

12 men were sworn in as new brothers of Danmark Loge (BBDenmark – one of the few lodges only for men) on February 10th. – BUT it doesn’t stop here, as another two brothers will be sworn in at a meeting in our lodge on April 26th, where the lodge will be honored by a visit of the President of BBE, Erika Van Gelder.…

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B'nai B'rith World Center Hosting Yom Hashoa Ceremony in Jerusalem April 16th

B'nai B'rith World Center Hosting Yom Hashoa Ceremony in Jerusalem April 16th

JOIN US: For the past thirteen years the B'nai B'rith World Center and the Jewish National Fund have co-sponsored a unique Holocaust Day (Yom Hashoah) ceremony, marking the heroism of Jews who saved fellow Jews during the years of torment in Europe. To the best of our knowledge this event is the only one in the world dedicated to recognizing the heroism of those Jews who tried to avert the…

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B’nai B’rith Europe Present at Re-Opening of the Grand Synagogue in Edirne, Turkey

B’nai B’rith Europe Present at Re-Opening of the Grand Synagogue in Edirne, Turkey

B'nai B'rith Europe was present at a historic event – The re-opening of the Grand Synagogue in Edirne. Opened in 1906 after the big fire destroyed the existing dozen synagogues who served one of the largest Jewish communities on the Balkans at the time. About 20,000 Jews used to live in Edirne/Adrianopol and so, Sultan Abdulhamid ordered to…

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Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive VP of B’nai B’rith International says no to a UN-imposed settlement

Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive VP of B’nai B’rith International says no to a UN-imposed settlement

Negotiations – tough ones involving give and take – are the only path to effectuate an end to the conflict. The United Nations is hardly a neutral arbiter when it comes to Israel. In fact, the UN's anti-Israel views routinely border on hysteria. In agency after agency at the United Nations, Israel is a pariah, held to an impossible standard; it is judged as no other nation is judged.

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With Ballots Counted, Netanyahu Scores Dramatic, Decisive Victory in Israeli Elections

With Ballots Counted, Netanyahu Scores Dramatic, Decisive Victory in Israeli Elections

With almost all the ballots counted for Israel’s general election held today, the ruling Likud party of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has scored a dramatic and decisive victory over the rival Zionist Union party.

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An Open Letter from Polin Lodge in Warsaw

An Open Letter from Polin Lodge in Warsaw

Please find attached an open letter expressing our opinion on the public debate regarding the monument of the "Saviors of Survivors" to be built in Poland.Best regards. Sergiusz Kowalski President B'nai B'rith Lodge Polin

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B'nai B'rith Delegation Addresses Latest UNHRC Attack On Israel In Visit to Geneva UN

B'nai B'rith Delegation Addresses Latest UNHRC Attack On Israel In Visit to Geneva UN

(Washington, D.C., March 13, 2015)—B’nai B’rith International sent its annual leadership delegation to Geneva to advocate on urgent issues facing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), including the body’s just deferred “Commission of Inquiry” report on the Israel’s conflict with Hamas during the summer of 2014, the continuing abuse of the Jewish state more generally at the council, Iran's destructive…

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B'nai B'rith France Invited to the European Parliament by the Delegation for Relations with Israel!

B'nai B'rith France Invited to the European Parliament by the Delegation for Relations with Israel!

The President of the Delegation for Relations with Israel at the European Parliament, Mr Fulvio Martusciello, wished, after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, to invite Bnai B'rith France, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy and the European Union of Jewish Students to a delegation meeting on February 26, 2015 in Brussels.  

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Centenary of the Armenian genocide




Armenian genocide


Today we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. 24 of April corresponds to the eve of April 24 1915, when 200 Armenian leaders were arrested, and later executed.

 Before the oppression started in 1894, Armenians were around 3 million people in the actual territory of Turkey. Turks were the same number and, the rest of the population was composed of many other nationalities.

From 1879, the Ottoman Empire Grand Vizir, expressed his wish to “make the Armenian people disappear forever.

In 1894, the Turks started the massacres, forced conversions, and gradually the destruction of the Armenian people had become State organised. The destructions reached a peak in 1914.One million and half perished either from massacres, starvation or deportations…

Most non-Turkish scholars of the events regard them as genocide - as do more than 20 states, including France, Germany, Canada and Russia, and various international bodies including the European Parliament.

Turkey rejects the term genocide, maintaining that many of the dead were killed in clashes during World War One, and that many ethnic Turks also suffered in the conflict.


 A 100 years after, we, B’nai B’rith remember and send our thoughts and prayers to the the Armenian people.

Centenary of the Armenian genocide




Armenian genocide


Today we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. 24 of April corresponds to the eve of April 24 1915, when 200 Armenian leaders were arrested, and later executed.

 Before the oppression started in 1894, Armenians were around 3 million people in the actual territory of Turkey. Turks were the same number and, the rest of the population was composed of many other nationalities.

From 1879, the Ottoman Empire Grand Vizir, expressed his wish to “make the Armenian people disappear forever.

In 1894, the Turks started the massacres, forced conversions, and gradually the destruction of the Armenian people had become State organised. The destructions reached a peak in 1914.One million and half perished either from massacres, starvation or deportations…

Most non-Turkish scholars of the events regard them as genocide - as do more than 20 states, including France, Germany, Canada and Russia, and various international bodies including the European Parliament.

Turkey rejects the term genocide, maintaining that many of the dead were killed in clashes during World War One, and that many ethnic Turks also suffered in the conflict.


 A 100 years after, we, B’nai B’rith remember and send our thoughts and prayers to the the Armenian people.

Centenary of the Armenian genocide


Today we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. 24 of April corresponds to the eve of April 24 1915, when 200 Armenian leaders were arrested, and later executed.

 Before the oppression started in 1894, Armenians were around 3 million people in the actual territory of Turkey. Turks were the same number and, the rest of the population was composed of many other nationalities.

From 1879, the Ottoman Empire Grand Vizir, expressed his wish to “make the Armenian people disappear forever.

In 1894, the Turks started the massacres, forced conversions, and gradually the destruction of the Armenian people had become State organised. The destructions reached a peak in 1914.One million and half perished either from massacres, starvation or deportations…

Most non-Turkish scholars of the events regard them as genocide - as do more than 20 states, including France, Germany, Canada and Russia, and various international bodies including the European Parliament.

Turkey rejects the term genocide, maintaining that many of the dead were killed in clashes during World War One, and that many ethnic Turks also suffered in the conflict.


 A 100 years after, we, B’nai B’rith remember and send our thoughts and prayers to the the Armenian people.

Happy 67th Birthday Israël!




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At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945

Compared to the appalling number of men, women and children killed at the Nazi extermination camps—places like Sobibor, Chelmno, Treblinka and others where, cumulatively, millions perished—the death toll at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwest Germany was (a horrible thing to say!) relatively small. More than a million people were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau alone; at Belsen, by most estimates, fewer than 100,000 died—from starvation and disease (typhus, for example), as well as outright slaughter.

But in the spring of 1945, photographs and eyewitness accounts from the liberation of camps like Bergen-Belsen afforded the disbelieving world outside of Europe its first glimpse into the abyss of Nazi depravity. All these years later, after countless reports, books, oral histories and documentary films have constructed a terrifyingly clear picture of the Third Reich's vast machinery of murder, it's difficult to grasp just how shocking these first revelations really were. The most horrific rumors about what was happening to the Jews and millions of other "undesirables—Catholics, pacifists, homosexuals, Slavs—in Nazi-occupied lands paled before the reality revealed by the liberation of the camps.

Here, seven decades after the April 1945 liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British troops, LIFE.com presents a series of photographs made at the camp by the great George Rodger (later a founding Magnum member). In an issue of LIFE published a few weeks later, in which several of the pictures in this gallery first appeared, the magazine told its readers of a "barbarism that reaches the low point of human degradation."

See photos here: http://time.com/3679103/at-the-gates-of-hell-the-liberation-of-bergen-belsen-april-1945/

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ON THIS DAY:

April 15, 1945: Bergen-Belsen was liberated.