The traces of Jewish Madrid: a hidden legacy

http://www.abc.es Just after the week in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the Jewish Madrid – almost disappeared by the relentless weight of History – is located between generalized ignorance as a sort of hidden patrimony, relative to two concrete epochs. One, primitive and medieval, scene of persecutions and sustenance of legends around its…

Segovia and the Holcaust Day

Candles, white roses, poems and songs have reminded one of the most frightening times in European history in Segovia today and have served as a tribute to the more than 15 million victims of Nazism in an event celebrated on the occasion of the European Day of The Holocaust Memorial. The event was attended by…

David Hatchwell:”Anti-Semitism springs in Spain from a radical left wing”

David Hatchwell, president of the Jewish community in Madrid delivered a hard-hitting, direct speech, which left the representatives of the municipal executive behind. David Hatchwell, president of the Jewish community in Madrid: “Authorities, dear friends, Nobel laureate Eliezer Wiesel, in his work Night, tried to explain the extent of the annihilating zeal of the Nazi…

Ceuta(Spain) and the Shoah Remembrance

Ángel Sanz Briz, Chiune Sugihara, Irena Sendler, Giorgio Perlasca, Aristides de Sousa Mendes and Gino Bartali. Names that, a priori, are not too well known but had a huge impact for the millions of Jews who were persecuted during World War II. That is why last Friday Jan 27th on the International Day of Victims of the…

Asturias(Spain) remembers the Shoa

Candles and a concert to inaugurate in the Campo San Francisco the monument to the Jewish victims, next Sunday The Jewish Community of the Principality of Asturias will inaugurate next Sunday at noon a new monument in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, after having to remove the one that was in the Winter…

Bulgaria and the Shoa in the Sephardic Museum of Toledo(Spain)

The Sephardic Museum of Toledo hosts until next Monday, January 30, the documentary exhibition “The power of civil society during the Holocaust: the case of Bulgaria 1940-1944”, an exhibition that was created on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Salvation of the Bulgarian Jews during World War II and was first presented in…

Segovia remembers the victims of the holocaust

On January 27th, the United Nations General Assembly designated the International Day of Remembrance in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity and by the European Union as the European Day of Holocaust Remembrance . On this date the commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp…

The forgotten giants. Rabbis before and after the expulsion of Spain

A book by Yosef Bitton cites 20 Jewish personalities who lived between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, eight of them in Zamora This is the title of the book by Yosef Bitton, formerly the Great Rabbi of Uruguay and current spiritual leader of the Ohel David & Schlomo congregation in Brooklyn, New York, who in…

1942: Thousands of Jews took refuge in Barcelona

This happened 75 years ago, on January 20, 1942. Fifteen Nazi leaders met for an hour and a half in a chalet in Wansee, outside Berlin, and drafted the protocols that served to develop what was christened as a final solution , A subterfuge to avoid its real name: the Holocaust. Thousands of Jews went…

Events around the “Sofer Synagogue”-Toledo

In the Jewish religion, the sofer is the writer who transcribes the Torah and an expert in Hebrew calligraphy. The sofer is also a synagogue built in Toledo’s Jewish quarter at the end of the 12th century and probably destroyed two centuries later during the “Anti-Jewish Revolt” of 1391. Forgotten for centuries, less than a…