Community Intelligence Brief: October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

Intelligence Brief

Antisemitism on the rise in the EU

According to research by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, antisemitism is growing in the EU and acts of violence against Jews in certain countries are increasing. Most cases of antisemitic harassment were registered in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany where 43% of Germans consider antisemitic incidents a "very serious problem."

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Thousands march in Berlin against antisemitism

More than 10,000 people in Berlin marched on Sunday against antisemitism and in a show of support for the victims of last week's shooting in Halle, Germany. Marchers carried Israeli flags and banners with slogans reading "No Nazis" and "Far-right terror threatens our society."

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Tour for Humanity on the road in full force

The Tour for Humanity is on the road in full force, visiting schools throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. On Friday, educator Emily was in Whitchurch-Stouffville educating students in grades 6-8 through FSWC's Canadian Experience workshop and a modified Lessons and Legacy of the Holocaust workshop, while today educator Elena was in Thornhill working with students in grades 7-8. Upcoming stops for the bus this month include schools in Burlington, Peterborough, Thornhill and North York as well as a special visit to Halton Regional Police Service.

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Hate is on the rise around the world, including here in Canada where the work of FSWC has become more important than ever. Through our advocacy initiatives and education programs like Tour for Humanity and Freedom Day - which reached some 35,000 students this past year - FSWC is committed to standing up to antisemitism and other forms of hate and intolerance in Canada.

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Recordings from Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders to be made public

Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form. The files, which capture several hundred hours of the first high-profile trial of Nazi leaders in Nuremberg, will be available in the Hague International Court of Justice, the Shoah Memorial in Paris and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Memorabilia shows just how many Nazis settled in Buenos Aires

The latest case of Nazi memorabilia seized in Argentina has ignited speculation over who has cashed in by selling such items to eager collectors, with suspicion falling on the families of the estimated 9,000 former Nazi party members and SS officers who escaped justice by fleeing to South America at the end of the Second World War.

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Romania to open its first Holocaust museum

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum, stating the National Museum of Jewish History and the Holocaust in Romania aims to recover the memory of the Holocaust, improve education around the mass murder of Jews and combat antisemitism.

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Report Antisemitism and News of Concern to FSWC

If you would like to report antisemitism or news of concern to Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, please email aborisovsky@fswc.ca.

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