Chicago Jews Did Nazi WGN’s Yom Kippur Wishes Coming

(Chicago, IL — September 24, 2015) – A Chicago television station offering well-wishes to Jews on their Day of Atonement finds itself having to do some atoning itself. WGN-9 aired a story on Tuesday about Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Unfortunately, someone in their graphics department decided to use the symbol…

Holocaust Anniversary to be Commemorated, Celebrated, Shunned

(Auschwitz, Poland — January 27, 2015) – Most of the world is getting ready to commemorate the 70th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Others are planning to celebrate, and still others are planning to deny. First commemorated 10 years ago, the date was chosen to mark the anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the…

European Towns Cope with Centuries-Old Offensive Names

(Paris, France) – If you suddenly found out your town’s name – a name going back for centuries – was offensive to a particular religious or ethnic group, would you change it? Maybe. Maybe not. Such is the discussion over France’s La Mort aux Juifs, a tiny hamlet a mere 70 miles from Paris. The…