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Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is inviting students in grades three through 12, who live or go to school in the 45th Assembly District, to enter his 2015 Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest. With an unprecedented resurgence of anti-Semitic acts raging across Europe, Cymbrowitz is encouraging students to reflect on the Holocaust, examine how its lessons continue…

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The Aquila Theater Company and the Brooklyn Public Library are teaming up to stage dramatic readings of Sophocles’ “Philoctetes,” Euripides’ “Herakles,” Homer’s “Odyssey” and Sophocles’ “Ajax” for veterans, Holocaust survivors and the general public, this Saturday, September 6 at 12:00pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Sheepshead Bay branch, 2636 East 14th Street near Avenue Z. The readings of these…

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The following is an unaltered press release from the offices of Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein: Thanks to Assemblywoman Weinstein, Students at P.S. 52 learning about the Holocaust and World War II during the month of May, heard personal stories of survival from local Holocaust survivors. Contrasted with school Holocaust curriculums, the program brought members of New…

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To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this weekend, Temple Shalom will welcome to speak a Holocaust survivor, and a professor of Holocaust studies, this Monday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. Holocaust survivor Nat Feldman, who spent three years in the labor camps of Nazi-occupied Europe, will share his experiences, and Professor Lori Weintrob will discuss the…

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A 93-year-old survivor of the Holocaust died Monday morning after a fire ripped through his 15th floor apartment. Lipa Briks, who fled Poland in the 1930s, was pulled unconscious from his burning apartment at the Luna Park complex at 2954 West 8th Street shortly after 1:15 a.m. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where…

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The ringleader of a $57.3 million fraud scheme that siphoned money from of a Holocaust reparations fund was sentenced to eight years behind bars yesterday, announced United States Attorney Preet Bharara. Semen Domnitser played a pivotal role in the scheme, prosecutors say, having worked as a caseworker and program director that processed the fraudulent applications in…

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The forger of phony papers that allowed a Brighton Beach-based ring of individuals to ripoff more than $57 million from a reparations fund for Holocaust victims was sentenced to serve nearly two years in prison last week. The New York Post reports: A weeping Dora Grande bowed her head in shame and let out a…

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Long-shot mayoral candidate Erick Salgado is entering the fray over Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park, blasting the Parks Department for allowing the addition of stones memorializing non-Jewish victims. A press release issued last week to Russian and Jewish news outlets but obtained by Sheepshead Bites quotes Salgado calling the installation of five new stones for…

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