Catholic News Agency: Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public

Catholic News Agency: Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public. “Relatives of Holocaust survivors and victims can now look through the files of more than 2,700 Jews who sought help through Vatican channels to escape Nazi persecution before and during the Second World War. The archives have gone public on the internet at the request of Pope Francis.”

Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide

Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide. “Learners in the at Algonquin College are developing an online resource cataloguing the genocide against the Yazidi people. In partnership with Yazidi Legal Network, the resource will serve as a database on crimes against Yazidis for human-rights lawyers and activists. Yazidis are Kurmanji-speaking peoples indigenous to Kurdistan. Canada has officially recognized the genocide of the Yazidi people by Daesh, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

Bellingcat: Russia’s Bucha “Facts” Versus the Evidence

Bellingcat: Russia’s Bucha “Facts” Versus the Evidence. “Initial reports from human rights organisations on the actions of Russian forces have detailed violence targeting civilians. Interviews with local residents, meanwhile, have accused Russian troops of carrying out summary executions of unarmed men over suspicions they had fought for Ukrainian armed forces in the Donbas in 2014, or even ‘simply for having a tattoo of Ukraine’s national emblem’. Russian officials have pushed back against these claims.”

Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya: report (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya: report. “A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority years after such behaviour was found to have played a determining role in the genocide against them. The report shared exclusively with The Associated Press showed the rights group Global Witness submitted eight paid ads for approval to Facebook, each including different versions of hate speech against Rohingya. All eight ads were approved by Facebook to be published.”

Fredonia State University of New York: SUNY Fredonia archives preserves Holocaust survivors’ memories

Fredonia State University of New York: SUNY Fredonia archives preserves Holocaust survivors’ memories. “How Holocaust survivors who relocated to western New York recalled their German camp experiences in interviews they gave more than three decades ago have been preserved in a digitalization project undertaken by Special Collections and Archives at SUNY Fredonia.” The interviews are not yet available online; that happens later this spring.

PRNewswire: The Blue Card Launches Podcast to Provide Holocaust Survivors a Voice, Now Available on Spotify and Anchor (PRESS RELEASE)

PRNewswire: The Blue Card Launches Podcast to Provide Holocaust Survivors a Voice, Now Available on Spotify and Anchor (PRESS RELEASE). “The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization assisting Holocaust survivors in need, recently launched their podcast on Monday, February 14, with their first guest being Holocaust survivor Laszlo Adler. In this series entitled Stories of The Holocaust, Masha Pearl, Executive Director of The Blue Card interviews survivors about their Holocaust experience, how they navigate their trauma, and the life lessons which have helped shape their perspective on prejudice and justice.”

Foreign Policy: What Germany Can Teach Serbia About Confronting Genocide

Foreign Policy: What Germany Can Teach Serbia About Confronting Genocide. “Many surveys of Serbians confirm sentiments of conscious denial of the Srebrenica genocide, pretending nothing happened, blaming all sides, or general apathy. The Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) recently presented ‘Zone of (Non)Responsibility,’ a collection containing more than a hundred excerpts from print and other media that talk about Srebrenica. This digital archive shows several phases of the official policy of denialism regarding the Srebrenica genocide since 1995.”

In this new exhibit, VR helps Holocaust survivors tell their stories (Fast Company)

Fast Company: In this new exhibit, VR helps Holocaust survivors tell their stories. “The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has long focused on honoring the memory of people murdered during the Holocaust and preserving the stories of those who survived. Now a new pair of short virtual reality films will enable visitors to hear those stories while experiencing immersive visuals that help explain the survivors’ experiences.”

Jerusalem Post: Yad Vashem partners with JewishGen on Holocaust genealogy database

Jerusalem Post: Yad Vashem partners with JewishGen on Holocaust genealogy database. “Yad Vashem – known universally as the World Holocaust Remembrance Center – will enter a partnership with The Museum of Jewish Heritage’s ‘Living Memorial of the Holocaust’ project, as well as the museum’s Jewish genealogy affiliate JewishGen, with the intention of sharing data on genealogical records.”

The Verge: Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict

The Verge: Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict. “Facebook has come under fire for its role in the Ethiopian conflict, with observers drawing parallels with the company’s role in the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. There, an online campaign led by Myanmar military personnel stoked hatred against the Rohingya minority groups and led to acts of mass murder and ethnic cleansing. In Ethiopia, similar rumors and incitements to violence have been allowed to proliferate, despite numerous Facebook employees reportedly raising the alarm within the company.”