The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories

The Jewish Chronicle: New site launched for Shoah stories . “The National Holocaust Centre & Museum has created a new website which tells the story of four refugees from Nazi Europe, using some of the objects they owned. Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Journeys, set up jointly with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and with sponsorship from the Arts Council, was launched on Tuesday to coincide with Refugee Week.”

Times of Israel: Google engineer identifies anonymous faces in WWII photos with AI facial recognition

Times of Israel: Google engineer identifies anonymous faces in WWII photos with AI facial recognition. “Walking past the countless photos of Holocaust survivors and victims at Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2016, New York-native Daniel Patt was haunted by the possibility that he was passing the faces of his own relatives without even knowing it…. he set to work creating and developing From Numbers to Names (N2N), an artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition platform that can scan through photos from prewar Europe and the Holocaust, linking them to people living today.”

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.”

Jerusalem Post: Map of Jewish heritage sites in Ukraine presented to Russian ambassador

Jerusalem Post: Map of Jewish heritage sites in Ukraine presented to Russian ambassador . “The locations of Jewish heritage sites in Ukraine were passed on to Anatoly Viktorov, Russia’s Ambassador to Israel by Yaakov Hagoel, the chairman of the World Zionist Organization (WZO) on Wednesday. In light of the great risk of damage to national Jewish heritage sites in Ukraine, Hagoel shared a map of the Jewish heritage sites in Ukraine with the Russian ambassador in order to avoid as much accidental damage to the sites as possible.”

UCLA: New coast-to-coast series brings trailblazing Jewish musicians to audiences everywhere

UCLA: New coast-to-coast series brings trailblazing Jewish musicians to audiences everywhere. “Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Season 1 episodes will air the first Wednesday of every month from June until October.”

BusinessWire: Arolsen Archives’ #everynamecounts Project Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Uncover Information on Victims of Nazi Persecution (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Arolsen Archives’ #everynamecounts Project Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Uncover Information on Victims of Nazi Persecution (PRESS RELEASE). “A team of volunteers from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has built an artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution that helps extract information on victims of Nazi persecution from documents in the Arolsen Archives 40 times faster than previous efforts.”

Anash: New Website Hosts Hundreds Of “Raw” Videos Of The Rebbe

Anash: New Website Hosts Hundreds Of “Raw” Videos Of The Rebbe. This concerns Menachem Mendel Schneerson. “A new website offers chassidim the opportunity to watch many hundreds of hours of the Rebbe’s farbrengens, sichos, distribution of dollars, and events with the Rebbe throughout the decades. Unique about the site is the fact that it offers full, unedited videos, with no paywall or hidden videos, allowing any chossid to choose any farbrengen or video of the Rebbe, and truly experience living with the Rebbe.”

Anash: New App To Release Thousands Of The Rebbe’s English Letters

Anash: New App To Release Thousands Of The Rebbe’s English Letters. “On the new state-of-the-art app, users will be able to view over 5,000 letters addressing every topic imaginable. 2,000 of them are being published on the app for the first time. The app is slated to launch in the beginning of next week, bringing this inaccessible part of the Rebbe’s Torah to thousands in time for the Rebbe’s 120th birthday.” This is one of those items that came with a minimum of context and I couldn’t find more extensive information. I’m 99% sure this app covers the letters of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and if I’m in error I sincerely apologize in advance.

Times of Israel: Where are you for Seder? Website pairs Israeli hosts with new Ukrainian immigrants

Times of Israel: Where are you for Seder? Website pairs Israeli hosts with new Ukrainian immigrants. “In an effort to help ease their integration into Israeli society and in response to many offers of assistance from Israeli citizens, the Immigration and Absorption Ministry, along with the Jewish People Policy Institute think tank and Army Radio, launched its new initiative, in which Israelis offer to host new immigrants for the Seder meal by filling out an online form (Hebrew)…. Alongside this initiative, the Immigration and Absorption Ministry also unveiled a new program to allow Israelis to offer various forms of assistance to the new immigrants from Ukraine, as well as those from Russia and Belarus, who have also been increasingly coming to Israel in the wake of Moscow’s war.”

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.”