Last week, the new Administration released a statement acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This statement fails to acknowledge the historical fact that the Holocaust was a deliberate and well-calculated state-sponsored effort to systematically eliminate the Jewish people. In other words, to commit genocide.* This omission undermines the significance the United Nations Resolution that designated January…

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On Thursday May 5, Westchester Day School students commemorated Yom HaShoah in a number of meaningful ways. The Westchester Day School third grade was honored to participate in the Annual Westchester County-wide Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains. The program, sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Holocaust…

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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Ed Lessing, who survived the Holocaust, addressed students in a Thursday assembly at Hastings High School. The assembly was called in response to what police said was a bias crime in January, when houses were egged and painted with swastikas, according to a release. Lessing survived during Nazi occupation in Holland in…

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