World: The Young Jewish Woman Who Blew Up Nazis - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

World The Young Jewish Woman Who Blew Up Nazis

23:30  13 october  2019
23:30  13 october  2019 Source:   ozy.com

Anti-Semitic graffiti outside of Yale Law School sparks investigation

  Anti-Semitic graffiti outside of Yale Law School sparks investigation Anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled alongside the word “Trump” outside Yale Law School has sparked an investigation at the New Haven university. A white swastika, spray-painted above the president’s name, appeared on the law school steps amid the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Yale Daily News reported. The offensive markings were covered with black paint and a doormat Sunday afternoon and fully removed from the building’s side entrance by Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

In theory, the plan was simple: Sneak into the bakery, where thousands of loaves of bread were being prepared for German prisoners of war and lace them all with arsenic. For the rest of the world, the war had ended. But for steely Jewish 20-something Vitka Kempner and her co-conspirators, it wouldn’t end until every last Nazi was dead.

Police: Young Woman Attempted Series Of Carjackings To Get To Mom’s House To Use WiFi

  Police: Young Woman Attempted Series Of Carjackings To Get To Mom’s House To Use WiFi New details are emerging about the young woman facing a long list of charges in a series of attempted carjackings in East Liberty. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncPolice have charged 19-year-old Ajanay Watson with simple assault, theft, robbery of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude a police officer. According to the criminal complaint, Watson tried to steal the vehicles in order to get to her mother’s house because she needed to use the WiFi.Police say one of the people Watson allegedly attempted to carjack was an off-duty sheriff’s deputy.

Ultimately, the scheme failed. Sort of. Despite the fact that some 2,280 inmates fell ill, none of them died. Together, with wartime partisan leader Abba Kovner, her future husband, Kempner quickly ditched Europe for then-British Palestine, where they’d spend the rest of their lives in relative peace. And though morally questionable, the 1946 poisoning episode in Nuremberg — the final in a short but storied career packed with brazen resistance — highlighted her dedication to fighting for an oppressed people.

But how did a young woman from provincial Poland morph into one of the war’s most notable resistance fighters? Firsthand experience with the murderous regime itself: Soon after the Wehrmacht entered her hometown of Kalisz in 1939, they rounded up its Jews inside a local church to prepare them for expulsion from the city. Kempner said she witnessed the act herself: “I decided the same night that I cannot stand it — the humiliation,” she said in a 1996 interview.

German president, at synagogue gunman attacked, says: "We must protect Jewish life"

  German president, at synagogue gunman attacked, says: Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day earlier in which he killed two people. © REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds flowers outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke "Today is a day of shame and disgrace," Steinmeier said outside the synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.

Hearing rumors that Jews were leaving for Palestine from Vilnius, Lithuania, she escaped to the Baltic city (then a hub of Eastern European Jewish culture) through bitter cold and against her father’s recommendation. That, Kempner said, was her “first act of resistance.” But as the Soviets arrived from the east to occupy the small country, thereby ending its several-decade stretch of independence, her foreign travel plans were scrapped. Then came the Germans again, trundling toward Moscow during their invasion of the Soviet Union.

Amid the multiple occupations endured by Eastern Europeans throughout World War II, the Jews were in a particularly precarious position. Already fighting for their own survival, local Jews — who experts say weren’t likely to have close neighborly relations with Lithuanians — were largely on their own as the latter focused on their own fight to regain independence. “I’m not sure they could rely on cross-ethnic networks,” says Roger Petersen, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies ethnic conflict.

Philadelphia Police: Woman Fatally Shoots 2 Young Daughters, Husband After Purchasing Handgun At Gun Shop

  Philadelphia Police: Woman Fatally Shoots 2 Young Daughters, Husband After Purchasing Handgun At Gun Shop The shooting took place inside the home on the 6300 block of Hegerman Street, shortly after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.The shooting took place inside a home on the 6300 block of Hegerman Street, shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday.

In early 1942, the 20-year-old Kempner joined a Zionist youth group under the United Partisan Organization (FPO) resistance movement, led by Kovner; as the city’s Jews were herded into a ghetto, they began taking action. Sneaking in and out of the neighborhood, they smuggled weapons, trained partisans and built bombs. That led to Kempner’s first real act of resistance: Ferrying out homemade explosives from the ghetto, and eventually affixing them to a Nazi train line in what’s believed to be one of the earliest acts of anti-Nazi sabotage on the eastern front. As Kempner later recalled, the explosion took her enemies — who reportedly thought the Poles had done it — by surprise: “The Germans were very astonished that in Vilnius there were partisans.”

As the Nazis cracked down more heavily on Vilnius, eventually liquidating its ghetto, the FPO began funneling fighters out to a forest outside the capital, from where the partisans staged a broader resistance campaign. According to the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, they blew up five bridges, destroyed 40 train carriages and more than 180 miles of tracks, killing 212 enemy soldiers in the process. It was Kempner who led the final batch of fighters into the woods. When the Soviet Army finally liberated the city in mid-1944, she and her fellow combatants were there to greet them. It’s said that a Yiddish folk song was dedicated to her exploits.

Woman and boy in serious condition after apparent shooting in D.C.

  Woman and boy in serious condition after apparent shooting in D.C. The two went to a firehouse in Southeast to seek help.The two arrived by car about 7:45 p.m. at the Engine 15 firehouse in the 2100 block of 14th Street SE, said Doug Buchanan, a D.C. fire spokesman. It was not immediately clear who drove them to the firehouse, but Buchanan said the car remained at the building after they arrived.

Then came the next phase of hers and Kovner’s activities. Now free of Nazi tyranny, but still facing heavy-handed Soviet rule, the Zionist activists began organizing an exodus of their peers from Eastern Europe — where they believed there was no future for Jews — to Palestine. But they had darker intentions: Parallel to that effort, Kovner formed a unit called “Nakam,” which aimed to exact revenge against Nazis, even long after the war had ended. Think Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but in real life. The Nuremberg bread plot was actually only set in motion when the group realized they wouldn’t quite be able to fulfill their real goal: To kill 6 million Germans by poisoning the water supply of Germany’s major cities.

But after authorities grew wise to the Nuremberg plot, Kempner and Kovner reached the end of their violent resistance. After moving to Palestine, they married and started a family, while Kempner pursued a career in child-focused special education. Upon her death in 2012, the chairman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, called Kempner’s story “one of struggle, courage and determination, not only to survive but to triumph.”

Painting that Nazis stole from Jewish family recovered from N.Y. museum .
The museum "was of course very upset to learn the history of the painting's seizure from the Mosse family by the Nazis in 1933," the museum director said.The work, "Winter" by American artist Gari Melchers, was part of the collection at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie until Sept. 10, according to federal court documents. The recovery is part of an international effort to find artwork that was stolen after the Nazis' ascension to power.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!