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January 27 marks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Buffalo, one of the events marking the upcoming occasion is a scheduled visit by an author who has published a book about a Polish resistance fighter who sought to gather intelligence about the Auschwitz concentration camp complex by infiltrating it.

Courtesy of Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo.

The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo will host a free teacher training Wednesday featuring an expert from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.


Yad Vashem (db.yadvashem.org)

Funeral services were held Friday morning at Christ the King Church in Snyder for a man who, during his years as a young priest in his native Hungary, saved the lives of thousands of Jews, first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets.

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

The Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture are now members of the International Rehabilitation Council for Tortured Victims.

Local lawyers are commemorating one of the most important court cases in history on the stage of a local middle school. Members of the Bar Association of Erie County will re-enact the 1946 Nuremberg Tribunal – an event that its organizers believe, even 70 years later, still has an impact on today’s society.


Holocaust Center joins alarm about hate crimes

Dec 9, 2016

In recent months, there has been a surge in reported hate speech - on Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, African Americans, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Now an international group of 90 organizations, including the Holocaust Center of Buffalo, plus 71 Holocaust scholars and educators have signed on to a statement condemning such intolerance.

They lit six candles in somber remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined members of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo in proclaiming the week of May 1 a week of remembrance of Holocaust victims.

Andrew Beiter

Messages of hate have plagued society for many centuries, but they’ve never spread more rapidly than in today’s Internet society.

A local Holocaust survivor says it's her duty to tell the world about life under Nazi control. Sophia Veffer says educating the public is important, especially in light of current events.


Chris Caya/WBFO News

A ceremony marking Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day, was held in Erie County's Rath Building on Friday.