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Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Paolo Gentiloni, Justin Trudeau, Malcolm Turnbull, Beata Szydlo, António Costa, Sorin Grindeanu, Dmitry Medvedev, Aleksandar Vučić, Robert Fico, Miro Cerar, Mariano Rajoy, Stefan Löfven, Doris Leuthard, Binali Yıldırım, Volodymyr Groysman, Theresa May, Tabaré Vázquez, Juha Sipilä, Bernard CAZENEUVE, Donald Trump, Edi Rama, Mauricio Macri, Christian Kern, Andrei Kobyakov, Charles Michel, Denis Zvizdić, Michel Temer, Boyko Borissov, Andrej Plenković, Nicos Anastasiades, Bohuslav Sobotka, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Juri Ratas, Angela Merkel, Alexis Tsipras, Viktor Orbán, Enda Kenny, Benjamin Netanyahu, Paolo Gentiloni, Maris Kucinskis, Saulius Skvernelis, Xavier Bettel, Emil Dimitriev, Joseph Muscat, Pavel Filip, Duško Marković, Mark Rutte, Erna Solberg

Justice for Holocaust Survivors: Property Restitution

Petition / עצומה / Pétition  As the population of Holocaust survivors diminishes, I ask your government to ensure justice for Holocaust survivors, their families, and for Jewish communities, whose property was wrongfully taken from them by the Nazis and their allies and by subsequent Communist governments. ככל שאוכלוסיית ניצולי השואה פוחתת, אני מבקש מממשלתך להבטיח צדק לניצולי שואה,למשפחותיהם ולקהילות היהודיות, אשר רכושם נלקח מהם שלא בצדק על ידי הנאצים ובעלי בריתם וממשלות קומוניסטיות אחריהם. Comme la population de survivants de l'Holocauste diminue, je demande à votre gouvernement de rendre justice aux survivants de l'Holocauste, à leurs familles et aux Communautés juives dont les biens ont été injustement spoliés par les nazis et leurs alliés ainsi que par les gouvernements communistes qui ont suivi.   --- Call to Action My name is Jehuda Evron, and I am a Holocaust survivor. I am asking you to take a simple step to help the effort to correct a historic wrong. I have fought for 20 years for the return of property taken by the Nazis from their Jewish victims, including from my wife’s family. I have pressed government officials in Poland – and around the globe – on behalf of Holocaust survivors, and spoken at countless meetings to tell the world our story. Now, I am in my 80s. Until the day I die, I will not give up. Every day, the few remaining Holocaust survivors are passing away. Sadly, many of these survivors will die in poverty, without benefiting from their property. Our struggle for justice cannot die with us. This Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), as the world remembers the Holocaust, I ask that the generations of those born after the Holocaust commit to continue the struggle that our generation started. Future generations need to continue efforts to recover what the Nazis, their allies and collaborators, as well as subsequent Communist governments, unjustly took from us and our families and from Jewish communities. The community of nations has taken some measures toward recognizing the need for justice. In 2009, 47 countries endorsed the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues. In doing so, these countries called for a fair and speedy process to file claims and receive restitution or compensation for our property, as well as for properties that belonged to the devastated Jewish communities. The Terezin Declaration also recognizes the governments’ responsibility to care for needy Holocaust survivors, and to provide restitution of heirless property in order to fund this assistance, as well as Holocaust commemoration and education. Together with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, I ask you to help in this struggle for justice and accept this Call to Action by signing this petition to the heads of state of the 47 nations that endorsed the Terezin Declaration. In deep appreciation, Jehuda Evron --- קול קורא שמי יהודה אברון ואני ניצול שואה. אני פונה אליכם לעשות צעד קטן, לסייע במאמצים לתקן עוול היסטורי. אני נאבק מזה 20 שנה להשבת הרכוש שנגזל ע"י הנאצים מקורבנות השואה היהודיים, ובכלל זה ממשפחת אשתי. הפעלתי לחץ על נציגי ממשלת פולין ובכל העולם, בשם ניצולי שואה, ובאין ספור פגישות סיפרתי את הסיפור שלנו. עכשיו אני בשנות השמונים לחיי. עד יומי האחרון, לא ארפה. מדי יום, כמה מניצולי השואה הולכים לעולמם. לצערי, רבים מהם ימותו בעוני, בלי ליהנות מהרכוש שלהם. המאבק שלנו לצדק אסור לו שימות אתנו. ביום השואה הקרוב, כשהעולם יזכור את השואה, אני מבקש שדורות ההמשך לניצולי השואה, יתחייבו להמשיך את המאבק שאנחנו התחלנו. הדורות הבאים חייבים להמשיך את המאמץ להשיב מה שהנאצים, עוזריהם והממשלות הקומוניסטיות שבאו אחריהם, לקחו שלא בדין מאתנו, משפחותינו ומהקהילות היהודיות. אומות העולם הכירו בצורך לעשיית צדק. 47 מדינות חתמו בשנת 2009, על הצהרת טרזין, העוסקת בהשבת נכסים מתקופת השואה. בעשותם כן, מדינות אלו קראו לתהליך מהיר והוגן לאפשר הגשת תביעות ולהשיב רכוש או פיצויים בשל הרכוש הגזול, כולל רכושם של הקהילות היהודיות. הצהרת טרזין גם הכירה באחריותם של הממשלות לטפל בניצולי שואה נזקקים, ולהשיב רכוש ללא יורשים, כדי לממן את העזרה לניצולי שואה, לחינוך והנצחה. יחד עם איל"ר, ארגון יהודי עולמי להשבת רכוש, אני פונה אליכם לסייע למאבק למען צדק ולהביע את הסכמתכם לקול הקורא בחתימתכם על העצומה המופנית ל-47 ראשי הממשלה שחתמו על הצהרת טרזין. בהערכה רבה, -- For more information, please visit the WJRO Call to Action website.

World Jewish Restitution Organization
3,763 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to United States Congress

Don’t take away funding to teach school kids about the Holocaust

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate crimes have spiked across our country since last November. Now, more than ever, our public school students need access to programming that encourages tolerance and understanding for all people. When students take a field trip to Holocaust museums and Holocaust resource centers to meet Holocaust survivors, a powerful connection is made and never forgotten. There is no better way to fight anti-Semitism and racism than to learn the lessons of the past -- and see first-hand -- where racism and religious intolerance ultimately leads. This kind of public school programming is now under attack. Through House Bill 610, Congress and the Trump Administration wants to allow the Department of Education to turn essential federal funds into so-called “block grants” that can be used for whatever a particular state wants to do. If we are serious about educating our young people, the future citizens of our nation, about tolerance and acceptance of all Americans -- we need to prioritize and protect funding for programs like these. Our children and country need these educational experiences more than ever -- Jews and other minorities are under threat in our country -- with attacks, vandalism, or phoned bomb threats reported almost on a daily basis. If you believe tolerance and understanding is stronger than hate, sign and share this petition today. Tell Congress and Secretary DeVos to protect the Holocaust education funding that our public school students is needed now, more than ever.

The Bestemming Project
9,502 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to United States Congress

Designate Neo-Nazis / Alt Right As Terror Organizations

Take away free speech laws from AltRight / Neo-Nazis - stop incitement - enable FBI to arrest criminals. As you read this petition, American Nazis / Alt Right are terrorizing Jewish families and their friends in Whitefish, Montana. They have threatened to bring automatic weapons to a planned march.  The city of Whitefish argues that they will have to allow these racist Nazi thugs into their town based on "free speech".Incitement to murder and or harm Jews and other minorities is not free speech.The Jewish families of Whitefish and the businesses that they are associated with have all been targeted online with death threats.  Nazi / Alt Right terrorism is not limited to Montana. In January and February 2017, Jewish Centers across the country were targeted with bomb threats. Hundreds of Jewish graves destroyed.  More than 150 neo-Nazis and white supremacists, many of them armed, staged a rally in April in a Kentucky county that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. Benjamin McDowell, 29, was arrested by FBI agents after he purchased a gun from an undercover agent in South Carolina, McDowell planned a massive terror attack on a synagogue. Have we not learned anything about Nazis?Have we forgotten the brutal history of the Nazi Party - 11 million murdered in World War Two as the result of racist hate?The Nazis of 2017 have the same agenda as the Nazis of 1938.In addition, the Nazis of 2017 have aligned themselves with the Hamas Islamic terror organization (Jihad) to achieve their global and domestic goals. We recognize that many did not live through nor experience the original Nazi genocidal era. So we ask you to think of the evil of ISIS and the efforts that modern Nazis are making to associate with them and Hamas. We are taking this action as the United Kingdom has recently declared the Neo-Nazi, anti-semitic group "National Action" as a terror organization under the Terrorism Act 2000. It is now a criminal offense to recruit for, be a member of or in any way support a Neo-Nazi group including displaying Nazi or Nazi supporting flags, posters or banners. We are taking this action as SPLC on behalf of Jewish Montana resident Tanya Gersh and her family file charges relating to death threats, criminal harassment against the editor of the largest hate publication in the USA - the Nazi online site The Daily Stormer. See: www.splcenter.org/news/2017/04/18/splc-sues-neo-nazi-leader-who-targeted-jewish-woman-anti-semitic-harassment-campaign We kindly request of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to designate the American Nazi Party AKA National Socialist White People's Party aka National Policy Institute as terror organizations. This present and clear danger to the welfare, protection and safety of American citizens needs to be addressed without delay. PLEASE SHARE: www.StopNeoNazis.com / www.NaziTerrorismPetition.com

Joel Leyden
271 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to New York State Board of Regents

A teacher has assigned students to defend the Holocaust; superiors said okay. Fire them!

A school teacher in Oswego, New York, Michael DeNobile, who teaches in a countywide program for high school students, has given an assignment asking them to argue for the extermination of Jewish people.  DeNobile’s assignment asked students to put themselves in the shoes of Adolf Hitler’s staff, under the guise of “going outside your comfort zone and training your brain to logistically find the evidence to prove a point.”  Superintendent Christopher Todd defended the assignment, saying “We embrace creativity.”  New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia also defended the assignment, saying "I think it's certainly a question where you want students to think on both sides.”   Statement of Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect: “This assignment ranks as the most evil, immoral and educationally objectionable assignment to students we’ve ever heard of.  We call for the immediate firings of the teacher and of the superintendent who approved the assignment.  It would be unconscionable for this teacher to remain in the classroom, and for the superintendent to remain in educational leadership, a moment longer.  We are equally repulsed by the unconscionable reaction of state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who also defended the assignment.  We call on the New York State Regents to fire her at once.”

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
1,507 supporters