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External Sites of Interest

External Sites of Interest

Minister Kenney issues statement on the final report of the
Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism

Ottawa, July 8, 2011 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on yesterday's release of the final report of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism�

Canada Supports Intensified Restrictions on Iran

July 8, 2011 - John Baird, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, today announced that Canada, together with the United Kingdom and the United States, is increasing restrictions on the Iranian authorities to hold them accountable for their international human rights obligations�

Chagall & Jay Black

A popular singer and group in the 60's was Jay and The Americans. Jay Black (Real name David Blatt) was from an Orthodox Jewish background. His most famous song was Cara Mia. They had many top hits. His voice had an operatic/cantorial quality.

He recorded a famous Yiddish song called "Where is the Village?" (Vi iz dus geseleh?) in 1966.

Jay adapted it into a version to demonstrate his feelings about the Holocaust. After a long struggle with the record company, he convinced them to let him record it. While recording it he worked with Artie Butler to help him with the arrangement. He added Chagall's paintings to provide sentimental visions of the Jewish villages in vivid colours.

Hope you enjoy this! The Chagall pictures are spectacular.

The Auschwitz Album  - posted May 19, 2011

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier.
The photos were taken at the end of May or beginning of June 1944, either by Ernst Hofmann or by Bernhard Walter, two SS men whose task was to take ID photos and fingerprints of the inmates� [more�]