Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by State of the Art ByFarhad Manjoo Aug. 30, 2018 Let’s get this out of the way first: There is no basis for the charge that President Trump leveled against Google this week — that the search engine, for political reasons, favored anti-Trump news outlets in its results. None. Mr. Trump also claimed that Google advertised President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses on its home page but did not highlight his own. That, too, was false, as screenshots show that Google did link to Mr. Trump’s address this year. But that concludes the “defense of Google” portion of this column. Because whether he knew it or not, Mr. Trump’s false charges crashed into a longstanding set of worries about Google, its biases and its power. When you get beyond the … [Read more...] about Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google
Did the holocaust happen
THE Holocaust saw the systematic murder of some six million European Jews. It was an event that shocked the world when the full extent of the horror came to light. What happened during the Holocaust and when was it? The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah - which means "destruction" in Hebrew - took place between 1941 and 1945. It was a genocide carried out during World War II, where Jews were targeted among other groups. The Romani people, ethnic Poles, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses were also killed. Any group which did not match the behaviour of the prescribed norms was targeted. Who was involved in the Holocaust? The Nazis were the orchestrators of the Holocaust. After coming to power in 1933, Adolf Hitler's government passed laws to exclude Jews from society - most notably the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939 ghettos were set up to segregate Jews, and more than 42, 000 camps and … [Read more...] about What happened during the Holocaust, when was it, who was involved and what was the death toll?
Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post Published 11:06 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Oliver Contreras. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Holocaust survivor, Halinda Yasharoff, 85, shares her story during the annual brunch honoring survivors at The Progress Club in Rockville, Maryland. Holocaust survivor, Halinda Yasharoff, 85, shares her story during the annual brunch honoring survivors at The Progress Club in Rockville, Maryland. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Oliver Contreras. They survived the Holocaust. Now the world is forgetting what they endured. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery They have lived so long they are watching the world forget. These Holocaust survivors - who range in age from 79 to 101 - gathered for an annual brunch Sunday in suburban Washington, where they … [Read more...] about They survived the Holocaust. Now the world is forgetting what they endured.
HARROWING colourised portraits of the Auschwitz inmates taken shortly before they were cruelly murdered give a vivid picture of the horrors of the Holocaust. Original black and white pictures of the prisoners have been restored and colourised by Marina Amaral. The Brazilian worked on the project Faces of Auschwitz, which was designed to tell the individual stories of the inmates who suffered at the hands of the Nazis in the death camps. It is believed about 1.1million people, including Jews, Slavs and the disabled, lost their lives in the notorious camp in southern Poland. The pictures were taken between 1941 and early 1943 as part of the Nazis’ registration process for new prisoners. Marina said: “Faces of Auschwitz aims to recover these stories and present them through a modern perspective, so current and future generations will look back at those we lost, understand the roots of hate and ensure atrocities of the past will never happen again. “Monstrous hatred was … [Read more...] about Haunting colourised photos of Auschwitz prisoners before they were murdered bring to life the horrors of the Holocaust
“My mother went in the gas chamber first,” the Holocaust survivor recalled. “They took my sister and me to the bathhouse, shaved our heads and gave us striped clothes and wooden shoes. We started asking for our parents and crying, ‘Where is Mom? Where is Dad?’ They said they’d follow us, but they never did.”This was Betty Rieger of Skokie telling her story in 1991 at a North suburban synagogue, according to a Tribune report. The Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. Rieger was 18 when she, her parents and eight brothers and sisters were taken from their home to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Only Rieger, her sister and a brother survived the six months in the camp.“The pain is still there, and it always will be,” said Rieger, who died in 2011. “But hopefully we’ll leave a legacy for future generations, and it will never happen again. That’s our motto: Never again, never again.”And so it must be. The Nazis … [Read more...] about A lesson from the Holocaust: Never stop telling the terrible stories