Holocaust

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Paul Gosar tweeted a meme used by neo-Nazis

BY: - April 27, 2022

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar posted — and later deleted — a meme rooted in violent and racist online culture that was praised by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Gosar’s social media postings on Twitter and Gab featured a picture of the Prescott Republican with a red filter that is part of the […]

Wendy Rogers, Kari Lake and Joe Arpaio are listed as speakers at white nationalist conference

BY: - February 18, 2022

Arizona Republican politicians, including a sitting state senator, are scheduled to speak at a white nationalist conference in Florida next week.  Flagstaff Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake are all listed on the America First Political Action Conference website as being in attendance, with Rogers […]

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Keeping Holocaust stories alive is essential for learning from the past

BY: - January 27, 2022

Holocaust stories are important for every Arizonan. We must keep them alive. Today, January 27, was designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the United Nations in 2005. This was the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and on this date, we honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust — […]

A GOP senator likened COVID vaccines to the Holocaust, tweeted a swastika and told a Jewish group who complained to ‘learn your history’

BY: - September 13, 2021

After comparing vaccine supporters to Nazis and sharing an image of needles in the shape of a swastika on social media, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend dismissed a Jewish organization who admonished her to “learn your history.” On Sunday, Townsend tweeted an image a Nazi flag made up of needles with a caption that anyone […]

Arizona students will learn about the Holocaust, other genocides, under new law

BY: - July 14, 2021

Arizona schools will be required to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides twice in a six-year span under a new law. 

Controversial definition of anti-Semitism set for full Senate vote

BY: - May 26, 2021

A bill requiring a controversial definition of anti-Semitism when teaching about the Holocaust in Arizona schools passed Tuesday as lawmakers consider a flurry of budget bills. 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene comparison of mask-wearing and the Holocaust condemned

BY: - May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned remarks by Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. 

As survivors pass on, Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

BY: - March 8, 2021

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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The Trump administration wants immigrants to fund their own red tape

BY: - November 22, 2019

The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States.