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

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. ... Read more»1

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'Life masks' created by Arizona artist to keep stories of the Holocaust alive

Over the past 30 years, about 200 “Holocaust survivors, liberators and righteous gentiles” have sat in the chair of Werner Salinger - himself a survivor of Nazi atrocities - to have their faces preserved as a “life mask" in his art studio east of Old Town Scottsdale.... Read more»

The 'groyper army' is looking to make white nationalism mainstream. It has key allies in Arizona politics.

The self-styled “groyper army” - a collection of white nationalists whose goals include normalizing their extreme and racist views by aligning them with so-called “traditional” values - is now moving into the mainstream, and their annual conference will have a major Arizona presence.... Read more»

'Maus' books donated to TUSD to help teach about Holocaust

Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham donated 10 copies of the graphic novel "Maus," about surviving the Holocaust, to TUSD in response to a Tennessee school banning the book. Cunningham, who knew survivors, said he hopes local students find the book inspiring. ... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Burning down the Maus

Can the school board in Tennessee at least appreciate the irony of banning books about people who banned books? Hello? Is anyone home?... Read more»1

Arizona saw a rise in antisemitic and hate incidents in 2021

Antisemitic and hate incidents in Arizona this year saw a 26% increase from 2020 and a 41% increase from 2019, according to a year-end report by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.... Read more»

Az GOP legislators spoke at QAnon convention full of conspiracies and hate

Four Republican members of Arizona’s state legislature attended a QAnon convention in Las Vegas over the weekend that included speakers from the fringe of the conspiracy world as well as antisemitic imagery. ... Read more»

Az Republican senator tweets swastika, compares COVID vaccines to Holocaust

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.”... Read more»

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

Arizona schools will be required to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides twice in a six-year span under a new law, and advocates "hope that the young people will learn what hate can lead to.” ... Read more»

Arizona plans to use gas chamber again, sparking revulsion, disbelief

Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief. ... Read more»

Controversial definition of anti-Semitism set for full Arizona Senate vote

A strike-everything amendment turned House Bill 2282 from a small business grant bill into legislation that would require a controversial definition of anti-Semitism when teaching about the Holocaust in Arizona schools, raising concerns about people’s First Amendment rights to criticize government and academic freedom.... Read more»

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

Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was condemned by politicians from both sides for remarks she made comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. ... Read more»

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

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll. Among Arizona millennials surveyed in March 2020, 42% could not name a single concentration camp the Nazis built to detain and exterminate Jews and others deemed undesirable. ... Read more»

‘Never forget': Survivors want Holocaust education for younger generations

Seventy-five years after the atrocities of Auschwitz, memories of the Holocaust are fading for younger generations who learn little about genocides in school, according to education advocates who believe they have the answer: Make it Arizona law to teach about the horrors of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.”... Read more»

Perennial Green candidate Croteau posts Holocaust denial, anti-Semitic meme

David Croteau, a frequent local Green candidate, posted an anti-Semitic meme Monday — accusing Jews of "mass murder" and "control of the media" — and then shared a screed denying the Holocaust took place.... Read more»4

Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech, but not black kids

A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression. ... Read more»1

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