Avi Weiss

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A memorial in front of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association headquarters in Buenos Aires in 1994, where 85 people were killed by a car bomb.CreditCreditAli Burafi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A veinticinco años del atentado contra el centro comunitario judío más grande de Argentina, que dejó un saldo de 85 muertos y 300 heridos, todavía puedo escuchar el llanto de los fallecidos mientras camino por las calles de esta ciudad. He regresado para pasar la semana con la comunidad judía del país, vivir con ellos el duelo en este terrible aniversario y reunirme con funcionarios del gobierno para exigir que finalmente se haga justicia.

En marzo de 1992, la embajada de Israel en Buenos Aires había sufrido un ataque que cobró 29 vidas. Dos años después, el 18 de julio de 1994, el atentado suicida con un coche bomba en la sede de la Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) se convirtió en el ataque más mortífero en contra de la comunidad judía de la diáspora desde el Holocausto.…  Seguir leyendo »

A memorial in front of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association headquarters in Buenos Aires in 1994, where 85 people were killed by a car bomb.CreditCreditAli Burafi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Twenty-five years after Argentina’s largest Jewish community center was bombed, murdering 85 people and wounding another 300, the cries of the dead call out to me as I walk this city’s streets, having traveled to be with Argentina’s Jewish community this week to share its grief on this terrible anniversary and to meet government officials to demand that justice finally be done.

Two years after an attack on the Israeli Embassy here in March 1992 that took 29 lives, the suicide car bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association on July 18, 1994, became the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the diaspora since the Holocaust.…  Seguir leyendo »

Friday is the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the notorious death camp complex known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, where one million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. The complex included Auschwitz I and, two miles away, the much larger Auschwitz II, also known as Birkenau; that was where the Germans built four huge gas chambers, and where nearly all of the killings of Jews took place.

Of all the death factories created by Hitler’s Nazi regime to murder Jews, Birkenau was the most lethal. In the 1980s, Catholics in the village of Brzezinka (the Polish name for Birkenau) established a church in the camp.…  Seguir leyendo »