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Evelyn Markus

November 7, 2019

First UN Study On Anti-Semitism Is ‘Call-out To The World’

The New York Jewish Week by Jonathon Mark From Brooklyn to Burma; from east to west; among intellectuals and illiterates; among the remnants of old Christianity and the strongholds of radical Islam; on the political right and left: There is no place on the planet where anti-Semitism is not surging or percolating, says a new United Nations report on global anti-Semitism. The first U.N. report dedicated wholly to anti-Semitism was submitted to the General Assembly…
November 7, 2019

Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’

Ahmed Shaheed reported his findings on the growth of the anti-Semitism to the General Assembly on Thursday, and took part in a panel discussion on the importance of education in addressing the problem on Friday. Mr. Shaheed noted that anti-Semitism is rising amongst groups associated with both the political right and left: “I am alarmed by the growing use of anti-Semitic tropes by white supremacists, including neo-Nazis and members of radical Islamist groups, in slogans,…
November 5, 2019

Jewish Journal

‘Never Again Is Now’ Sounds the Alarm on Rising Anti-Semitism Evelyn Markus, the daughter of Dutch Holocaust survivors, moved to Los Angeles in 2006 with her partner Rosa Zeegers. She no longer felt safe in Amsterdam amid escalating anti-Semitic attacks on the streets, at sports stadiums and after finding a pink Star of David graffitied on her front door. With Jews increasingly under siege all over Europe and a rise in anti-Semitism in the United…
November 4, 2019

Jew Hatred on Campus

Last weekend the University of Minnesota hosts the yearly conference of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). SJP has about 200 branches on university campuses throughout the United States and is affiliated with the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. SJP is known for its defamation of Israel and its intimidation and harassment of Israeli and Jewish students and speakers on campus. The Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the…
October 30, 2019

‘NEVER AGAIN IS NOW’: A Powerful Film By The Daughter of Holocaust Survivors Is A Stark Warning

Hollywood Life Bonnie Fuller If you think that the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were massacred by the German Nazis, could never happen again, you need to be aware of surging anti-semitism, warns filmmaker Evelyn Markus. When Evelyn Markus’s mom, Josephine, was still a teenager growing up in the Netherlands in 1940, she giddily got engaged to a handsome young man, Jules, who fell in love with her at first sight. It was her…
October 23, 2019

Film on the Qt!

Film Review on QEEERtimes by Matthew Paterno The late Elie Wiesel once stated, "To forget a holocaust is to be killed twice". When Evelyn Markus stuffed the last of her belongings into a bag sometime in 2004 and boarded a plane bound for U.S. soil, she likely only had two things on her mind: her partner Rosa Zeegers and her mother's long ago train ride from Bergen-Belsen to the gas chambers of East Germany. It's not that Markus is obsessed with…
October 21, 2019

Antisemitism is Moving from Fringe to Mainstream

Hate crimes and harassment against Jews in the United States have risen in the past four years. Some of which were the deadliest scale in American history. An important thing to look at is if the ideas behind these crimes are spreading. If the ideas spread the incidents will rise. (more…)
October 20, 2019

Oct 23rd Release for a Timely Doc

“Never Again Is Now” is a timely documentaryBy Laurie Schenden | October 21, 2019   With rising antisemitism in the United States and Europe, “Never Again Is Now” is a timely documentary that reveals an alarmingly expansive and nuanced portrait of Right, Left and religious influences on the populace.   At the heart of the film is Evelyn Markus, a Dutch lesbian Jew who fled to the United States with her partner, Rosa Zeegers. Click here to read the…
September 13, 2019

A Day in Jerusalem

This week I am on vacation in Israel. A long-time Israeli friend took me to Jerusalem yesterday and gave me a fantastic tour there. He grew up in that city. He showed me his house and the neighborhood where his family had lived for seven generations. They were Jews from Greece who escaped antisemitism and settled in Jerusalem in the 1800’s. (more…)