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Walking in Auschwitz, Amid the Weeds and Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Lea Lane

The friend I was traveling with was frightened by it all and didn't want to go into the camp. She would wait for me near the infamous railway watchtower entrance where the tracks ended, near where Cecile, a woman I had worked with on her memoir, had waited for selection.

Aerial View Of Auschwitz Pays Gripping Tribute To Holocaust Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

Personal accounts are invaluable in documenting the horrors of the Holocaust. But a stunning aerial view of one of the most notorious concentration ca...

Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation 70 Years On

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) -- When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russia...

A Bad Sign

Francis Levy | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

There has been much reporting about the attempt of Jewish families to reclaim works of art that had been pilfered by the Nazis.

Rare Children's Sketches Surface From The Holocaust

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

"One million five hundred thousand Jewish children were murdered in the Shoah. Man will never be able to face this fact with full comprehension," Isra...

Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich on Magic, Laughter, and 'The Great Nivelli'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sandi Bachom

April 8 was Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). It is the solemn occasion of the 70th year marking the murder of six million Jews and the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Survivors like Werner are the last eyewitnesses, they are our most precious resource.

Veteran Accused Of Fabricating Parts Of Auschwitz Heroics Story

Yahoo! News | Mike Collett | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

LONDON (Reuters) – A British World War Two veteran and his publisher have defended his account of smuggling himself into Auschwitz concentration cam...

Auschwitz Survivor Recalls Daring 1944 Escape

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NOWY TARG, Poland — With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot. The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walki...

Canadians Detained For Stealing Auschwitz Rail Spikes As Mementos

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Polish authorities detained two Canadians who allegedly stole spikes from a railway line that shipped Jews to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz...

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010: Honoring Nathan, Who Was Only Two

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

With Holocaust Remembrance Day -- Yom Hashoah -- coming up this Sunday, I want to share the tales of my friend Cecile, a Holocaust survivor.