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Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

What the protesters did was shut down all debate and reasonable exchange with some calling for the destruction of Israel which in the context of the meeting made no sense at all.

Suspected Auschwitz Medic To Go On Trial In Germany

Associated Press | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 95-year-old man will go on trial next month on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly serving in...

How I Got There: Dagmar Lieblova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Dagmar Lieblova is Holocaust survivor and the chairperson and cofounder of the Terezin Initiative. Lieblova was 14 years old when she and her family were transported to Auschwitz. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Lieblova to hear more about her survival story: a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

The Ghetto Swinger: The Incredible Story of Jazz Star Coco Schumann Who Played in Auschwitz For His Life

Michaela Haas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts
Michaela Haas

"We feigned a normal life. We tried to forget that there was an impenetrable fence all around."

Son of Saul (Art At Auschwitz)

Zachary Braiterman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Arts
Zachary Braiterman

It may be too early to say for sure, but I'm going to predict that Son of Saul sets a new standard, particularly for the arts and philosophy.

Warren's Week in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 12/14/15 to 12/20/15 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them each week by boldly engaging...

Son of Saul

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a dimly lit room naked people are herded towards a chamber. There are murmurs, moans and stifled cries for help. The door shuts. A gaseous odor fil...

A Book 'Everyone Says' We Must Read. Especially Now: Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Hitler had already occupied Austria when Viktor Frankl, a young Viennese psychiatrist and writer, learned that the United States had approved his request to immigrate. His parents were overjoyed -- their son would escape the Nazis, go off to America and continue his brilliant work.

German Man Investigated For Showing Nazi Death Camp Tattoo At Swimming Pool

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symb...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?

Former Nazi Sergeant Fit For Trial At 93, German Court Says

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 93-year-old former SS sergeant charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served ...

Polish Heritage Month Reveals Significant Underreported Stories From World War II

Greg Archer | Posted 10.20.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s, I was aware that my parents were Polish immigrants. My father, William Krzos, was an engineer at GTE -- I was intrigued by his vague remarks about being in a German labor camp.

His Mother Turned Left at Auschwitz

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Ernie Hollander and his family arrived at Auschwitz in 1944. He was seventeen years old and on his coat he wore a large yellow Star of David. His mother had sewn it there for him. Ernie and his family had traveled three days by train without food in a crowded cattle car from Iloshvo, a town in the Carpathian Mountains in what was then Hungary.

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

91-Year-Old German Woman Charged On Nazi Allegations

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she...

Deutsche Bank über alles...

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

While other mega-banks have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory retaliation there's something unique about Deutsche's problems and for me it's personal. I was born in Lubeck in Deutschland's north a few years after the war

Auschwitz Summer Cooling 'Showers' Anger Visitors

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.01.2015 | World

At least some visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland were shocked to find what resembled showers installed near...

Forgiveness: Too Many Moral Absolutes?

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

Forgiveness is highly contested territory, a discourse that gets shoe-horned into over simplified, black and white reasoning, which is why I've tried to create a more nuanced and layered discussion by presenting it through the stories of real people who all think about and articulate forgiveness in different ways.

Why The Srebrenica Massacre Must Be Recognized As A Genocide

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

I cannot in good conscience mourn my brother as a victim of genocide unless I similarly mourn all other victims of genocide, including the victims at Srebrenica.

What Was It Like to Testify Against Nazi War Criminal Oskar Groening?

Quora | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Quora

Originally I was supposed to testify in the trial of Oskar Groening after a whole list of people, but somehow they called on me to be first. That court was pretty disorganized so I decided that as soon as I got the opportunity to speak, I would do it.

Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted On 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling "moral guilt" for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesda...

Auschwitz Guard Convicted Of 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

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Former Auschwitz Guard Asks God For Forgiveness At Trial

AP | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz says he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables...

British Schoolboys Who Stole Auschwitz Artifacts Walk Free With Suspended Sentence

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

KRAKOW, Poland, June 23 (Reuters) - A Polish court on Tuesday found two British teenagers guilty of stealing historical artifacts during a school hist...

German Court Says Former Auschwitz SS Medic Unfit For Trial

AP | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says it will not proceed with the trial of a former SS sergeant who served as a medic in the Auschwitz death camp becau...