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Auschwitz to Rwanda: the link between science, colonialism and genocide

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Heike Becker, University of the Western Cape When the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz death camp on 27 January 1945, among the prisoners left beh...

In 1939, America Turned Away A Ship Full Of Refugees. This Is What Happened Next.

Matt Mikalatos | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Matt Mikalatos

On May 27th, 1939, a ship called the St. Louis arrived in Havana, Cuba. A little over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany were on it, who had purchased t...

There’s A Reason This Holocaust Survivor Goes Back To His Synagogue In Greece Every Summer

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.09.2016 | World

“Never again,” 86 year-old Auschwitz survivor Sami Mondiano says, calmly yet firmly, as he addresses a group of tourists in the Kahal Shalom synag...

Auschwitz Survivor Finds Trump 'Deportation Task Force' A Little Too Familiar

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

If Donald Trump's promise to deport millions of immigrants, 'day one', sounds familiar to Werner Reich, it's because, as a teenager, that's what Hitler did to him.

Pope Francis Pays Moving Silent Tribute To Auschwitz Death Camp Victims

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 12.29.2016 | Religion

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tr...

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Israel's July 1976 Raid on Entebbe: The State of Israel ensures that "Never Again" remains a reality

Adam Milstein | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

Seventy years ago, in the wake of the Holocaust, the Jewish people took a vow: Never Again! After the Nazis murdered six million Jews, we came to rec...

It Took Me Years To Read Eli Wiesel's "Night"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.04.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

When I read "Night", I read it as a Jew and as a person. I recommend it as both.

Ex-Auschwitz Guard Convicted In Holocaust Murder Trial

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.17.2016 | World

DETMOLD, Germany (Reuters) - A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 peop...

Heartbreaking Discovery Made At Auschwitz

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

The Nazis stole everything they could from victims of the Holocaust, but one family managed to outsmart them for more than 70 years. Staff at the Aus...

Son of Saul, Auschwitz, and Yom HaShoah

Patrick Hicks | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Patrick Hicks

I've been waiting to see Son of Saul for a long time now. It had a limited release in the United States, and because of this, it never came to a theatre in my little town on the prairie. So when it was released on DVD a few days ago, I had it shipped overnight to my house.

Former Nazi Guard Apologizes To Victims: 'Auschwitz Was A Nightmare'

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.29.2016 | World

DETMOLD, Germany (Reuters) - A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologized in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regret...

Auschwitz 2016

Adina Ciment | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Adina Ciment

My daughter, who is studying abroad for the year, recently returned from a trip to Poland. It was part of the year program she is on and so prior to going she spent some time learning about the Jewish history of the areas she was going to visit, the life that was there both before and during World War II.

Former Auschwitz Guard Dies Just Days Before Going On Trial

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.08.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A former Auschwitz guard has died only days before going on trial in Germany, accused of being an accessory to the murder of more t...

95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Urges Nazi Trial Suspects To 'Tell The Truth'

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Holocaust survivor said on Tuesday that four suspects accused by German prosecutors of being accessory to murder at Auschwitz mus...

Escape to Poland: In the Dark, Ep. 5

Robin Rodig | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

The pitch black outside that continually forces you to refocus your gaze. The roar, the screeching of the brakes that begin long before the next stop....

Former Nazi Paramedic Set To Stand Trial At 95

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.01.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 95-year-old former Nazi SS paramedic at the Auschwitz death camp, accused of being an accomplice to the murder of thousands, is t...

Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes On Trial Over Murder Of 170K People

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

A 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz lowered his eyes as he arrived at a German court on Thursday to be tried as an accessory to the murder of at l...

Anti-Semitism Emerges at Task Force Protest

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.26.2017 | 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 12.31.2016 | 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 the ...

How I Got There: Dagmar Lieblova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.17.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.18.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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.