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Auschwitz

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 02.12.2016 | 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 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 the ...

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.

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?

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.

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 the entrance to the...

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.