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Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Home
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Trauma, Survival, and Making Peace

Bernie Glassman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

How do we create a situation, a world, in which this does not happen to anyone, not just to young people? In which Never again does not mean Never again to us, but Never again to anyone? Never again to us is the victim's trope, survival at any cost; Never again to anyone is asserting our internal freedom even in the bleakest of circumstances, our insistence on the big picture.

The Social Immune System

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Socially, we're stuck in a system of profit (private prisons, for instance) and waste (human lives). We're stuck in a society with a defective immune system, and reaping the consequences.

Pastor Predicts Americans Will Someday Tour Abortion Clinics Like Auschwitz Camp

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

Pastor James L. Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, California, is convinced that President Obama is responsible for "morally and economically dest...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Holocaust Survivor: If The Nazis Killed Me, They Won

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

For Gene Klein, surviving Auschwitz required him to view his own personal survival as being a way of fighting back against the Nazis. "There comes ...

Bad Breaks

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

While visiting the Golan Heights in Northern Israel several years ago, I felt the sudden need to relieve myself. Instead of heading back to the bus, t...

Palestinian Students Visit Auschwitz For Educational Trip

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion

A group of Palestinian students and their professor who visited Auschwitz in March have returned home to sharp criticism from their university, The Wa...

Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Technology of Death

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Shelly Palmer

What motivated men to do this? This is worse than hate, worse than fear, worse than greed or jealousy or anything else I have ever felt. I don't know how you could justify killing anyone, so I cannot even imagine what inspires a nation to conceive of, fabricate, operationalize and use a killing factory.

Common Core and the Holocaust

Alan Singer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.

Abe Rosenthal: The Man I Remember Every Day

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.

Nazi Love

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

According to a recent Times story ("Himmler Papers Shed Light On Personal Life of a Nazi," NYT, 1/26/14), Mr. and Mrs. Himmler lived a life that was n...

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home
Melanie Chartoff

In The Roses Underneath, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

Haunting Portraits Honor The Holocaust's Female Victims

Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

It's a subject filled with so much horror and sadness few artists can bear to address it. The atrocities that occurred in the concentration camps of G...

Poetry After Auschwitz: Weinberg's the Passenger

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

In eight words, the German Jewish philosopher summed up the monumental challenge art has faced after the horrors of the Holocaust: How can art retain its redemptive and curative powers after such methodical human extermination?

Arguing With God at Auschwitz

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Staring right at me was the greatest test to faith in the history of the world. A place so monstrous, so brutal, so deadly, that it has become the very synonym of evil and mass murder.

A Muslim Leader Reflects On The Holocaust After Visiting Auschwitz

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Muhammed Jusic from Bosnia: "The Holocaust is not just our common history, it could, as my own Bosnian experience shows, easily become our present and future if we all do not learn the valuable lessons that it can teach us."

Ugly Racist Chants at Soccer Game

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 03.19.2014 | Home
Micah D. Halpern

This incident in Poznan would not be so noteworthy if were an isolated occurrence. It is not. It is part of a developing trend.

Resurgent Nazism and Degenerate Art

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Richard Brodsky

It is for right now to figure out why so little attention is being paid to resurgent Nazi movements across Europe, and their murder, again, of contemporary artists.

Ostracize Ghouls Who Peddle Holocaust Artifacts

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Menachem Rosensaft

This sordid tale is of far more than academic interest for me: My parents were imprisoned at Auschwitz. I'd be horrified to discover their uniforms advertised on eBay or anywhere else.

My Memories of My Life in Auschwitz -- Courtesy of Wikipedia

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

I guess the freeze is over on my Wikipedia entry because this morning, according to Wikipedia, I am not only a "Jewish Television producer" but also a Holocaust Survivor!

The Last Train to Auschwitz (Revisited)

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

As Rosh Hashanah -- sometimes referred to as the "day of judgment" -- starts tomorrow evening and as we continue to debate the atrocious gassing of th...

France's "Cri de Guerre"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps it is solidarity with the victims of Damascus that has caused Hollande and France to voice their determination, and now to assume a leading role. As if to declare, 'We know, we have been there, it can not be permitted to happen again."

A Deep Melancholy That's Not Just Personal

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

A couple of days ago I was in a deeply melancholic state because of various personal struggles, including health and financial issues and an ex-wife I still love, but it all is leavened with the sense that as one approaches the end of life, the world becomes a much more apocalyptical place.

A Heavenly Concert in the Gates of Hell

Naftali Brawer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Naftali Brawer

For a brief moment I grasped this elusive sense of commonality as Catholics and Jews stood together in the former gates of hell listening to sublime music invoking solidarity, compassion and the universal yearning for heaven.