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G.I.s Saved My Father from the Nazis

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.01.2016 | Good News
Lev Raphael

In early April 1945, my father was packed into a train with 2,500 other prisoners from Bergen-Belsen as the Nazis insanely tried to keep British and American troops from rescuing them. The train was made up of 45 cars with their doors sealed shut; the crowding was horrific and of course there was no food or water.

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.

Arthur Miller and Vanessa Redgrave Meet in Playing for Time

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

In an exclusive interview with director-producer Linda Yellen, who produced 35 years ago the now classic television-film Playing for Time, we will examine the various approaches of cinema on the subject of the Holocaust.

Liberation from the Concentration Camps: Rare Footage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the genius of Gertten's documentary: That he takes the footage and plays it in slow motion, so we see each nuance of each facial expression, and we become intimate with the survivors. In the beginning of the film, all the faces in the crowd are anonymous. By the end, we know them.

A Dawn Follows Even the Darkest of Nights

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Menachem Rosensaft

The resilience of the survivors upon emerging from the Nazi death camps and other sites of persecution and oppression and their ability to not just rebuild their lives but teach their children and grandchildren by example to continue to have faith in humankind is evidence, to me at least, that a dawn follows even the darkest of nights.

Praise for the American Soldiers Who Saved My Father From a Death Train

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In early April 1945, my father was packed into a train with 2500 other prisoners from Bergen-Belsen as the Nazis insanely tried to keep British and Am...

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...

Ominous Clouds Hover Once Again Over Europe

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Sixty-eight years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 68 years after the end of the Holocaust, we may not ignore a disturbing resurgence of racist and neo-fascist political groups in at least three countries that belong to both the European Union and NATO.

Review: The Long Road Home, The Aftermath of the Second World War

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Menachem Rosensaft

The Long Road Home should be required reading for anyone who seeks to obtain an insight into the capacity of ordinary individuals to confront and, for the most part, overcome the consequences of persecution and dire devastation.

The Holocaust Torah Scrolls Scam, Part II: Why Is Anyone Still Defending This Man?

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Rosensaft

Menachem Youlus violated the trust of people who thought they were supporting the rescue of Torah scrolls and instead unwittingly helped facilitate a truly contemptible scam.

Exploiting Torah Scrolls: A Morally Reprehensible Scam

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Menachem Youlus promises Jewish congregations a tangible link to their past. What he delivers to them, however, is nothing more than a shadowy facsimile of a Holocaust Torah.

"Don't Let the Light Go Out" - From Bergen-Belsen to the White House

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

In the White House this week, Jewish leaders of all stripes and denominations seemed to let go of their differences, if only for a few hours, and revel in the freedom and dignity of America.

Remembering Anne Frank, Who Would Have Been 80 This Week

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Anne Frank was a brilliant, budding writer. We can only imagine what this perceptive, creative girl would have accomplished had she lived to celebrate her 80th birthday, on June 12.