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New French Films Tackle Barbarism

Annette Insdorf | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

It seems more than coincidental that two powerful French films opening Friday deal with anti-Semitism, albeit in radically different ways. 24 Days dramatizes the 2006 kidnapping of a young Jewish man in Paris; Because I Was a Painter is a documentary about art created by inmates of Nazi camps.

Learning to Live With Loss (Shemini, Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

Sara Hurwitz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Sara Hurwitz

We cannot hide from reality forever. We cannot occupy the role of Yosef Ha-Kohen indefinitely. For some, the veil behind which they stand might be the law, but for others it could be any number of behaviors.

Oldest Male Concentration Camp Survivor Dies

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

The oldest known male survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, Austrian-born Leopold Engleitner, has died at the age of 107, Austrian media reported ...

On Buchenwald Liberation Anniversary, Photos Recount Horrors Of Holocaust

Posted 04.15.2013 | World

On April 11, 1945, American troops liberated Buchenwald, one of the largest concentration camps established by the Nazis during the second World War. ...

What Place Do Holocaust Films Have in Jewish Film Festivals?

Brad Rothschild | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Brad Rothschild

It is our privilege to be alive while the last Holocaust survivors are still on this earth and our responsibility to ensure that their stories are remembered. Jewish film festivals should live up to this responsibility as well.

Righteousness at Buchenwald

Brad Rothschild | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Brad Rothschild

Were it not for the efforts of a group of Holocaust survivors and scholars, Antonin Kalina's memory would be lost to history. But today, scattered around the world, there are thousands of people who owe their existence to this man.

Family Secrets: The Mystery My Mother Left Behind

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
Lev Raphael

Going through her things after the funeral, I found something shocking: My mother had kept the concentration camp uniform she was wearing when she was liberated by the Americans in 1945.

What? A Holocaust Inspired Fence Sparked Outrage?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

The design pair Studio Job is known for pushing the envelope with their provocative and dark genre-bending visions. But the duo recently realized that...

Lost Airmen of Buchenwald: Lost Tale, Finally Told

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Lost in the histories of World War II is an extraordinary tale: that of Allied airmen, shot down over Europe, who were captured and imprisoned in the Nazi labor camp, Buchenwald.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) - Germany's president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Au...

A Nutcracker to Shun

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

Over the years, I've seen some pretty awful movies. None, however, has been as expensive, as overproduced, as idiotic, as appalling, or as stupefyingly reprehensible as the The Nutcracker in 3D.

Meeting the Last Known Pink Triangle

Maxime Donzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maxime Donzel

One aspect of coming to terms with your own homosexuality is learning about gay culture. I recently got a chance to meet someone who reminded me of this again: Rudolph Brazda, the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles.

Holocaust Survivor's Daughter Fights Anti-Semitism for the U.S. Government

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

It is both symbolic and appropriate that the task of coordinating the official American response to the scourge of international anti-Semitism was entrusted to the daughter of a refugee from Nazi Germany.

Letter From Paris: Let the Saints Come Marching In

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

We headed over to the beautiful cemetery to say hey to Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. If the 20th Arrondissement is good enough for them, then it certainly should work for us.

The US Senate Apologized for Slavery. But We Ain't Gettin' 40 Acres and a Mule!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

We can all feel relieved there is an official acknowledgment that something terrible was done to black people. Yet the reality is way too much time has passed for this apology to really mean anything.

Remembering America: Obama's D-Day Speech and Two Days in June

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

On Thursday in Cairo, Obama gave his rhetorical best to reposition a mostly peaceful America in the future of the Muslim world. On Saturday in Normandy, he reminded of America's glittering past.

President Obama Confronts Holocaust Evil, Now Confront Slavery Evil

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The U.S. government, not just a handful of evil Southern planters, encoded slavery in the Constitution, and protected and nourished it for a century. The government should apologize.

Elie Wiesel in Buchenwald: The Moral Challenge to Learn, and Act

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rachel Sklar

Today, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel joined Barack Obama at Buchenwald, one of Nazi Germany's worst concentration camps, but he worried that "the world hasn't learned" from the tragedy.

Obama Buchenwald Visit Planned For June: Spiegel

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will visit Buchenwald concentration camp in Dresden this summer, Spiegel Online is reporting. Barack Obama's planned trip to German...