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Alan Turing Helped Save the World & They Persecuted Him

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.

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

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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...

Auschwitz Selfie Girl: 'I Don't Think I Would Do Anything Differently'

USA Today | Jessica Durando | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her acti...

Why You Might Not Be Free

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

In the end, the only true freedom is the spiritual form, because once attained, it can never be taken away without our consent.

An Unknown American Heroine

Jim Calio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Jim Calio

Virginia was honored with the Legion of Honor in France, that country's highest civilian award. She kept her American citizenship until the day she died, but she is virtually unknown in the United States.

Berlusconi's New Gaffe On Nazi Camps Leaves Germans Furious

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

ROME, April 26 (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, about to begin a sentence for tax fraud, provoked fresh outrage from his...

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 ...

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

Happiness After Holocaust: An Evening With Anne Frank's Sister Eva Schloss

Maura Sweeney | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Smiling with Eva Schloss on the first stop of her most recent U.S. speaking tour It's taken me over a week to process my encounter with Eva Sch...

Holocaust Survivor Finds Liberator Decades Later By Chance

The Star-Ledger | Naomi Nix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

LIVINGSTON, N.J., (RNS) It’s been almost 70 years, but Marsha Kreuzman still remembers the moment she lay outside the steps of a Nazi crematorium wi...

Explore America: A Day at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

CarsTravelFood | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

If you are planning to road trip to Yellowstone, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Devils Tower, or anywhere in this part of America (the trip so many of us do in our lives), Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, Wyoming should be on your list American historical sites to visit.

The Philippines: Remembering a Forgotten Occupation

Jason Ditz | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Jason Ditz

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the last major battle in one of the most brutal military occupations in American history, and one that has gone almost entirely forgotten, left as little more than a footnote in the history books of children. I am speaking, of course, of the U.S. occupation of the Philippines.

Alleged Former Auschwitz Guard Arrested And Charged

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

BERLIN — A 93-year-old man who was deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past was arrested by German authorities Monday on allegations...

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. ...

Transcending Buchenwald

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Hank Schwab, German Jew turned civil rights activist, died on March 28, 2013. He was 98 years old. He had outlasted Hitler by almost 68 years. Thanks be to God.

Composer Creates Opera About Nazi Atrocities

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

VIENNA — Thousands of children were murdered by the Nazis because they fell short of the Aryan ideal. On Friday, a hushed audience gathered in ...

April 24th: Remembering the Armenian Dead

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey can delay, it can hem and haw and try to dissimulate, but the reality is that Armenians -- and their Greek and Assyrian counterparts -- have truth on their side; and as we have seen before in the course of human history, truth has a strange way of winning out, eventually.

Family Secrets: The Mystery My Mother Left Behind

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.27.2012 | Books
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.

Holocaust and Redemption in the Photography of Susan Silas

G. Roger Denson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Susan Silas' series of photographed dead birds in various states of decay presents a singular case in point once we explore how the artist's brightly illuminated, exquisitely feathered corpses take on a surprisingly cathartic function in our need to mourn and to moralize.

Preserving Auschwitz: A Responsibility to our Children

Jacek Kastelaniec | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacek Kastelaniec

We, the remaining survivors of Auschwitz and the keepers of its memory, urge you to help preserve the physical evidence of Auschwitz and raise awareness to prevent future acts of hatred.

U.S. Gave Ex-Nazis 'Safe Haven,' According To DOJ Report

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A secret history of the United States government's Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" in the...

SNCF, French Railroad, Apologizes For Holocaust Role Before Florida Bid

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France's state-run railroad has for the first time expressed "sorrow and regret" for its role in the deportation of Jews during World Wa...

Failing the Victims of Genocide in the Balkans... Again

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

The volatile Balkan region will implode once again unless we uphold justice. When did we disintegrate into a depraved society that places trade agreements above punishing ethnic cleansing?

Looking At An Icon Of Evil

Mark Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Jacobson

"It is made from the skin of the Jews," the man said in the local patois. " Hitler made skin out of the Jews." The price was $35.

Are We Allowed To Imagine The Holocaust?

Sharon Dogar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sharon Dogar

There is no other way of reclaiming the individual stories of those who died than through an act of the imagination. How else can we do it if they are no longer here to tell of it themselves?