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U.S. Holocaust Museum Condemns Treatment Of Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemned the U.S. treatment of Syrian refugees on Thursday and compared their plight to the ordeal of Jew...

What Nazi Propaganda Can Teach Us about ISIS

Steven Luckert | Posted 09.10.2016 | Home
Steven Luckert

In 1924, Adolf Hitler described propaganda as "a terrible weapon in the hands of an expert." For two decades, the Nazis showed the world what a devastating weapon it could be.

Who Will Tell Our Stories?

Aaron Elster | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Aaron Elster

Every man, woman and child has a story. For some it is found in the most unlikely of places, during one of the most horrific of times, where actions of a few meant life versus death. Mine is a story of survival: my own and my family's.

New Articles Explore Holocaust Education for a New Generation

Penny Schwartz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Penny Schwartz

Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed last week, included many commemorations and programs that honored survivors, most of who are now in their 80s and...

A Campaign to Remember: The Lessons of the Holocaust Are Critically Relevant Today

Michele Hunt | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

Joe Brodecki was the executive director of the Campaign to Remember, the fundraising initiative for the development of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Lessons From Auschwitz, 70 Years Later

Carlo Strenger | Posted 03.29.2015 | Home
Carlo Strenger

Soon no more Holocaust survivors will be alive, and our duty of remembering and understanding increases. This means, among other things, that we must face the uncomfortable truths about human nature that Auschwitz symbolizes.

Syria Exhibit at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

If "Never Again" means that the world will mobilize to stop mass atrocities -- genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -- then the integration of an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum showing ongoing crimes in Syria that rise to that level belies our commitment to such a slogan.

Long-Lost Nazi Diary May Help Piece Together Tragic Puzzle

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.18.2013 | Home

The long-lost diary of an elite Nazi leader who had the ear of Adolf Hitler found a new home in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C....

As Holocaust Museum Turns 20, The Ranks Of Survivors Dwindle

Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as child...

Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of t...

Obama Speaks At Holocaust Commemoration

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the annual remembrance of the Holocaust. He addressed his administration's ...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How You Can Help Preserve The Memory Of The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact

The horrific stories of the 6 million Jews who were gassed, starved and shot point blank throughout the Holocaust are well documented. But the number ...

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann | Laura Paull | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

Two Cultures, Two Genocides, One Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

David's harrowing memories from Eastern Europe at the hands of the Nazis and Jacqueline's genocide experiences in Rwanda, although more than half a century apart, are hauntingly similar.

A German Town Mourns Its Holocaust Past: The DP Camp Story, Part 2

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

A commissioned stained-glass window dedicated to the Holocaust portrays a gas chamber scene and bears a Star of David. To all who enter the church, it's a stark reminder of past atrocities

The Miracle of Jewish Recovery After the Holocaust: The DP Camp Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

For survivors, of course, the memories and scars never fade. But there's another side of the story: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, an extraordinary drama of resiliency, rebirth and renewal took place in Austria and Germany: the creation of the Displaced Persons camps.

An Afternoon of Cherry Blossoms and Swastikas

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Rob Sachs

Maybe it was the sign outside the museum that read "Think About What You Saw," but before I knew it, I was walking through the metal detectors and into the museum's cold stark atrium.

An American Jew Roams in Germany

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The German and Jewish people are forever locked in what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a 'single garment of destiny.'

Pander-monium Breaks Out Among 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As the 2012 race heats up, we'll be tracking the candidates' pander playbooks to ferret out the most interesting, egregious and hilarious suck-ups.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

Westboro Baptist Church Protests At Northwestern's Hillel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church gathered on Wednesday on the corner of Foster Street and Sheridan Road for half an hour to protest Northwe...

Fire Destroys Shoes Of Nazi Victims At Polish Museum | Sarah CoffeyAug 11th 2010 at 6:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A fire at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland has destroyed one of the wooden barracks and about 10,000 shoes of Holocaust prisoners displayed a...

The Newtiness of Newt

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.

Holocaust Remembrance, Part 2: Walking in Hell

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

In 1995, fifteen years after I had worked on Cecile's story, and fifty years after she had been liberated from Auschwitz, I had the opportunity to follow in her footsteps.

Death at the Holocaust Museum and the Degradation of the American Dialogue

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

There was a time when intellectual honesty was not considered unpatriotic; when compassion for, and understanding of, your fellow man was a sign of strength, not weakness.