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Holocaust Remembrance Day

A World Without Tolerance

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

As the world continues to move forward, discrimination and racism unfortunately have not disappeared from the face of the earth; on the contrary, they exist and even rule some parts of our world.

Remembering Auschwitz: What Have We Learned?

Panache Desai | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Panache Desai

After these many years, you'd think we'd have evolved to a point where we no longer engage in genocides, mass murders, or flagrant violations of international law. But we do.

The Heart Inside My Chest Is Not My Own

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Jessica Katz

I quiet myself down, take deep breaths and listen to my heart beat. Sometimes the world can seem so chaotic, that only breathing can bring me back to the center of who I am.

A Gesture for Today's Victims

Stephanie Courouble Share | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Stephanie Courouble Share

The remembrance shouldn't only aim to honor the victims; it should also serve to alert the current generation by teaching it to identify the warning signs of a potential genocide. Past experience should serve the present.

Tomorrow the World Will Be Listening to the Voices of Auschwitz

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Dorian de Wind

Vanessa Gera at the Associated Press observes, that, a decade ago, on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark that occasion. But, she says, "On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s."

Public Understanding of the Holocaust, From WWII to Today

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Despite the enormity of the Holocaust, and the many books, movies, museums and memorials aimed at ensuring remembrance, Americans in more recent years have shown surprising ignorance of what happened under the Nazis.

Bread and Jam on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Ellen Cassedy

I hope for a world where reaching a hand across cultures is a part of daily life, as natural as a slice of bread and jam.

Ritual and Shoah Memory

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

It's 70 years since the Shoah. That generation is dying. The second generation, my generation, is growing older. With all of this unfolding -- how shall we remember into the future?

Month of May, Music and Memories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Tapping into the past made me think about the important influence music has on our lives, and how each passing decade connects to a song or songwriter

Running for Her Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Renee Fisher

I heard Irene's cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum. "You had 70 family members who perished?" I asked her. "No," she said. "I had more, many more." I asked Irene to tell me her story. Instead, she told me about her mother.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Collective Memories and the Vow to Never Forget

Frank Dimant | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Frank Dimant

Today we commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to honour the memories of the over six million victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II, an unprecedented event in human history that saw a third of world Jewry wiped out.

Re-Imagining Holocaust Remembrance Day

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We can be dismissive of these events as isolated cases but, to do that would undermine a key factor: Antisemitism is not a Jewish problem; it is a deadly virus that endangers humanity, like racism, sexism and homophobia.

PHOTOS: Israel Comes To A Halt To Mourn Holocaust

Posted 04.28.2014 | World

Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday -- the solemn holiday to remember the six million Jews that fell victim to Nazi persecution. At ...

Thousands March In Auschwitz For Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from Israel and around the world marched on Monday between the two parts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau N...

Holocaust Memorial Day Begins In Israel

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun its annual Holocaust memorial day with the nation's leaders attending a solemn ceremony. Sunday night's ceremony ...

A Speck of Light and the Capacity to Remember the Holocaust

Jack Levison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Jack Levison

In light of Holocaust Remembrance Day, two books in particular introduce readers to otherwise unnamed people who endured the Holocaust.

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.

Remembering the Past, Safeguarding the Future

John Kerry | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
John Kerry

Holocaust Remembrance Day calls us to condemn anti-Semitism in every form -- whether it's the disturbing rise of xenophobic and anti-Semitic parties in Europe or the uptick of violence against Jewish people anywhere in the world.

Pig's Head Sent To Rome Synagogue Before Holocaust Remembrance Day

Reuters | James Mackenzie | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Offences against Jewish targets in Rome including a pig's head sent to the city's main synagogue caused outrage in Italy on Saturday in th...

Survivors Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day At Auschwitz Memorial

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz survivors and Israeli officials are marking 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp, in a ceremony th...

Holocaust and the Muslim Guy

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Education is the purpose; we have to learn, acknowledge and reflect upon the terrible things that we humans have inflicted upon each other, and we have to understand that our safety hinges on the safety of all others around us.

We Merely Fulfilled Our Duty as Humans: A Personal Holocaust Story Gone Global

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

We will not respond with politics and anti-Neo Nazi rhetoric; instead we will respond with a lesson from history that demonstrates the purest kinds of love and humanity during a time during which the world wondered what the future would hold if Hitler had succeeded.

75 Years After Kristallnacht: The Story of One Family

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

On the infamous "Kristallnacht," my grandfather Renard, was informed of what was going on, he knew the stakes.

Has Hitler Become Darth Vader?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

for at least some of today's 20-somethings and presumably many more among the generation that follows, Hitler is just Darth Vader; a bad guy from a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

18 Plagues: The First-Ever Shoah Seder

Barbara Wind | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Barbara Wind

We must raise interest and awareness of protecting the history of the Holocaust in order to protect the world. The Shoah Seder, which took place last Sunday, aims to do that.