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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Art With a Past: Remembering the Holocaust in Centuries-Old Tapestries

Penny Schwartz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

The grand Koch Gallery at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts boasts 16th century and 17th century European artists like Titian. It's an unexpected place t...

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Never Forget Necessitates Never Trump

Laura Epstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Laura Epstein

This week, Donald Trump cemented his place as Republican presidential nominee. More than any other year, I'm cognizant today of my responsibility to speak up against the hatred that Donald Trump espouses day after day.

Holocaust Remembrance Day -- Avenge and Revenge

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

My friend's grandfather survived the Holocaust, came to America and became a hairbrush maker. And woven into the bristles of every brush he made, using the brush fibers, he spelled out the Hebrew word "n'kmati -- my revenge." Every brush he made was an act of defiance against the Nazis.

A Holocaust Survivor Talks to His Daughter

Gene Klein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Gene Klein

Holocaust Remembrance Day is May 4th and 5th. To commemorate this time of reflection, I sat down with my daughter Jill Klein, who wrote a book about my Holocaust experiences.

Son of Saul, Auschwitz, and Yom HaShoah

Patrick Hicks | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Patrick Hicks

I've been waiting to see Son of Saul for a long time now. It had a limited release in the United States, and because of this, it never came to a theatre in my little town on the prairie. So when it was released on DVD a few days ago, I had it shipped overnight to my house.

The History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Greenblatt

As an organization dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism and fighting against all forms of bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League speaks often about the ...

Finding Bella: A Grandson Discovers his Bubbe in Rare Holocaust Photo

Penny Schwartz | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Penny Schwartz

Her name was Bella. But to her grandson, Matt Lebovic, she was Bubbe.  Growing up in the 1980s in Commack, Long Island, Lebovic knew both his pater...

Amazing Moments: Son Asks Grandma About Holocaust

Mike Song | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Mike Song

I hear many angry voices in the world but I am not angry. I understand the anger but I never let it take me over. When we start restricting people based on religion -- we are going down the very pathway my mother describes, and we seem to be forgetting the past.

Their Thoughts, My Thoughts -- Launching a Legacy

Barbara Stark-Nemon | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Barbara Stark-Nemon

ince Even in Darkness was published, and as I look back on that post, I find that bringing my book to a national audience has deepened and broadened my understanding of how my great aunt's life story has impacted others, by educating me in the ways readers have interpreted and evaluated my novel.

Italy's Courage

Jack Rosen | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Jack Rosen

At a time when European nations are turning their backs on Israel, Italy has held steadfast in support of both the Jewish State and its own Jewish cit...

Muslim Protectors: The Untold Story of the Holocaust

Wardah Khalid | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

There are many stories of Muslims protecting Jews during the Holocaust, something that the I Am Your Protector (IAYP) campaign, which organized the event, aims to increase awareness of.

Crossing the Line: When Criticism of Israel Becomes Anti-Semitic

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

To be specific, when a person conflates Jews, Israelis, and the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic. When all Jews and all Israelis are held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government, it is anti-Semitic.

As A Holocaust Survivor, I Know This Small Action Is The True Antidote To Hate

Gene Klein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Gene Klein

I am very concerned when I see presidential candidates fanning the flames of animosity. It is an all too familiar recipe: Strip away individuality and wrap everyone in the group into an amorphous and frightening entity.

A Cautionary Tale About Hitler's Propaganda

Steven Luckert | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Steven Luckert

On January 27, as institutions around the world commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is crucial to consider the role that Nazi propaganda played in facilitating the mass murder of Europe's Jews and the persecution of millions of others.

Moral Man in an Immoral World: Celebrating Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Michael Berenbaum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Michael Berenbaum

Amidst the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, many people have looked back at the dismal record of the world in responding to...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A New Generation of Rescuers?

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, people throughout the world will remember victims of the Holocaust. In Lithuania, teachers and students will join this day of commemoration by launching a project called "The Rescue of Another is the Highest Human Virtue."

Choosing Love Over Fear

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.08.2016 | Fifty
Grace de Rond

At 8 p.m. on May 4, the entire population of the Netherlands stopped for two minutes of silence to remember the people who died during WWII. It happens annually, and it's always dramatic and moving to witness.

Emily Kassie

'There's No Such Thing As Closure:' Holocaust Survivor Disappointed After Testifying In Nazi Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

Max Eisen (Photo by Emily Kassie, The Huffington Post) Max Eisen, an 86-year-old survivor of Auschwitz, entered a courtroom in Lüneburg, Germany,...

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...

Trans-Generational Trauma: Passover, The Holocaust and My Grandma

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

I sit across from my grandmother at the Seder table. "Grandma," I say, "I'm wondering what it's like for you, as a Holocaust survivor, who fled Germany as a child, to read these words, 'in every generation an enemy rises'?" She raises her eyebrows and sighs, as if she doesn't have what to say. My grandma has plenty to say.

Gene Simmons' Mom, the Holocaust, and Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In my writing career I have often written Holocaust survivor stories for newspapers and magazines, and I believe in the importance of sharing as many eyewitness accounts as possible. No two stories are the same, and it always amazes me how people clung to their will to live despite atrocities that the world had never seen before.

Emily Kassie

As March At Auschwitz Commemorates The Holocaust, Poles Reflect On Their Country's Attitudes Toward Jews

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

KRAKOW, Poland -- On April 16, 10,000 marchers, most of them Jews and Holocaust survivors from more than 12 countries, marched from Auschwitz I to Bir...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remember Those Who Perished and Say a Prayer for Peace

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Cathy Chester

As I say private prayers for the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust I will continue to keep hope in my heart that all wars, all genocides, will someday come to an end so that future generations will, as it says in Isaiah, never "learn war any more."

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today, we join together to remember the six million European Jews murdered by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. The people of Israel and those from all around the world will pause today for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah.