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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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 05.08.2015 | 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.

The Rabbi and Bishop Who Saved a Greek Jewish Community

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The organizers behind the Jewish Rescuers Citation Award ceremony view believe it is especially important to expose Jewish youth to the phenomena of Jewish rescue during the Holocaust as a model for Jewish solidarity and courage.

Standing Up and Speaking Out

Curt Goering | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Curt Goering

During times of persecution, discrimination and repression, there are always brave defenders, like the ones in the Warsaw ghetto in 1943, who dare to stand up, speak out and resist torture and other human rights violations. Their stories are not widely known, but it is important that we honor them.

Growing Up With the Holocaust as a Writer

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

As a youth I thought being the son of survivors was a burden, but I gratefully came to see it as a gift because it not only gave me a mission, it was the first subject that animated my writing. It's what helped me find my voice.

Never Forget: Holocaust Roots and Living Green, an Earth Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection

Chana Widawski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Chana Widawski

While my friends' moms were making gourmet soups from recipes in store-bought cookbooks, I watched my mom chop k'nubel (garlic) for p'tcha, a jellied meat dish made from calves' feet.

How Have the Jewish People Survived?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

"Why are there still Jews?" They are around because they are the carriers of the seed of unity, without which human society will not prosper. They are persecuted because they are not nurturing that seed, not letting it bud.

Why We Need To Remember The Mothers Of Auschwitz

The New York Times | HAROLD EVANS | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion

Good morning, my pretty lady, are you pregnant? The questioner in the sunshine was a smiling doctor, a charmer in his early forties, impeccably dre...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Shouldering an Inheritance of Grief

Linda S. Haase | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Linda S. Haase

At our family's Passover Seders, in addition to the four children scripted to ask symbolic questions, there was always a fifth child at the table, the child who did not survive the Holocaust.

Using Education to Eradicate Hate

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 06.13.2015 | College
Dr. Alan Kadish

This year Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, comes against a backdrop of anti-Semitic acts across Europe and on college campuses across the United States.

Their Stories, Our Stories: Looking Toward Holocaust Remembrance Day

Barbara Stark-Nemon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Books
Barbara Stark-Nemon

With Passover just behind us, and Holocaust Remembrance Day just ahead, Jews with family Holocaust stories have a double opportunity to reflect on their history of bondage, persecution, freedom and redemption.