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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Life Not Death: A New Museum Of Jewish History In Warsaw

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres are expected to attend the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The presence of such dignitaries attests to the tremendous significance that this endeavor holds for Jews worldwide as well as Poles.

I Need Only Remember My Name: Thoughts on Holocaust Memorial Day

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

I don't need Holocaust memorials to remind me of the loss of Lejzor Trajster and his family, or any of the rest of our families that by chance and the cruelty of nations never made it out of Europe. I need only remember my name.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

The Importance Of Holocaust Memorial Day

Karen Pollock | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Karen Pollock

Whilst the Holocaust is an intensely personal Jewish tragedy, it is a tragedy with universal resonance. This national day has become something that Holocaust survivors deeply value.

This Place, This Time

Samara Hutman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Samara Hutman

We live among and aside an extraordinary group of elders -- those who can, if they choose to and are able, speak to us in real time about this chapter in modern history that is unprecedented and lifetimes later still equally incomprehensible and heartbreaking.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Remembering Also the Sacrifices of Those Who Tried to Stop It

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, in addition to paying tribute to those who perished, let's also honor and praise those who saved lives and provided hope.

Why Holocaust Memorial Day Should Never Have Happened

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 03.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

The establishment of another Holocaust Memorial Day in the U.K. has essentially enabled others with whatever agendas to dance on the graves of my family along with another 6 million and countless others besides.

Remembering The Holocaust And All Genocides

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Unless we reload our hearts with empathy, and feel the pain and suffering of others, each one of us will continue to dwell in silos and genocides will continue to happen.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Pierre Seel

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 1941, a 17-year-old Pierre Seel was arrested and imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp for being gay. Seel, who grew up in Mulhouse, France ne...

Erotic And Egalitarian: Beyond Trauma

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How does a whole community, a whole culture, get beyond trauma? Perhaps the Jewish wisdom of this very day can point in that direction.

Why is This Generation Different From All Other Generations?

Michelle E. Goldberg | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Michelle E. Goldberg

My plight is different than that of my mother's, the daughter of the survivor. I am part of an emerging group. I am a third generation Holocaust survivor.

Does the Holocaust Matter to Today's Kids?

Maggie Quale | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Maggie Quale

Out of 30 students, only two recognized the word "Holocaust." But when talk turned to discrimination and bigotry, every single hand went up, each student desperate to recount his or her own tale of prejudice.

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 ...

Thoughts Born From Yom HaShoah 2012

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

There is no adequate way to embrace the horrors of annihilation, of the Jewish people and of so many others, during those terrible Nazi years. Beyond name though it might be, it is important to remember, not only for our own sake, but also for the world's.

Never Again: Lessons to Take Away from Holocaust Remembrance Day

Kimberly Tan | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Because many of the victims of the Holocaust are still unknown -- faceless and nameless -- it has become all too easy to brush off their stories and legacies as outliers in human history.

What Do We Really Remember On Yom HaShoah?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

We must ask ourselves: Do we see our eyes filled with resentment and anger, or do we search our eyes for wisdom and sincere gratitude for having been given the determination to persevere despite the raw pain and ghosts that haunt us?

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 ...

How This Miami Holocaust Survivor Is Working To Fight Terror

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once said, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation...

Confessions of a Racial Profiler

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

A political science professor at Kent State University once told me that the history of our democracy is as much defined by who has been excluded as it is by who is included. Why do we exclude?

Yom HaShoah: A Day To Remember The Good We Lost

Andrea Strongwater | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Andrea Strongwater

This year, I am choosing to remember what was lost and trying to bring it back to its place in history where not just the murders, but the culture, will be remembered.

Knowing Jack: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2012

Nick Bravin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Nick Bravin

Jack will never forget the day his father was shot to death in a city park in Poland as he watched through a small office window. It was his 22nd birthday. Next week he will celebrate his 92nd. Not a day has passed that Grandpa hasn't remembered what has come to be called the Holocaust.

On Yom HaShoah, Remember The Innocents

Lea Lane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Lea Lane

I met Cecilie Klein in the early 1980s. Fragile, intelligent, in her 50s, she was a Holocaust survivor finally ready to tell her experiences. I never forgot her remarkable story.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Honoring a Rescuer Who Saved 30,000 People

Louis-Philippe Mendes | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Louis-Philippe Mendes

As we pause today to remember the victims of the Holocaust, let us also remember Holocaust rescuers such as my grandfather, and may their memory be an invaluable beacon for humanity.

Remembering the Holocaust - With Steponas

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I will remember the six million who perished -- and I'll also remember a man I met in Lithuania, a man I'll call Steponas. I didn't expect to encounter an elderly gentile man intent on speaking to a Jew before he died. But I did.

A Call To Remember From The Depths Of Our Jewish Soul

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

As a people, we not only share a covenant of faith we also share a covenant of fate. Today, as the number of Shoah survivors sadly declines, the duty of remembrance falls on our generation and on future generations not yet born.