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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.

'Never Again' Depends On How You Define 'Never Again'

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Doing nothing is actually doing something and that is sending the message that the rallying cry against genocide -- never again -- is a redline that can be crossed.

It's Not Just History

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Clemantine Wamariya

Like many American millennials, an 8th grade field trip first brought me into contact with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Unlike most of my peers, however -- then and now -- visiting the Museum was not my first up-close and personal encounter with genocide.

Janet Tobias's No Place on Earth Portrays Strength of a Woman Surviving the Holocaust

Justine Browning | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
 Justine Browning

No Place on Earth offers an enthralling portrait of survival during the Holocaust. Directed by the accomplished Janet Tobias, the moving documentary is unlike previous films that have tackled the same subject matter.

Bieber, Beliebers And Anne Frank

Gary Laderman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Gary Laderman

The pop sensation is in the news for writing in the guestbook at the Anne Frank museum that the young Jewish woman was a "great girl" and that she would be a "Belieber" if she were alive with him today. A question comes to mind in the present frenzy: Can anything be sacred?

As Israelis Mourn, Jordanians Glorify

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

How long this situation will last is anyone's guess. But the possibility that before long Israel may have a neighbor to the east who is not as peaceful as the current Jordanian government, must be seriously considered.

Days of Remembrance, 2013: 'The Warsaw Ghetto Is No More'

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Marie Woolf

Now as then, atrocities occur all around us; now, as then, they're not real until they happen to be reported. Initially, we're upset, but it takes too much time and energy to sustain that -- we begin to tune out.

How Do We Speak Of The Holocaust Today?

William Daroff | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
William Daroff

More than 100,000 Holocaust Survivors living today in the United States suffered the worst oppression and brutality in human history. Now, they are increasingly frail and debilitated, and many are living below the poverty line.