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Holocaust Survivors

You Cannot Teach the Holocaust to Palestinians!

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Stephen D. Smith

Mohammed Dajani teaches about the Holocaust to Palestinians although he insists it is impossible to do so.

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

Holocaust Survivor: 'I Despair Of Human Nature, Nobody Has Learned Anything'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

November 9th-10th marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. More than seven decades after the Holocaust, the question still remains how best to com...

Holocaust Survivors Search For SS Officer Who Saved Them

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin will never forget the terror they felt as they hid inside their apartment in Austria while the sound of Nazi boots drew ...

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.

An Evening of True Inspiration With Elie Wiesel (Video)

Giselle Fernandez | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Giselle Fernandez

When you have an evening of true inspiration that reaffirms your faith in mankind and the core courageous values that make this nation great, you just have to share it. I had such a night during my first Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington D.C.

Original Schindler's List To Be Auctioned Off On eBay

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

An original copy of Schindler’s list -- not the movie, but the actual list of Jewish refugees that German businessman Oskar Schindler is credited w...

History Comes to Chicago

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago
Clemantine Wamariya

Many of us might feel removed from the Holocaust of 60 years ago and the Rwandan genocide of 19 years ago. But what is not so distant from us, and anyone can still feel, is that terrible hatred continues to surround us.

Death Finally Came to Vera

Ben Barber | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Death finally came to Vera on Mother's Day -- 70 years after the French and Germans tried to kill her.

As Holocaust Museum Turns 20, The Ranks Of Survivors Dwindle

Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as child...

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.

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.

A Holocaust Survival Tale: Lucie Burian Liebman's 'Unconquered'

Elise McIntosh | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Elise McIntosh

"I never had used the word 'hate,' nor did I understand what it meant," Mrs. Liebman writes. "That day, though, I hated my parents for letting their son, my brother disappear into oblivion, for taking away the brother I so dearly loved."

The Invisible Tattoo

Marisa Fox | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Marisa Fox

The Holocaust isn't just about tattoos and the dead. My mother, who's been dead for almost 20 years, told me a fictionalized account of her childhood to edit this chapter entirely out of her narrative.

Not Why But How: Marking Yom HaShoah

Julie Gray | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Julie Gray

But the primary organizing event on Yom HaShoah is the sounding of a nationwide siren. The siren perpetuates a consciousness of tragedy and paranoia. And this feeling seeps into the national identity in ways that create a template for Israel's policies and politics -- with devastating effect.

Reflections On The 70th Anniversary Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Many believe the Nazis attacked that night to send a message that Passover, the Day of Liberation, should be transformed into a Day of Destruction. The fighters, led by Mordechai Anielewicz, stunned the Germans, killing and wounding German soldiers.

5 Ways To Preserve The Memory Of The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

As the world commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday nearly 70 years since 6 million Jews were murdered, new details of Nazi torture continue...

Unlikely Heroes

Steven Pressman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Pressman

A Jewish couple sat in their elegant dining room and charted a daring mission that, nearly 75 years later, sounds like a far-fetched movie plot. In April 1939, they sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Nazi Germany and determined to rescue 50 Jewish children from Vienna and bring them to safety to the U.S.

Halina Silber Survived Auschwitz With Help Of 'Angel Sent By God To Save Us'

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Nicholas C. Stern | Posted 06.08.2013 | DC

Looking at haunted, skeletal prisoners and smelling the odor rising from a crematorium at the Auschwitz concentration camp in which she was briefly im...

Voices Raised in Resistance: Powerful Defiant Requiem Premieres on PBS Sunday, April 7

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

If a hallmark of great art is its ability to transcend the limited circumstances of its creation, then there is no more heartbreaking realization of this than the 1944 performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Catholic Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Terezín.

What a Group of Families Surviving 511 Days Underground Can Teach Us All

Janet Tobias | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Janet Tobias

No Place On Earth let the group of us who made the film -- our film family -- touch, taste and in very low light see the the power of the human spirit, the power of family, friendship, and a village underground.

Amsterdam Fined, Taxed Holocaust Survivors

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

Amsterdam Jews who went into hiding or were imprisoned in concentration camps during the Holocaust were charged taxes in absentia, accruing fines and ...

Transcending Buchenwald

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Hank Schwab, German Jew turned civil rights activist, died on March 28, 2013. He was 98 years old. He had outlasted Hitler by almost 68 years. Thanks be to God.

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.