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Holocaust Survivors

President's Tailor Is A Man With A Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.08.2012 | Small Business

Martin Greenfield survived by his wits at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Now the renowned tailor lives on his reputation as the suitmaker for several presi...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Pierre Seel

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay 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...

Embracing Who You Are

Lisa Alcalay Klug | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Lisa Alcalay Klug

The Jewish High Holidays are filled with the potential to amplify life lessons. It is upon us to discover how they are relevant to our individual lives.

Lessons on How to Live From a Holocaust Survivor

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

What I find most remarkable about Herz-Sommer is how throughout her life she has remained optimistic about life and people and lived from a sense of appreciation. And this has much to teach us.

We Are Still Here: Evan Kleinman's Documentary About the Third Generation of Holocaust Survivors

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Although Kleinman's film records his particular legacy trip -- a return to his roots with his father, mother and younger sister -- it's a universal home movie. The message of the film is that every Jew survived the Holocaust.

Holocaust Denial: Assaults On Collective Memory Becloud Europe's Future

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

No crime in the annals of history has been as well documented as Nazi Germany's Final Solution. Against this backdrop, how do we account for the growing phenomenon of Holocaust revisionism and denial?

Germany Decides To Publish 'Mein Kampf,' Jews React

Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion

News that Adolf Hitler's racist manifesto, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) would be republished in Germany was met with mixed reactions from Jewish groups. ...

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...

Writing the Holocaust

Eve Keller | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Eve Keller

I sat on a pillowed bench in the Catskills. It was mid-July in the mountains: the trees were ridiculously green; the hummingbirds sipped sugar water. The prospect before me -- attempting Millie's experience at Auschwitz -- it seemed simply absurd.

Oldest Holocaust Survivor On What Gave Her Hope

Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from "Alice’s Piano" by Melissa Müller [St. Martin's, $26.99]: ‘Practise the Chopin Études, they will save you.’...

How We Sugarcoat The Holocaust

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.07.2012 | Religion
Alan Elsner

A sad story approached a sad conclusion last week when a rabbi pleaded guilty to fraud for falsely selling what he claimed were Torah scrolls rescued from the Holocaust to synagogues and Jewish communities.

Newt... One Toke Over the Line

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Sometimes in life, we have to laugh to keep from crying. I was hit with one of those moments when I heard the now infamous "kosher meal" robocall from...

Two Cultures, Two Genocides, One Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

David's harrowing memories from Eastern Europe at the hands of the Nazis and Jacqueline's genocide experiences in Rwanda, although more than half a century apart, are hauntingly similar.

The Miracle of Jewish Recovery After the Holocaust: The DP Camp Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

For survivors, of course, the memories and scars never fade. But there's another side of the story: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, an extraordinary drama of resiliency, rebirth and renewal took place in Austria and Germany: the creation of the Displaced Persons camps.

Jaweed Kaleem

After 66 Years, Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Her Rescuers For Thanksgiving

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- It's been 66 years since Mary Katz Erlich last saw the boy and girl who saved her life. Egle and Aurimas Ruzgys were teens in Lithuania...

Life Is Prayer During The Days Of Awe

Cheryl Pearl Sucher | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Cheryl Pearl Sucher

For 10 days a year, I try to live my life as a prayer. I reflect on infinity, aware, as the psalmists, that life is a grain of sand and that I am powerless before the world.

University Of Denver Dedicates Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site

Rothwell Polk | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Rothwell Polk

The memorial is about remembering the Holocaust and the evils perpetrated against the Jewish people and others. It is also about remembering the events and circumstances that led to that horrific event.

Holocaust Denial Pages Can Stay Says Facebook

Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

Earlier this month, 21 Holocaust survivors affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a plea to Facebook asking them to deny access to anyone ...

Ephemera and Experience: Ori Gersht

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

Israeli artist Ori Gersht has two new shows at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, which both examine cultural heritage and memory. "Falling Petals" examin...

Students Use Social Networking, Newspapers To Reunite Holocaust Survivors

Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

While most students learn about Nazi Germany through books and movies, Naperville, Ill. middle schoolers have done real detective work to reunite two ...

A Day For Holocaust Remembrance

Posted 06.28.2011 | Religion

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the official Israeli commemoration of the 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi Germany during World War II. Yom ...

Super Winners Have No Score To Settle

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Two life-altering events that took place nearly seven decades ago receive little attention and are primarily observed by members of the two groups who experienced them.

Holocaust Remembrance: Who Owns Memory?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

In the absence of actual Holocaust survivors, survivors who are fixtures at virtually all remembrance ceremonies, the challenge of memory falls fully on our shoulders.

The Last Train to Auschwitz

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dorian de Wind

Louis de Wind, a Dutch Jew, then quickly puts the two-page letter into an envelope, addresses it to his wife and, through a slit in the door of the train, pushes the letter out of the wagon, hoping that someone will find it.