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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photographer Documents The Haunting Journey To Auschwitz

HuffPost Italy | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

On Wednesday, the United Nations marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which the world honors the millions of victims who were murdered b...

A Gesture for Today's Victims

Stephanie Courouble Share | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Stephanie Courouble Share

The remembrance shouldn't only aim to honor the victims; it should also serve to alert the current generation by teaching it to identify the warning signs of a potential genocide. Past experience should serve the present.

What We Learned From Auschwitz

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which will be marked January 27 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, comes at a time when some are asking: Is it happening all over again in Europe?

Holocaust: Historical Revisionism and Trivialization

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As I write this commentary on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am outraged because of what I perceive as the use and misuse of the Holocaust by some to justify and maintain the enormous economic disparity in the U.S. and across the globe.

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...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Questions for the Holocaust Museum

Ellen Cassedy | Posted 03.29.2014 | DC
Ellen Cassedy

Morality is not only an individual but also a social matter. To prevent genocide, we must do more than appeal to individual conscience. We must also nurture habits of civic and social activism.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps it is a form of personal catharsis, atonement if you will, for never having taken the time or made the effort to learn more about Jewish history and culture, about the Jewish religion, and about the Jewish suffering.

LOOK: Exhibit Displays Holocaust Relics On International Remembrance Day

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- When Stella Knobel's family fled World War II Poland in 1939, the only thing the 7-year-old girl could take with her was her teddy bear. ...

Victims Mourned On International Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn ...

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The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion

Most Americans know of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved more than 1,200 lives during the Holocaust by hiring Jews to work in his fact...

How the Holocaust Lives On for Survivor's Children

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Vicki Larson

My mother was just 12 when she and her family were rounded up from their home in Chernowitz, Romania, and sent to the ghetto.

Why 'Never Again' Is a Litmus Test for Iran

Laura Kam | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Laura Kam

Accepting the dire lessons of the Holocaust has rightly become a litmus test of human decency. A country such as Iran which refuses to even recognize that there are any lessons to be learnt must never be permitted nuclear weapons.

Are We Still Comfortable With The Term Holocaust?

Josh Fleet | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

What's in a name? When it comes to remembering the millions of victims of the Nazi quest to "purify" Germany during World War II, names are often a...

The Legacy of Sugihara: How One Japanese Diplomat Saved My Grandfather From The Holocaust And Taught Me The Lesson Of Life

Mark B. Salomon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Mark B. Salomon

The courage to act, even when the world remains silent, is a powerful lesson. Sugihara was not alone; others acted to save lives, often at great personal risk or suffering the ultimate penalty of death.

Their Denial And Our Silence Mock International Holocaust Memorial Day

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

If the grandchildren of the victims of Hitler's Final Solution are to have hope for the future, they'll need the international community to go beyond annual moments of silence.

Exploiting the Memory of Child Holocaust Victims Is Obscene

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

My brother and every other child murdered in any genocide deserve to be remembered as fragile flames extinguished in tsunamis of hatred, intolerance and bigotry. Exploiting their memory to score cheap political points is obscene.

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 ...

Rabbis Petition Murdoch To Crack Down On Fox's Holocaust Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Hundreds of American rabbis used Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday (Jan. 27) to push media mogul ...

Google Launches Holocaust Archive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Google and Yad Vashem, an Israeli museum established in the 1950s to preserve t...

Statement Of Muslim American Imams And Community Leaders On Holocaust Denial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"O you who believe, stand up firmly for justice as witnesses to Almighty God." (Holy Qu'ran, al-Nisa "The Women" 4:135) On August 7-11, 2010, we ...

Many Genocides To Be Commemorated On Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS/ENInews) After the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews during World War II, the world cr...

In Poland, Survivors Mark Auschwitz Anniversary

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland — Bundled tightly against the cold and snow, elderly Auschwitz survivors walked among the barracks and watchtowers of Auschwitz...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: VIDEO Of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being celebrated today around the world, 65 years after the Auschwitz camp was liberated. January 27 has...