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D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

From Auschwitz to Activism -- 70 Years on From the Holocaust

Dan Glass | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Dan Glass

As I walk around the city, I see the shrines and monuments to the Holocaust. This includes park benches with their Nein Juden signs removed, old SS buildings that are now boarded up, and freshly-sprayed swastikas that remind me how the soul of anti-Semitism lives on.

Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard. After saving 669 children,...

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

GOP Lawmaker Who Compared Obamacare To Nazi ‘Train Rides': It's All Just A Misunderstanding

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

The Tennessee lawmaker who likened Democrats who bragged about how many Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act to...

Movie Review: Walking With the Enemy

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

The chilling, opening speech from Hitler sets the tone for Walking with the Enemy. Unlike a biopic such as Schindler's List, Valkyrie or a mini-seri...

Overcoming the Emotions That Discourage Us From Giving to Those in Need

David Ropeik | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
David Ropeik

Studies have found that people donate more to save two lives out of four potential victims, than to save the same two lives if they are two of 1,700 possible victims.

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.

Holocaust Survivor: If The Nazis Killed Me, They Won

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

For Gene Klein, surviving Auschwitz required him to view his own personal survival as being a way of fighting back against the Nazis. "There comes ...

Archbishop Slings Bigotry at Atheists

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a recent radio interview, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila compared Colorado's "godlessness" to Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia and said it portend...

Jews as Racialized Other as Reflected in the Kansas Murders

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Why did a self-described white supremacist target apparent white people at Jewish community centers? The answer is quite simple: Though Jewish people are members of every so-called "race," even Jews of European heritage have been and still continue to be "racially" othered by dominant, Christian-European-heritage communities.

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Hundreds Of Jews Jumped From Trains To Escape Nazi Death Camps

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

A four-year study by a German historian revealed an estimated 764 Jews managed to escape from trains en route to concentration camps during the Holoca...

LGBT Advocates Are Part Of Hitler's 'Super Gay' Race Who Will Kill Christians, Radio Host Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are part of a "radical homosexual movement" that mirrors elements of Nazi Germany, Rick...

The Holocaust: The Dutch Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is no surprise that the Dutch people, historically tolerant and compassionate, have been deeply affected by such atrocities and will always remember, mourn and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism Lingers In Hungary 70 Years After Holocaust

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) Seventy years ago today, shortly after the German army invaded Hungary, thousands of Jews were prodded by bayonets and swords ...

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.

Albert Einstein: A Radical Voice Sorely Missed; He'd Be 135 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.

Deja Vu in Ukraine

Judith Fein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

It wasn't like any other trip I've taken in my life. From the moment I arrived in Ukraine, I could feel the past under my feet, in front of me, behind...

Why Gay Check Online Misses the Point

Samantha Allen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Samantha Allen

While I would normally support any website that played me dance music while congratulating me on being a lesbian, there's something about Gay Check Online that doesn't sit right for me.

The Long Shadows of War

Sabine Reichel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sabine Reichel

It was a surprise to discover eventually that nothing has shaped me more than the war I didn't have to live through. I still feel the impact and the traces my parents' generation left in us, the often rebellious offspring of the late '60s.

Putin, Ukraine, and the West: What Were We Thinking?

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

A Ukraine aligned with the economic and political forces of Europe is a good thing in the long run, for Ukrainians particularly. But it's a real poke in the eye to Russia. What did we think would happen -- Putin would stand aside?

Gays Can Eat Cake in Arizona Again!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

SB 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer! But not everyone is so happy about it. Amidst the hatred, there was actually more entertaining hatred found on Twitter.

The Olympics Are Over, Now What?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The Olympics are over and maybe those of us who deplore the situation of the LGBT community in Russia can again all sound like we are on the same side.

Ukraine's Jews Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place... Again

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It goes without saying that Jewish institutions are bolstering security and it has been reported that some public events have been canceled. One can only wonder what kind of Purim and Passover await our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Ukraine.