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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 Cautionary Tale About Hitler's Propaganda

Steven Luckert | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Steven Luckert

On January 27, as institutions around the world commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is crucial to consider the role that Nazi propaganda played in facilitating the mass murder of Europe's Jews and the persecution of millions of others.

Germany: The Trouble With Being Good

Markus Ziener | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Markus Ziener

In Cologne on New Year's Eve there was no terrorist attack and no one got killed. But the massive assaults on women by a huge crowd with many asylum s...

Concentration Camp Inmates Had To Rebuild A Nazi Refinery The Koch Brothers' Dad Helped Construct

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A new book by New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer about billionaire oligarchs Charles and David Koch reveals that the initial Koch fortune accrued by th...

Suspected Auschwitz Medic To Go On Trial In Germany

Associated Press | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says a 95-year-old man will go on trial next month on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly serving in...

How I Got There: Dagmar Lieblova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Dagmar Lieblova is Holocaust survivor and the chairperson and cofounder of the Terezin Initiative. Lieblova was 14 years old when she and her family were transported to Auschwitz. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Lieblova to hear more about her survival story: a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

Son of Saul

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a dimly lit room naked people are herded towards a chamber. There are murmurs, moans and stifled cries for help. The door shuts. A gaseous odor fil...

Donald Trump Gets Hitler Treatment In Atlanta Street Art

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Sometimes a wheat pasting is worth a thousand words.  Days after Donald Trump sparked outrage by proposing that all Muslims be banned from enter...

Countdown to Kristallnacht

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

Trump does not seem to understand the dangers in the kind of rhetoric that he is using. While we may be a long way away from Kristallnacht, it is worthwhile to point out the signposts on Germany's path to that fateful night. Trump has taken the first tiny dangerous steps towards unleashing forces that could trigger large-scale violence against the Muslim community.

Paris Menorah Lighting Echoes Jewish Defiance

Baila Olidort | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Baila Olidort

There's something eerily familiar about this scenario that happened as Nazism was gaining political power. Again today, Jews are threatened, and again, a pall of darkness has fallen over Europe as the worst of humanity on the prowl for power and world dominion, unleashes its terror.

World Powers To Address Alleged Atrocities In North Korea

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.05.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will meet next week on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a...

Epigenetics: Embracing the Role It Plays in Your Life

Greg Archer | Posted 12.19.2015 | Books
Greg Archer

Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.

First They Came: Redux

Warren Holstein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Warren Holstein

According to Wikipedia: "First they came ... is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the cow...

Agents of Change: 5 Resilient People Who Are Empowering Others

Greg Archer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.

Should These Subway Cars Be Covered In Nazi Flags Right Now?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The ads, which were previously scheduled to run until mid-December, have been removed from subway cars under pressure from New York...

Man In The High Castle: When Freedom Really Dies

David Hinckley | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The Man in the High Castle paints a world in which freedom has vanished to a degree far deeper than the most radical real-life alarmists would conjure. It's a society that demands conformity to the wishes of the state.

Don't Miss "The Man in the High Castle"!

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

When I heard that Amazon was doing a miniseries based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo-winning novel from the Sixties, I realized that it had been sitting on my shelves between DeLillo and Didion for years. Once I picked up the 1992 paperback (with a weird cover) and dusted it off, I couldn't put it down.

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

What's Wrong With Rubio Comparing Muslims to Members of the Nazi Party

Jordan Denari | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Jordan Denari

Tying Muslims to ISIS also assumes that Islam, at its core, must be about violence and oppression. With no other religion do we assume that its most violent or intolerant practitioners are its most authentic representatives.

Scheer Intelligence: David Talbot and Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union--one of many deviations excitingly recounted in Talbot's new book.


Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Jens Martin Skibsted

Looking at the numbers, the transatlantic slave trade matches the Holocaust in horror - maybe even without counting subsidiary effects like internal s...

Q&A: Hundreds of Jews Locked in a Barn and Burned to Death (by Poles, Not Nazis): Poland, 1941

The National Book Review | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Polish author Anna Bikont's book The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne investigates an incident from Poland's World War II past -- a mass murder of Jewish men, women and children carried out not by Nazis, but Poles.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.

Dr. Ruth's Advice: Put Down the iPhone and No One Night Stands

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Goldman

At 87 years old, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer is still adding more chapters to her incredible life. For those who aren't aware, Karola Siegel, ...