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Unrelenting Gore

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

In the end I suppose, the greatest single reason to stop sharing the brutal images on Facebook is because they become less moving over time. When we've seen enough of them, our humanity will leech away -- just as it appears to have done in the minds and hearts of our enemies.

Losing Our Religion: The Death of Christian Mosul

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

The advance of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has all but wiped out some of the most ancient Christian communities. Some of the most important early Christian manuscripts which resided in monasteries there have been burned.

Ritual and Shoah Memory

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

It's 70 years since the Shoah. That generation is dying. The second generation, my generation, is growing older. With all of this unfolding -- how shall we remember into the future?

Human Smoke and Nazis: The Good, the Bad and the Annoying

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Human Smoke is chock-full of small, often powerful but unrelated scenes. What you get is a Jackson Pollack painting in audio: a lot of vivid colors and absolutely no shape to any of it. It's a helter-skelter of disjointed events and it's up to us to connect the dots.

Aftermath Film Powerfully Evokes Polish Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

The history of Poland and the Jews is a lot more complicated than some would have it. Still, the power of anti-Semitism in modern Poland is real and never has it so brilliantly been portrayed as in the Polish film Aftermath, which recently came to the United States.

The Last of the Unjust

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

After almost 40 years to think it through, it is clearer than ever that Lanzmann understands Benjamin Mumelstein, Alteste Der Juden in Terezin as a man of immense stature.

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.

Fate, Faith and Fortune: A Book for Hanukkah and Christmas

Jack Levison | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.

The Last of the Unjust and Its Auteur Are Self-Referential

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stanton Peele

Murmelstein's opponents in these events are uniformly presented as small-minded and devious, even as the film -- and Murmelstein -- affect a modest sense of irony and self-criticism. Yes, in his humility, Murmelstein manages to be quite self-aggrandizing.

Movies: NYFF 2013 #2 -- Lanzmann's Latest, Miyazaki's Farewell

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

To the casual observer, the documentary film The Last Of The Unjust is very much of a piece with director Claude Lanzmann's masterpiece Shoah (1985). But for those intimately familiar with that movie, this is a subtly radical departure.

More Than 40 Suspected Auschwitz Guards Still Alive In Germany

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

BERLIN -- The head of the special German prosecutors' office that investigates Nazi crimes says a probe of 50 suspected former Auschwitz guards is nea...

Rare Children's Sketches Surface From The Holocaust

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

"One million five hundred thousand Jewish children were murdered in the Shoah. Man will never be able to face this fact with full comprehension," Isra...

18 Plagues: The First-Ever Shoah Seder

Barbara Wind | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Barbara Wind

We must raise interest and awareness of protecting the history of the Holocaust in order to protect the world. The Shoah Seder, which took place last Sunday, aims to do that.

Cannes: Spielberg, Lanzmann, Borders, and Parties

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

The first few days of the Cannes Film Festival have been marked by surprises -- whether in the shifting national identity of movies, or peace-making efforts between towering directors -- and parties that defy the rain.

'Never Again' Depends On How You Define 'Never Again'

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Doing nothing is actually doing something and that is sending the message that the rallying cry against genocide -- never again -- is a redline that can be crossed.

Israeli Society and the Holocaust

Avi Ben-Hur | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Avi Ben-Hur

Despite the large number of Holocaust survivors in Israeli society in its early years, the subject of the Holocaust was not extensively dealt with educationally during the state's first decades.

Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich on Magic, Laughter, and 'The Great Nivelli'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sandi Bachom

April 8 was Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). It is the solemn occasion of the 70th year marking the murder of six million Jews and the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Survivors like Werner are the last eyewitnesses, they are our most precious resource.

I Believe: Words To Honor The Martyrs Of The Holocaust

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

There are simply no words to describe the atrocities of the Shoah. There are no explanations. It is so challenging to even know what to feel. That is why my second visit to Babi Yar was so much more powerful than my first. It was the singing.

Israel Comes To Standstill To Mark Holocaust

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Among the crowds marking Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day at the Yad Vashem memorial Monday was a retired American Air Forc...

Life Not Death: A New Museum Of Jewish History In Warsaw

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres are expected to attend the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The presence of such dignitaries attests to the tremendous significance that this endeavor holds for Jews worldwide as well as Poles.

I Need Only Remember My Name: Thoughts on Holocaust Memorial Day

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

I don't need Holocaust memorials to remind me of the loss of Lejzor Trajster and his family, or any of the rest of our families that by chance and the cruelty of nations never made it out of Europe. I need only remember my name.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Re-Imagining the Shoah

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

One of the most disturbing and paradoxically important questions to arise out of the ashes of the Holocaust is not so much the question of why six million Jews and millions of others were systematically annihilated, but the question of "what if... ?"

German Holocaust Archive Reveals 'Treasure Trove Of Documents'

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Madeline Chambers BAD AROLSEN, Germany, April 3 (Reuters) - George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic we...

What a Wonderful World: Documentary Is Alive and Well -- For Now

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The vibe at the Sheffield Doc Fest is simply fantastic. The city itself welcomes filmmakers, commissioners, composers and producers from all over the world, and gives back warmth and appreciation for their work.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.