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The Holocaust

Effective Altruism: The World is One Family

Eric Gastfriend | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Eric Gastfriend

EA asks us to think critically, strategically, and rationally about issues such as what global causes to prioritize, which careers will enable us to achieve the most social good, and which charities can reduce the most suffering per dollar spent.

Why Holocaust Analogies Aren't Helping Republicans Win Jewish Votes

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Republicans have done everything they can to win the Jewish vote, never missing an opportunity to link Democrats and any foreign policy opponent to the Nazis and the Holocaust. They just don't get how offensive such remarks are to Jewish voters, continuing to drive them toward Democrats.

In Memory of the July 1942 Roundup of Paris's Jews

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Erris Langer Klapper

Tatiana De Rosnay's Sarah's Key spent two years on the New York Times Bestseller List, and even longer than that on my nightstand before I finally read it. I regret not reading it sooner, as it would've drastically transformed my family's trip to Paris the previous summer.

Savior Of Hundreds Of Children During Holocaust Dead At 106

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Sir Nicholas Winton, recognized as the "British Schindler" for helping rescue more than 600 Czech children fated for death in Nazi concentration camps...

Pope: 'Great Powers' Did Nothing When Jews Were Taken To Auschwitz

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he calls the "great powers" of the world for failing to act ...

Defiance Soars in Concerts Commemorating the Holocaust

Penny Schwartz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

Seventy-one years ago, in June 1944, Edgar Krasa, then a young prisoner at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, (also known as Terezin) was among some 60 Jewish men and women prisoners at the Nazi camp who lifted their collective voices in a choral performance of Verdi's Requiem.

We Shall Overcome By Finding Meaning

Reiner Lomb | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

I felt ashamed for having tried to take God away from my father, the very reason that gave him the will to survive the most hopeless circumstances. This was one of the most important lessons I had ever received in my life.

Choosing Love Over Fear

Grace de Rond | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Grace de Rond

At 8 p.m. on May 4, the entire population of the Netherlands stopped for two minutes of silence to remember the people who died during WWII. It happens annually, and it's always dramatic and moving to witness.

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

Life is ephemeral. Liberty is fickle. And without the first two, all the wealth in the world does not amount to much. But happiness is not dictated by external circumstances; it is guided by inner purpose. It is not luck; it is a choice.

Who Will Tell Our Stories?

Aaron Elster | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Aaron Elster

Every man, woman and child has a story. For some it is found in the most unlikely of places, during one of the most horrific of times, where actions of a few meant life versus death. Mine is a story of survival: my own and my family's.

Trans-Generational Trauma: Passover, The Holocaust and My Grandma

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

I sit across from my grandmother at the Seder table. "Grandma," I say, "I'm wondering what it's like for you, as a Holocaust survivor, who fled Germany as a child, to read these words, 'in every generation an enemy rises'?" She raises her eyebrows and sighs, as if she doesn't have what to say. My grandma has plenty to say.

Gene Simmons' Mom, the Holocaust, and Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

In my writing career I have often written Holocaust survivor stories for newspapers and magazines, and I believe in the importance of sharing as many eyewitness accounts as possible. No two stories are the same, and it always amazes me how people clung to their will to live despite atrocities that the world had never seen before.

Emily Kassie

As March At Auschwitz Commemorates The Holocaust, Poles Reflect On Their Country's Attitudes Toward Jews

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

KRAKOW, Poland -- On April 16, 10,000 marchers, most of them Jews and Holocaust survivors from more than 12 countries, marched from Auschwitz I to Bir...

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Today, we join together to remember the six million European Jews murdered by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. The people of Israel and those from all around the world will pause today for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Shouldering an Inheritance of Grief

Linda S. Haase | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Linda S. Haase

At our family's Passover Seders, in addition to the four children scripted to ask symbolic questions, there was always a fifth child at the table, the child who did not survive the Holocaust.

I Don't Know What I Would Have Been Without Auschwitz

Edith Eva Eger | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Edith Eva Eger

On our way to Auschwitz my mother said something I never forgot, she said: 'We don't know where we're going. We don't know what's going to happen. Just remember, no one can take away from you what you put here in your own mind.' My mother had the biggest impact on me.

Putin, Netanyahu, and the Ghosts of Worlds War II

Steven Conn | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

Israel and Russia may not share much in common (indeed, since its founding Israel has welcomed waves of Soviet/Russian Jews desperate to leave that country), and trying to isolate Iran is not the same thing as invading another nation, but both draw a certain kind of moral legitimacy from the memory of World War II.

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

3 Films, 70 Years and Still Holocaust Denial

Jane Wells | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Jane Wells

With the persistence of Holocaust denial comes a renewed need for accurate documentation. As a social justice filmmaker I battle daily to tell the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity in an honest and believable way.

Never Again Must Begin With Never Forget

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The lessons of the Holocaust are universal, but the scope and breadth of what befell its victims is quite particular.

The Heart Inside My Chest Is Not My Own

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Jessica Katz

I quiet myself down, take deep breaths and listen to my heart beat. Sometimes the world can seem so chaotic, that only breathing can bring me back to the center of who I am.

The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

HuffPost UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

Six million Jewish people were murdered during the genocide in Europe in the years leading up to 1945, and the Jews are rightly remembered as the grou...

Shocking Family Secrets from W.W. II

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Though I had said Kaddish for my father's father at Bergen Belsen, where I had always assumed he died because my father and his sister had been prisoners there, I discovered that he had actually been a prisoner at Auschwitz. Why had my father never told me?

Tomorrow the World Will Be Listening to the Voices of Auschwitz

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Dorian de Wind

Vanessa Gera at the Associated Press observes, that, a decade ago, on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark that occasion. But, she says, "On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s."

Survivors Visit Auschwitz A Day Ahead Of 70th Anniversary

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- The voice of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire ...