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An American Jew Roams in Germany

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The German and Jewish people are forever locked in what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a 'single garment of destiny.'

Holocaust Remembrance: Who Owns Memory?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

In the absence of actual Holocaust survivors, survivors who are fixtures at virtually all remembrance ceremonies, the challenge of memory falls fully on our shoulders.

Our Long National Fascination With Henry Kissinger Is Over

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Sheer intellect, without more, is not enough for statesmanship. Perhaps our fascination with a man whose moral compass turns out to have been non-existent has finally come to an end.

Auschwitz Memorial To Receive $80 Million From Germany

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Germany pledged Wednesday to pay euro60 million ($80 million) over the next year into a fund for Auschwitz-Birkenau to preserve...

Hanukkah: Finding My Inner Light as a Jew

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

I do not subscribe to the Jewish religion, but to be one who is self-hating or denying of authentic parts of me would be to deny real ecology which has to include the diversity, not only outside, but inside of us as well.

'Boy In The Striped Pajamas' Author Talks New Book

The Guardian | Michelle Pauli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's hardly surprising that an author who made his name with a novel for children set during the Holocaust should expect a certain seriousness from li...

Music and Joy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What lifts you up during difficult times? Is there something in your life that can reliably center you? And even more, do you have anything readily av...

France: Impressions of a Passer-By

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

I am not a French history expert or a Francophile. I am merely commenting on how a brief visit to France, a few conversations, and visiting some "concrete examples" of French gratitude and respect have altered my perceptions -- perhaps misconceptions -- of the French people and of their recent history.

Looking At An Icon Of Evil

Mark Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Jacobson

"It is made from the skin of the Jews," the man said in the local patois. " Hitler made skin out of the Jews." The price was $35.

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Fiction about Real People: Some Thoughts Related to Sharon Dogar's Annexed

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Sharon Dogar's Annexed has been testing me personally. A work of historical fiction, Dogar sensitively and thoughtfully imagines what Peter Van Pels,...

Are We Allowed To Imagine The Holocaust?

Sharon Dogar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sharon Dogar

There is no other way of reclaiming the individual stories of those who died than through an act of the imagination. How else can we do it if they are no longer here to tell of it themselves?

Remembering Bernadotte: It's About Time

David Samel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Samel

Holocaust remembrance institutions are reluctant to celebrate Count Folke Bernadotte's WWII heroism because it would inevitably recall an embarrassing chapter of Israeli history.

What's Inside YOUR Shoebox? Facing History...and Ourselves.

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

When all is said and done, the Facing History concept is quite simple: explore historical injustices to teach tolerance, understanding and participation.

PHOTOS: Rare And Never-Seen Photos Of Hitler

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Adolf Hitler is one of history's most documented figures, yet new information keeps emerging that casts the Nazi leader in a somewhat different light....

Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Knocked Down

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Mo...

A Film Unfinished: The Warsaw Ghetto As Seen Through Nazi Eyes

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Z. Chesnoff

In 1942, a crew of German soldiers filmed Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto. Their perverse propaganda goal: to record for posterity examples of the "sub-human culture" of the soon to be eliminated.

An Open Letter to Bernard-Henri Levy, on His Defense of Roman Polanski and Pope Benedict XVI

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Gonzalez

I've been reading your intemperate, self-righteous posts on the Polanski affair, in which you defend the child rapist against his detractors, among whom I count myself.

Film Review: Prisoner of Her Past

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

In Prisoner of Her Past, Sonia, a Holocaust survivor, lives in a nursing home, and has unusual trouble dealing with her life. She can't escape her past, yet it's impossible for her to confront it.

Shared Horror, Shared Hope

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

On Sunday night, my community hosted a "Shalom" peace concert in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. What made this evening unique, and pe...

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel: Surviving and Recording Evil

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil is a slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil.

'Schindler's list' To Sell For $2.2m

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The only privately held copy of a list that Oskar Schindler drew up of Jews to be saved from Nazi concentration camps is on sale for $2.2 million (£1...

The Holocaust Torah Scrolls Scam, Part II: Why Is Anyone Still Defending This Man?

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Rosensaft

Menachem Youlus violated the trust of people who thought they were supporting the rescue of Torah scrolls and instead unwittingly helped facilitate a truly contemptible scam.

Alleged Muslim Power over Holocaust Curriculum: Please Don't Forward!

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

We ought to be slow to believe the worst about others, quick to report the best. Now, that would be a true memorial to those who died in the Holocaust!

Mighty Movie Podcast: Holocaust, the Movie: Moeller and Jacoby on Harlan - In the Shadow of Jew Suss

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's typical in these circumstances to say, "I don't know what came over me." But I do know what came over me: I was going to interview Felix Moeller ...