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US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Purpose of Holocaust Remembrance Must Be the Prevention of Other Genocides

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

I am honored to be with you this evening, honored to have been asked to speak to you here in the Hall of Remembrance which, in truth, could and perhaps should be called the Hall of Memory. Why "memory" in an institution devoted to memory? Because memory must come before remembrance.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

New Articles Explore Holocaust Education for a New Generation

Penny Schwartz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Penny Schwartz

Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed last week, included many commemorations and programs that honored survivors, most of who are now in their 80s and...

Syria Exhibit at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Annie Sovcik, Esq. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Annie Sovcik, Esq.

If "Never Again" means that the world will mobilize to stop mass atrocities -- genocide, torture, ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity -- then the integration of an exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum showing ongoing crimes in Syria that rise to that level belies our commitment to such a slogan.

Jessa Duggar Just Compared Abortion To The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

A good hard-and-fast rule to live by: "Do not compare anything to the Holocaust. Ever." Jessa Duggar does not live by this rule. Last week, the 21...

PHOTOS: The Survivors

Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's 20th Anniversary tour of the country stopped in NYC last weekend. Some 2,500 people, many of them Holoca...

Secretary Madeleine Albright: On the U.S. Responsibility to Protect

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
92nd Street Y

Former U.S. Secretary of State thinks the U.S. has a responsibility to protect other countries facing crisis. She was here last month as part of a pan...

Poland, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Tussle Over Auschwitz Barracks

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 04.24.2012 | DC

WARSAW, Poland — Polish and U.S. officials are engaged in intense talks to determine the fate of a sensitive object: a barrack that once housed ...

The Miracle of Jewish Recovery After the Holocaust: The DP Camp Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

For survivors, of course, the memories and scars never fade. But there's another side of the story: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, an extraordinary drama of resiliency, rebirth and renewal took place in Austria and Germany: the creation of the Displaced Persons camps.

U.S. Holocaust Museum Launches Search For Displaced Kids In Photos

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact

There are girls with ribbons in their hair, boys in short pants or wool jackets (one even wears a discarded Hitler Youth uniform). There are teens and...

Dear Westboro Baptist, Please Protest My Funeral

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

I can imagine that great day when Westboro heads out to protest and Americans shrug their shoulders. If a protest of my funeral takes them one step closer to future obscurity and irrelevance, then do your worst.

A Day For Holocaust Remembrance

Posted 06.28.2011 | Religion

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the official Israeli commemoration of the 6 million Jews murdered in Nazi Germany during World War II. Yom ...

Pat Buchanan's Bile Goes Unchallenged

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Menachem Rosensaft

Buchanan must be held publicly accountable for facilitating the dissemination of toxic hate speech that, as the Holocaust Museum shooting reminds us, can have tragic consequences.

Holder Pushes Hate Crime Bill in Wake of Recent Wave of Hate

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Hate has always been present. But the recent spike in violence against immigrants is being fanned by the flames of the anger and hateful rhetoric being voiced in the debate over immigration.

Judge: Holocaust Museum Suspect Can't Appear In Court

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear...

Holocaust Museum Reopens Two Days After Shooting

AP | GILLIAN GAYNAIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Liz Johnson showed up Friday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with 12 Girl Scouts in tow. None of them was alive when the Holo...

The Challenge of the Holocaust Museum Shooting

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Simon Wiesenthal, the great Nazi Hunter and humanitarian would say to us: "I don't judge a democratic society by how many Nazis there are, but by how many anti-Nazis there are."

Holocaust Museum Shooting: Obama Saddened

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he is shocked by the shooting at the Holocaust museum near the White House. He called it an "outrageou...

William Cohen And Wife Witnessed Holocaust Museum Shooting (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Witnesses to the shooting at Washington D.C.'s Holocaust Museum related to reporters the fear and confusion inside the building. Defense Secretary W...

Holocaust Museum Shooting In Washington D.C.

AP | NAFEESA SYEED and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An 88-year-old gunman with a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Me...

Holocaust Museum Shooter Von Brunn Is Elderly White Supremacist

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A frustrated artist and an angry man, the suspect in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting once tried to kidnap members of th...