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Ben Carson Still Insists Jews Could Have Gunned Their Way out of the Holocaust

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
Bernard Starr

Ben Carson doesn't spell out how armed Jews could have changed the history of the Holocaust. Not surprisingly, he has come up with no examples of Jews fighting back as they were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. So let's put Carson's thesis to the test.

What Poland's Jewish History Museum Can Teach Us

José M. Faraldo | Posted 02.10.2015 | Home
José M. Faraldo

Whereas the North American Holocaust museum deals with the immense crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, the Warsaw museum is focused most of all on of Jewish life.

Warsaw Has Lots of Apples -- and Candles

Michael Winship | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
Michael Winship

People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they're pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It's an act of defiance.

A Speck of Light and the Capacity to Remember the Holocaust

Jack Levison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home
Jack Levison

In light of Holocaust Remembrance Day, two books in particular introduce readers to otherwise unnamed people who endured the Holocaust.

Days of Remembrance, 2013: 'The Warsaw Ghetto Is No More'

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Marie Woolf

Now as then, atrocities occur all around us; now, as then, they're not real until they happen to be reported. Initially, we're upset, but it takes too much time and energy to sustain that -- we begin to tune out.

Remembering The Holocaust, Turning To Kindness

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The Holocaust was brought about by the opposite of hesed, by malice and treatment of human beings with clinical cruelty for the purpose of demeaning, debasing and destroying. How do we face such a legacy?

Reflections On The 70th Anniversary Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 06.08.2013 | Home
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Many believe the Nazis attacked that night to send a message that Passover, the Day of Liberation, should be transformed into a Day of Destruction. The fighters, led by Mordechai Anielewicz, stunned the Germans, killing and wounding German soldiers.

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

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.07.2013 | Home
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.

Hope, Not Fear At Passover: The Blessings Of An Open Door

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

During the Passover Seder many have the tradition to rise from the table and open the door for the Prophet Elijah to come. This year's celebration brings with it an extra reminder of how much we should not take for granted the blessing of being able to open our door in hope and not fear.

Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized

Posted 03.04.2013 | Home

Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of t...

The World Turns Its Back Again: Tunis 2012-Bermuda 1943

Barry Lando | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Barry Lando

Imagine if anyone with the Internet had been able to follow the massacre of the civilians in the Warsaw Ghetto. Imagine if the world had seen all that 69 years ago: the scenes we've been witnessing every day from Homs.

Say The Name: There Is No Such Thing As Holocaust Fiction

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saumya Arya Haas

After a lifetime of not thinking about it much, I suddenly stumbled into Holocaust memories, and now they are tangled around me. They are not my memories, but their meaning is part of my life. It has to be.

A Film Unfinished (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Koch

A new documentary examines what the Nazis hoped to accomplish with their portrayals of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

A Real Critic's Choice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

Recently, I had to choose between two screenings, both happening at the same time. One was Lottery Ticket, a comedy starring Bow Wow. The other was A Film Unfinished, a Holocaust-themed documentary. That seems like a no-brainer, right?

A Film Unfinished: How German it Is

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just when you think historians have unearthed as many images as can be mined illustrating what happened to the Jews during WWII, a new can of film emerges and becomes a catalyst for a re-reading of a vintage Nazi film.

HuffPost Review: A Film Unfinished

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

As Yael Hersonski's documentary, A Film Unfinished, shows, even in documentary film, seeing wasn't always believing -- and the Nazis knew this.

Why Did the Nazis Film the Dying Jews of Warsaw?

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Waxman

In a French-themed café a block from the teeming beach, producer Noemi Schory explains why her new Holocaust documentary, An Unfinished Film, did not deserve the R rating that the MPAA handed down.

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

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Kibbutz Diary: A Shoah Memorial the World Should See

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dagan

To me, Mishmar Ha'emek's Pinat Hagola is an example of what we should strive for in public art built in memory of tragedies. Often, the smallest places can say the most.

Come In, Take Your Shoes Off: A New Look at Tisha B'Av

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Angela Himsel

Let me tell you who I was, or who I believed myself to be, when I came to be built among you. You saw me as a bridge between the earth and heaven, but come closer.