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

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
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 | Religion
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 | Politics
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.

Poland Marks Anniversary Of Warsaw Uprising

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens let out a long and mournful wail and people and traffic stood still on the streets of Warsaw on Friday as Poland commem...

Haunting Memories Remain 70 Years After The Warsaw Uprising

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for h...

A Speck of Light and the Capacity to Remember the Holocaust

Jack Levison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Jack Levison

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

Couple Admits They Destroyed Historic WWII Hideout In Warsaw Ghetto

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland — An official says a couple who destroyed a World War II Jewish hideout that was located in an apartment they were renting from t...

Warsaw Marks 70th Anniversary Of Ghetto Uprising

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose ...

Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Recalls Hell

AP | BY MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Jakub Gutenbaum still squirms at the thought of scalding-hot walls in the basement where he hid while houses burned overhead during ...

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

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
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.

Warsaw Ghetto Museum Reflects A Changing Poland

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Almost nothing remains of the old Warsaw Ghetto: a few buildings here and there, a synagogue, some fragments of a brick wall. The re...

Remembering The Holocaust, Turning To Kindness

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | 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.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Remembered By Survivor As 70th Anniversary Nears

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Two days before her comrades embarked on an uprising that came to symbolize Jewish resistance against the Nazis in World War II, 14-year-...

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

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
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 | World

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...

Activists Fight To Save Iconic Warsaw Ghetto Building

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- It was the place where Jewish women did their ritual bathing. It was a tuberculosis clinic. It survived the German onslaught and bec...

Statue Of Praying Hitler In Ex-Warsaw Ghetto Sparks Emotion

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland — A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were kill...

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

Barry Lando | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
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 | Religion
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 | Entertainment
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 | Entertainment
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 | Entertainment
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 | Entertainment
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.