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Pope Declares Swedish Nun Who Sheltered Jews During The Holocaust A Saint

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion

A Swedish nun credited with sheltering Jewish families in her convent during the Holocaust is now a saint of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis canoni...

New Light on Bosnian Jews During World War II

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The fate of Bosnian Jews during the Holocaust has attracted significant attention from historians and other commentators. According to a standard wor...

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

Should the Swastika Be Rehabilitated or Forever Damned? A Surprising Debate

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Four hundred years or more from now, could the narrative be changed? Could the swastika become a symbol of victory over persecution and genocide?

Zane Buzby -- 'One Foot in Comedy, One Foot in the Holocaust'

Steve Karras | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Steve Karras

There is no shortage of Holocaust memorials, museums and foundations dedicated solely to preserving the history of Nazi crimes against Europe's Jews during the Second World War. Yet there is a shortage of funds for financial aid for survivors.

The People's Architect: Upcoming Retrospective of Moshe Safdie Shows Architect's Global Vision

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

While some architects' designs for museums and buildings make the outside more famous than what's inside, Safdie's work is different: His architecture often takes a back seat to its surroundings and to its purpose, whether residential, or public space, or multipurpose.

If You See Something Evil, Do Something: The Legacy of Chiune Sugihara

Joel Sucher | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Joel Sucher

Sugihara was one of those unique human beings who couldn't fail but do the right thing because simply to do otherwise was to flirt with dishonor -- and given that his lineage on his mother's side was Samurai, he felt challenged to live up to his warrior ethos.

Kosovo Revives Its Jewish Heritage

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Recently, many Muslim countries and Muslim minority communities have fallen back into conflict. In the Balkan republic of Kosovo, with a Muslim majority around 80 percent, a different spirit is visible.

5 Ways To Preserve The Memory Of The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

As the world commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday nearly 70 years since 6 million Jews were murdered, new details of Nazi torture continue...

German Holocaust Archive Reveals 'Treasure Trove Of Documents'

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Madeline Chambers BAD AROLSEN, Germany, April 3 (Reuters) - George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic we...

Neocons Against Chuck Hagel: The Independent Senator Who Wouldn't Genuflect

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Maybe Chuck Hagel isn't the right man to head the Defense Department. If so, it isn't because he is an anti-Semite. Let's have an honest and civil debate over his qualifications for the office. Israel loses when its American supporters resort to demagoguery allegedly on its behalf.

How Albania's Religious Mix Offers An Example For The Rest Of The World

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

It has been said often that small nations may produce great ideas. Albania suffers economically, but it maintains its dignity. For Albania's example of cooperation between believers, it deserve the congratulations of the world in the 100th year of its independence.

Righteousness at Buchenwald

Brad Rothschild | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Brad Rothschild

Were it not for the efforts of a group of Holocaust survivors and scholars, Antonin Kalina's memory would be lost to history. But today, scattered around the world, there are thousands of people who owe their existence to this man.

Why Would Jews Vandalize A Holocaust Memorial?

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The news that Israel's memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied in early June with bitterly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements was...

What's the Motivation Behind Recent Art Crimes?

MutualArt | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Three different incidents this month alone show us, however, that crime in museums is very easy to achieve. Elementary yet different in execution, these recent events allow us to ascertain what motivates people to commit art crimes.

Historians Race Clock To Collect Holocaust Survivor Stories

Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion

By Meredith Mandell USA Today JERUSALEM (RNS) Zvi Shefel recalled the day the German army arrived at his Polish town of Slonim in the summer of 19...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How You Can Help Preserve The Memory Of The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact

The horrific stories of the 6 million Jews who were gassed, starved and shot point blank throughout the Holocaust are well documented. But the number ...

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 ...

Veteran Accused Of Fabricating Parts Of Auschwitz Heroics Story

Yahoo! News | Mike Collett | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

LONDON (Reuters) – A British World War Two veteran and his publisher have defended his account of smuggling himself into Auschwitz concentration cam...

Google Launches Holocaust Archive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Google and Yad Vashem, an Israeli museum established in the 1950s to preserve t...

Righteous Among The Nations: Muslims Who Saved Jews From Holocaust

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) In 2003, Norman Gershman was looking for some of the righteous. What he found astonished ...

Yad Vashem Fires Employee Who Compared Holocaust To Palestinians' Plight

Haaretz | Yoav Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yad Vashem has fired an instructor who compared the trauma of Jewish Holocaust survivors with the trauma experienced by the Palestinian people in Isra...