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The Greatest Holocaust Story Never Told

Rachel Lithgow | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts
Rachel Lithgow

Have you ever heard of these women? I'm sure you could rattle off each Kardashian, or the name of Mila Kunis's new baby. Here is why these are the names that should be on your lips this week.

Viewer Discretion Is Advised: Some of the MOST Emotional Photos I Have Ever Taken, from Auschwitz

Jared Polin AKA the FRO | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jared Polin AKA the FRO

We must feel, we must capture, we must create. I have felt that feeling and hope to feel it many more times as I continue on my path as a photographer.

93-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Charged

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as a guard at the Nazi...

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

Larry Magid | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

If I saw her partying at the site or trying to diminish the horror and historical importance of what happened there, I would think she was being insensitive, but smiling? Come on, we're all taught to smile in pictures.

Auschwitz Selfie Girl: 'I Don't Think I Would Do Anything Differently'

USA Today | Jessica Durando | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion

(RNS) An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her acti...

Taking Selfies At Auschwitz Is Now A Thing Teenagers Do

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

They've invaded funerals and "serious places," and now taking selfies at the Auschwitz has become a thing that teenagers do. A controversial Israel...

Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Trauma, Survival, and Making Peace

Bernie Glassman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

How do we create a situation, a world, in which this does not happen to anyone, not just to young people? In which Never again does not mean Never again to us, but Never again to anyone? Never again to us is the victim's trope, survival at any cost; Never again to anyone is asserting our internal freedom even in the bleakest of circumstances, our insistence on the big picture.

89-Year-Old Philly Retiree Arrested For Alleged Nazi War Crimes

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and ...

The Social Immune System

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Socially, we're stuck in a system of profit (private prisons, for instance) and waste (human lives). We're stuck in a society with a defective immune system, and reaping the consequences.

Pastor Predicts Americans Will Someday Tour Abortion Clinics Like Auschwitz Camp

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

Pastor James L. Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego, California, is convinced that President Obama is responsible for "morally and economically dest...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Thousands March In Auschwitz For Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from Israel and around the world marched on Monday between the two parts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau N...

Holocaust Survivor: If The Nazis Killed Me, They Won

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

For Gene Klein, surviving Auschwitz required him to view his own personal survival as being a way of fighting back against the Nazis. "There comes ...

Bad Breaks

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

While visiting the Golan Heights in Northern Israel several years ago, I felt the sudden need to relieve myself. Instead of heading back to the bus, t...

Palestinian Students Visit Auschwitz For Educational Trip

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion

A group of Palestinian students and their professor who visited Auschwitz in March have returned home to sharp criticism from their university, The Wa...

Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Technology of Death

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Shelly Palmer

What motivated men to do this? This is worse than hate, worse than fear, worse than greed or jealousy or anything else I have ever felt. I don't know how you could justify killing anyone, so I cannot even imagine what inspires a nation to conceive of, fabricate, operationalize and use a killing factory.

Common Core and the Holocaust

Alan Singer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The reading list for the New York State Common Core English/Language Arts curriculum looks like someone took a handful of darts and through them at a wall with boxes labeled with different grade levels. There are no discernible themes and at a first glance no patterns at all.

Abe Rosenthal: The Man I Remember Every Day

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.

Nazi Love

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

According to a recent Times story ("Himmler Papers Shed Light On Personal Life of a Nazi," NYT, 1/26/14), Mr. and Mrs. Himmler lived a life that was ...

3 Suspected Auschwitz Guards Arrested

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 02.20.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German police on Thursday raided the homes of nine elderly men suspected of serving as SS guards at the Auschwitz death camp and arres...

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

In The Roses Underneath, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.

Haunting Portraits Honor The Holocaust's Female Victims

Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

It's a subject filled with so much horror and sadness few artists can bear to address it. The atrocities that occurred in the concentration camps of G...

Poetry After Auschwitz: Weinberg's the Passenger

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

In eight words, the German Jewish philosopher summed up the monumental challenge art has faced after the horrors of the Holocaust: How can art retain its redemptive and curative powers after such methodical human extermination?