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In Berlin, Far From the Israel of Today

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Carol Smaldino

Today has been a day spent in Berlin, devoted largely to its impressive and evocative Jewish Museum.

Man Clear In Auschwitz Barbed Wire Theft

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- In an Aug. 12 story about an Italian who was questioned for taking barbed wire from Auschwitz, The Associated Press, relying on inco...

Last Auschwitz Escape Survivor Dies

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- A spokesman for Auschwitz museum says the last surviving member of a group of prisoners that escaped the German Nazi concentration c...

Palestinian Official Visits Auschwitz Memorial

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- An adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the memorial at the German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Friday to pay r...

The Case Against A 97-Year-Old Alleged WWII War Criminal

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The evidence against a 97-year-old Hungarian man accused of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands during the Holocaust is muc...

French Holocaust Records Exhibited For First Time Ever

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

PARIS — They are among France's darkest days: Police dragged over 13,000 Jews from their homes, confined them in a Paris cycling stadium with li...

Most-Wanted Nazi War Criminal Found In Hiding At Age 97

Posted 07.16.2012 | World

One of the last most-wanted Nazi war criminals still at large has been found living comfortably in Budapest and the group that has been hunting him fo...

Remembering The Past, Building The Future

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

We wandered through this concentration camp in the blazing sun. It was uncharacteristically hot for this time of year. It somehow didn't seem right.

Revealing Family Secrets

Aby Sam Thomas | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Aby Sam Thomas

"We are leaving for the concentration camp, maybe the one in Carpi, Modena. Once I get there, if it is possible, I will write to you. We are all fine, and full of courage."

On Yom HaShoah, Remember The Innocents

Lea Lane | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Lea Lane

I met Cecilie Klein in the early 1980s. Fragile, intelligent, in her 50s, she was a Holocaust survivor finally ready to tell her experiences. I never forgot her remarkable story.

PHOTOS: Exhibit Of 18 Violins Tells Story Of The Holocaust

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When a musician plays a violin long enough, the instrument is imprinted with its owner's way of making sound. If someone else picks...

Writing the Holocaust

Eve Keller | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Eve Keller

I sat on a pillowed bench in the Catskills. It was mid-July in the mountains: the trees were ridiculously green; the hummingbirds sipped sugar water. The prospect before me -- attempting Millie's experience at Auschwitz -- it seemed simply absurd.

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 ...

Their Denial And Our Silence Mock International Holocaust Memorial Day

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

If the grandchildren of the victims of Hitler's Final Solution are to have hope for the future, they'll need the international community to go beyond annual moments of silence.

At the United Nations, Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Lodz Ghetto Are Shown in America for the First Time

Martha Flumenbaum | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Martha Flumenbaum

Tuesday night marked the opening of an exhibit entitled The Face of the Ghetto, Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944, at the United Nations.

Gym Uses Auschwitz Picture To Promote Weight Loss (PHOTO)

Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

A gym in Dubai has apologized after releasing an advertisement featuring an image from a German concentration camp to motivate clients to lose weight....

Auschwitz Sees Record Number Of Visitors

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

WARSAW, Poland -- The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau says it saw more than 1.4 million visitors in 2011, a record high for the former death camp....

Are There Limits to Forgiveness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

I love Buddhism and I'm all for forgiveness among us flawed humans. But only after unrepentant mass murderers who outstrip every definition of evil Webster's can muster are, to paraphrase President Obama, taken off the field.

Our Fallout Shelter: Scary Places That Still Haunt Us

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

These papers, unpleasant as they were, we kept. They are part of the family history. They will be passed down to our children and then to their children. That is the hope anyway.

Poland Reopens Auschwitz Investigation

AP | By VANESSA GERA | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Polish authorities have reopened an investigation into World War II crimes committed at Auschwitz and its satellite camps that was c...

Nazi Death Camp Art On Show At Auschwitz Museum

AP | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland -- Photos of 20 drawings and other artifacts clandestinely made by inmates at Nazi death camps during World War II are on show at the A...

Reflections on a Visit to Germany

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel
Diane Ravitch

Being Jewish is part of my identity. So, the question I asked myself as I packed for the trip was whether I could see Germany as it is now, not as the homeland of the Third Reich.

WATCH: 'Maus' Author On His Unconventional Masterpiece

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In any retelling of an event as unspeakable as the Holocaust, much will be lost in translation. With Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the retelling is in the ...

Michele Bachmann In 2002: Education Reform And Another Holocaust?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

A 2002 film that focuses on Michele Bachmann's education activism alludes to her support for filming partner Michael Chapman and his message that stat...

Ephemera and Experience: Ori Gersht

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

Israeli artist Ori Gersht has two new shows at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, which both examine cultural heritage and memory. "Falling Petals" examin...