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Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Prayers for the People of Burma's Concentration Camps

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Whatever walk of life you come from, please do keep them in your thoughts and prayers. For those who are fasting, encourage your community leaders, imams, khateebs and others to pray for the Rohingya with the community at large, especially in the blessed nights of Ramadan, and try to contribute to them whatever you are able to.

Running for Her Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Renee Fisher

I heard Irene's cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum. "You had 70 family members who perished?" I asked her. "No," she said. "I had more, many more." I asked Irene to tell me her story. Instead, she told me about her mother.

Hundreds Of Jews Jumped From Trains To Escape Nazi Death Camps

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

A four-year study by a German historian revealed an estimated 764 Jews managed to escape from trains en route to concentration camps during the Holoca...

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

Three Cheers For 'Jew in a Box' For Thinking Out Of The Box

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

When I first read the headline "Jew in a Box," I was shocked. I immediately assumed that it must be an anti-Semitic, if not neo-Nazi, display. What a surprise to learn that the headline referred to a performance piece at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

Sale Of Barbed Wire From Nazi Camp Causes Outrage

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

The foundation in charge of a former Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands on Tuesday cancelled the planned sale of pieces of barbed wire dug up ...

President's Tailor Is A Man With A Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.08.2012 | Small Business

Martin Greenfield survived by his wits at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Now the renowned tailor lives on his reputation as the suitmaker for several presi...

WATCH: Couple Falls In Love At Nazi Camp, Reunites After 60 Years

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.31.2012 | Good News

At age 15 in 1944, Thomas Beck escaped over the wall of a Nazi concentration camp in Budapest with one regret. He was leaving behind Edith Greiman, a ...

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...

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.

Last Known Gay Jewish Holocaust Survivor Dies At 88

Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Gad Beck, the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died June 24 in a German senior citizens' home. The Jerusalem Post reports that Bec...

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.

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....

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...

'Schindler's List' Factory To House Contemporary Art Museum

ARTINFO | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Today, Oskar Schindler's Krakow factory is taking on a new mission. Through the initiative of mayor Jacek Majchrowski, it has become a contemporary art museum.

Hitler's First Anti-Semitic Writing Found?

New York Times | Jack Ewing | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

FRANKFURT — In 1919, a soldier in Munich discovered that he could galvanize small groups of fellow trench warfare veterans with virulently anti-Semi...

Holocaust Victims Honored With March To Auschwitz

Posted 07.02.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – About 7,000 Jews marched to the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Monday in memory of the 6 million Holocaust vict...

Elie Wiesel On Holocaust Remembrance (VIDEO)

Posted 07.01.2011 | Religion

Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author of more than 50 books. He is most famous for Night, the autobiographical story of his experiences in th...

Preserving Auschwitz: A Responsibility to our Children

Jacek Kastelaniec | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacek Kastelaniec

We, the remaining survivors of Auschwitz and the keepers of its memory, urge you to help preserve the physical evidence of Auschwitz and raise awareness to prevent future acts of hatred.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorated

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) - Germany's president stood in silence Thursday before a gray concrete wall where Nazis executed Polish resistance members at Au...

Kissinger Controversy Recalls Provocative Art Piece

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

A recent op-ed on Kissinger and his response have generated a good deal of media buzz but the discussions have been largely political and have ignored an interesting art angle to the story.

The Wall Street Journal understands history, when will the rest of the American media?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The Wall Street Journal gets it: Auschwitz was not a Polish concentration camp. The paper has officially changed its style guide to make sure that rep...

Prosecuting Nazis in the 21st Century

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

We need to decide how much decades-old justice can be served in the courtroom. Not just because of the Nazis; they'll all be dead soon. But because the way we deal with crimes of war depends on it.

Looking At An Icon Of Evil

Mark Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Jacobson

"It is made from the skin of the Jews," the man said in the local patois. " Hitler made skin out of the Jews." The price was $35.