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Holocaust Memorial Day

Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The Holocaust?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

Being a Holocaust denier is one thing, but simply never having heard of the Holocaust is something the Anti-Defamation League wanted to explore with i...

Re-Imagining Holocaust Remembrance Day

Avram Mlotek | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We can be dismissive of these events as isolated cases but, to do that would undermine a key factor: Antisemitism is not a Jewish problem; it is a deadly virus that endangers humanity, like racism, sexism and homophobia.

Holocaust Memorial Day Begins In Israel

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun its annual Holocaust memorial day with the nation's leaders attending a solemn ceremony. Sunday night's ceremony ...

Survivors Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day At Auschwitz Memorial

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz survivors and Israeli officials are marking 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp, in a ceremony th...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps it is a form of personal catharsis, atonement if you will, for never having taken the time or made the effort to learn more about Jewish history and culture, about the Jewish religion, and about the Jewish suffering.

Never Forget: Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is an 8-day period designated by the U.S. Congress dedicated to our collective imperative to n...

Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich on Magic, Laughter, and 'The Great Nivelli'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Sandi Bachom

April 8 was Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). It is the solemn occasion of the 70th year marking the murder of six million Jews and the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Survivors like Werner are the last eyewitnesses, they are our most precious resource.

Israel Begins Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel dedicated its annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust to mark 70 years to the Warsaw ghetto uprisi...

The Importance Of Holocaust Memorial Day

Karen Pollock | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Karen Pollock

Whilst the Holocaust is an intensely personal Jewish tragedy, it is a tragedy with universal resonance. This national day has become something that Holocaust survivors deeply value.

This Place, This Time

Samara Hutman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Samara Hutman

We live among and aside an extraordinary group of elders -- those who can, if they choose to and are able, speak to us in real time about this chapter in modern history that is unprecedented and lifetimes later still equally incomprehensible and heartbreaking.

LOOK: Exhibit Displays Holocaust Relics On International Remembrance Day

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- When Stella Knobel's family fled World War II Poland in 1939, the only thing the 7-year-old girl could take with her was her teddy bear. ...

Victims Mourned On International Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn ...

Why Holocaust Memorial Day Should Never Have Happened

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 03.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

The establishment of another Holocaust Memorial Day in the U.K. has essentially enabled others with whatever agendas to dance on the graves of my family along with another 6 million and countless others besides.

Does the Holocaust Matter to Today's Kids?

Maggie Quale | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Maggie Quale

Out of 30 students, only two recognized the word "Holocaust." But when talk turned to discrimination and bigotry, every single hand went up, each student desperate to recount his or her own tale of prejudice.

PHOTOS: Israelis Gather For Holocaust Memorial Day

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's president told of his own family's suffering at the hands of the Nazis in World War II, speaking at the Wednesday opening o...

Auschwitz Survivor Dies In Same Town On Anniversary

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Kazimierz Smolen, a 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor who after World War II became director of the memorial site, died Friday on ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Many Genocides To Be Commemorated On Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS/ENInews) After the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews during World War II, the world cr...

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010: Honoring Nathan, Who Was Only Two

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

With Holocaust Remembrance Day -- Yom Hashoah -- coming up this Sunday, I want to share the tales of my friend Cecile, a Holocaust survivor.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: VIDEO Of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being celebrated today around the world, 65 years after the Auschwitz camp was liberated. January 27 has...