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Long-Lost Nazi Diary May Help Piece Together Tragic Puzzle

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

The long-lost diary of an elite Nazi leader who had the ear of Adolf Hitler found a new home in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C....

As Holocaust Museum Turns 20, The Ranks Of Survivors Dwindle

Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as child...

Holocaust Researchers Conclude Way More Nazi Camps Than Anyone Realized

Posted 03.04.2013 | World

Researchers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have concluded that over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos existed during Hitler's reign of t...

Obama Speaks At Holocaust Commemoration

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the annual remembrance of the Holocaust. He addressed his administration's ...

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 ...

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Paull | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

Two Cultures, Two Genocides, One Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

David's harrowing memories from Eastern Europe at the hands of the Nazis and Jacqueline's genocide experiences in Rwanda, although more than half a century apart, are hauntingly similar.

A German Town Mourns Its Holocaust Past: The DP Camp Story, Part 2

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

A commissioned stained-glass window dedicated to the Holocaust portrays a gas chamber scene and bears a Star of David. To all who enter the church, it's a stark reminder of past atrocities

The Miracle of Jewish Recovery After the Holocaust: The DP Camp Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

For survivors, of course, the memories and scars never fade. But there's another side of the story: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, an extraordinary drama of resiliency, rebirth and renewal took place in Austria and Germany: the creation of the Displaced Persons camps.

Lost Cousins Unite Through Holocaust Database

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — For five long years during World War II, Nahum Korenblum never left the side of his younger brother Yaakov as the two fled the Nazi ...

U.S. Holocaust Museum Launches Search For Displaced Kids In Photos

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact

There are girls with ribbons in their hair, boys in short pants or wool jackets (one even wears a discarded Hitler Youth uniform). There are teens and...

An Afternoon of Cherry Blossoms and Swastikas

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Rob Sachs

Maybe it was the sign outside the museum that read "Think About What You Saw," but before I knew it, I was walking through the metal detectors and into the museum's cold stark atrium.

An American Jew Roams in Germany

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The German and Jewish people are forever locked in what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a 'single garment of destiny.'

Pander-monium Breaks Out Among 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

As the 2012 race heats up, we'll be tracking the candidates' pander playbooks to ferret out the most interesting, egregious and hilarious suck-ups.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

Westboro Baptist Church Protests At Northwestern's Hillel

northbynorthwestern.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church gathered on Wednesday on the corner of Foster Street and Sheridan Road for half an hour to protest Northwe...

Fire Destroys Shoes Of Nazi Victims At Polish Museum

walletpop.com | Sarah CoffeyAug 11th 2010 at 6:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A fire at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland has destroyed one of the wooden barracks and about 10,000 shoes of Holocaust prisoners displayed a...

The Newtiness of Newt

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

A newt is a slimy amphibian with an uncanny ability to reinvent itself by regenerating limbs. Living up to his name, Newt Gingrich has metamorphosed from disgraced former House Speaker to a preeminent position on the Right.

Holocaust Remembrance, Part 2: Walking in Hell

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lea Lane

In 1995, fifteen years after I had worked on Cecile's story, and fifty years after she had been liberated from Auschwitz, I had the opportunity to follow in her footsteps.

James Von Brunn Dead: Holocaust Museum Shooter Died In Hospital

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The 89-year-old white supremacist charged in a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum died Wednesday in North Carolina, w...

Death at the Holocaust Museum and the Degradation of the American Dialogue

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

There was a time when intellectual honesty was not considered unpatriotic; when compassion for, and understanding of, your fellow man was a sign of strength, not weakness.

Guard Who Returned Fire Speaks About Holocaust Museum Shooting

Associated Press | GILLIAN GAYNAIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHITE PLAINS, Md. (AP) -- After retiring from a 27-year career as a D.C. police officer, Harry Weeks thought working security at the U.S. Holocaust Me...

James Von Brunn's Son Slams His "Cowardice"

ABC News | MICHAEL S. JAMES, PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and THERESA COOK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A son of the 88-year-old white supremacist who allegedly started a shootout at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is slamming his father's "cowardice"...

Media Gives Hate-Mongering White Supremacist Airtime, Facetime and Helpful PR

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

This is unbelievable. In last night's "NBC Nightly News," Pete Williams had a segment on the Holocaust Museum shooter, James von Brunn, and they prese...

My Daughter's Chilling Account of Years at Holocaust Museum

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

"The entire time I worked there, we always expected something terrible to happen. I was very lucky it didn't while I was there -- but it wasn't for lack of trying."