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Holocaust Remembrance

Let It Go?

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Survivors can be reassured that their legacy will be fiercely safeguarded by their children and grandchildren. And those who would "let it go" should bear this in mind as well before they speak.

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.

Hungarians Must Share the Blame for the Holocaust

András Simonyi | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
András Simonyi

Undeniably, in the last 20 or so years, some -- but hardly enough -- efforts have been made in Hungary to look into the past and acknowledge the facts: the Hungarian Holocaust was the result of long years of anti-Semitic and discriminatory policies.

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...

Holocaust Survivor Shares Story With Students

The Greeley Tribune | Sherrie Peif | Posted 06.24.2013 | Denver

"The Allies are coming; the Allies are coming." The phrase was yelled out nearly 70 years ago but remains in Albert Garih's memory like it was yester...

Ominous Clouds Hover Once Again Over Europe

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Sixty-eight years after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 68 years after the end of the Holocaust, we may not ignore a disturbing resurgence of racist and neo-fascist political groups in at least three countries that belong to both the European Union and NATO.

Bieber, Beliebers And Anne Frank

Gary Laderman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Gary Laderman

The pop sensation is in the news for writing in the guestbook at the Anne Frank museum that the young Jewish woman was a "great girl" and that she would be a "Belieber" if she were alive with him today. A question comes to mind in the present frenzy: Can anything be sacred?

Not Why But How: Marking Yom HaShoah

Julie Gray | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Julie Gray

But the primary organizing event on Yom HaShoah is the sounding of a nationwide siren. The siren perpetuates a consciousness of tragedy and paranoia. And this feeling seeps into the national identity in ways that create a template for Israel's policies and politics -- with devastating effect.

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.

What Do Holograms And The Holocaust Have In Common?

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For years, Holocaust survivor Pinchus Gutter has told the tragic story of watching his parents and 10-year-old twin sister herded into ...

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Remembering Also the Sacrifices of Those Who Tried to Stop It

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, in addition to paying tribute to those who perished, let's also honor and praise those who saved lives and provided hope.

Holocaust Denial: Assaults On Collective Memory Becloud Europe's Future

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

No crime in the annals of history has been as well documented as Nazi Germany's Final Solution. Against this backdrop, how do we account for the growing phenomenon of Holocaust revisionism and denial?

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."

PHOTOS: Stumbling Upon Memories

Aby Sam Thomas | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Aby Sam Thomas

Amid the grey cobblestones that line the narrow streets of this ancient city are some that seem to demand the attention of a passer-by. A closer look reveals that these cobblestones are, in fact, brass plated and each one has a small history lesson engraved on it.

Obama To Speak At Holocaust Museum

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will mark the annual commemoration of the Holocaust during a speech Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ...

Thoughts Born From Yom HaShoah 2012

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

There is no adequate way to embrace the horrors of annihilation, of the Jewish people and of so many others, during those terrible Nazi years. Beyond name though it might be, it is important to remember, not only for our own sake, but also for the world's.

Never Again: Lessons to Take Away from Holocaust Remembrance Day

Kimberly Tan | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Because many of the victims of the Holocaust are still unknown -- faceless and nameless -- it has become all too easy to brush off their stories and legacies as outliers in human history.

Demanding Accountability In The 'Holocaust Torah Scrolls' Scam

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Menachem Rosensaft

It remains to be seen whether Zitelman and others at Save a Torah who kept their heads in the sand long after evidence of Youlus' fraudulent scheme had become incontrovertible will ever offer a public apology for their role in this abomination.

Writing Jews Out Of History: The Sounds Of Silence

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

How does one commemorate the Holocaust and fail to mention the major group that was singled out for obliteration?

The Legacy of Sugihara: How One Japanese Diplomat Saved My Grandfather From The Holocaust And Taught Me The Lesson Of Life

Mark B. Salomon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion
Mark B. Salomon

The courage to act, even when the world remains silent, is a powerful lesson. Sugihara was not alone; others acted to save lives, often at great personal risk or suffering the ultimate penalty of death.

Where We Once Gathered: Lost Synagogues Of Europe

Andrea Strongwater | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Andrea Strongwater

World War II saw the destruction of 6 million Jews, their lives, their homes and thousands of synagogues. I am telling a part of Jewish history that I have missed hearing: what came before the war.

German Synagogue Opens On Pogrom Anniversary

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- Germany's president has inaugurated a new synagogue on the anniversary of the 1938 Nazi anti-Jewish pogrom that was known as "Kristallnacht,...

Considering Collective Responsibility Through The Lens Of Kristallnacht

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion
Ariel Gros-Werter

Kristallnacht can be considered as more than a Holocaust remembrance day. It is a day to examine the larger repercussions of our actions, and the actions of the groups to which we belong.

50th Anniversary Judgement at Nuremberg Screening at Academy Is Shattering!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I came away from a 50th anniversary screening of Judgment at Nuremberg on Tuesday at the Motion Picture Academy with the feeling that nothing materially has changed in the world since that trial in 1947.

True Heroes For Our Time And Beyond

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Let us teach our children about the valor of true heroes, whose strength of character and faith protect the memory of the past and inform the limitless potential of the future.