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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

David Bedrick | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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.

Remembering the Past, Safeguarding the Future

John Kerry | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
John Kerry

Holocaust Remembrance Day calls us to condemn anti-Semitism in every form -- whether it's the disturbing rise of xenophobic and anti-Semitic parties in Europe or the uptick of violence against Jewish people anywhere in the world.

Pig's Head Sent To Rome Synagogue Before Holocaust Remembrance Day

Reuters | James Mackenzie | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Offences against Jewish targets in Rome including a pig's head sent to the city's main synagogue caused outrage in Italy on Saturday in th...

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 and the Muslim Guy

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Education is the purpose; we have to learn, acknowledge and reflect upon the terrible things that we humans have inflicted upon each other, and we have to understand that our safety hinges on the safety of all others around us.

We Merely Fulfilled Our Duty as Humans: A Personal Holocaust Story Gone Global

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

We will not respond with politics and anti-Neo Nazi rhetoric; instead we will respond with a lesson from history that demonstrates the purest kinds of love and humanity during a time during which the world wondered what the future would hold if Hitler had succeeded.

75 Years After Kristallnacht: The Story of One Family

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

On the infamous "Kristallnacht," my grandfather Renard, was informed of what was going on, he knew the stakes.

Has Hitler Become Darth Vader?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

for at least some of today's 20-somethings and presumably many more among the generation that follows, Hitler is just Darth Vader; a bad guy from a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.

18 Plagues: The First-Ever Shoah Seder

Barbara Wind | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Barbara Wind

We must raise interest and awareness of protecting the history of the Holocaust in order to protect the world. The Shoah Seder, which took place last Sunday, aims to do that.

'Never Again' Depends On How You Define 'Never Again'

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Doing nothing is actually doing something and that is sending the message that the rallying cry against genocide -- never again -- is a redline that can be crossed.

It's Not Just History

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Clemantine Wamariya

Like many American millennials, an 8th grade field trip first brought me into contact with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Unlike most of my peers, however -- then and now -- visiting the Museum was not my first up-close and personal encounter with genocide.

Janet Tobias's No Place on Earth Portrays Strength of a Woman Surviving the Holocaust

Justine Browning | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
 Justine Browning

No Place on Earth offers an enthralling portrait of survival during the Holocaust. Directed by the accomplished Janet Tobias, the moving documentary is unlike previous films that have tackled the same subject matter.

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?

As Israelis Mourn, Jordanians Glorify

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

How long this situation will last is anyone's guess. But the possibility that before long Israel may have a neighbor to the east who is not as peaceful as the current Jordanian government, must be seriously considered.

Days of Remembrance, 2013: 'The Warsaw Ghetto Is No More'

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Marie Woolf

Now as then, atrocities occur all around us; now, as then, they're not real until they happen to be reported. Initially, we're upset, but it takes too much time and energy to sustain that -- we begin to tune out.

How Do We Speak Of The Holocaust Today?

William Daroff | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
William Daroff

More than 100,000 Holocaust Survivors living today in the United States suffered the worst oppression and brutality in human history. Now, they are increasingly frail and debilitated, and many are living below the poverty line.

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.

Priests, Healing And The Holocaust

Benjamin Barer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

Leviticus is teaching us that the holiest of work, even when we are suffering under the burden of our own grief, is to help bring healing to others.

WATCH: Hate-Crimes Unit Investigates Burned Mezuzahs

Newsday | Ellen Yan | Posted 06.09.2013 | New York

Religious objects attached outside the door frames of Jewish homes were burned in a Brooklyn apartment building Monday, New York City police said. Th...

We Must Never Forget -- Commemorate the Holocaust on Campus

Stephanie Beach | Posted 06.08.2013 | College
Stephanie Beach

Today, the Holocaust amounts to less than one paragraph in most high school history text books, resulting in many college students unable to even comprehend the vast tragedy that occurred more than 70 years ago. Here are five things that every college student can do every day in order to never forget.

The Invisible Tattoo

Marisa Fox | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Marisa Fox

The Holocaust isn't just about tattoos and the dead. My mother, who's been dead for almost 20 years, told me a fictionalized account of her childhood to edit this chapter entirely out of her narrative.

Remembering The Holocaust, Turning To Kindness

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The Holocaust was brought about by the opposite of hesed, by malice and treatment of human beings with clinical cruelty for the purpose of demeaning, debasing and destroying. How do we face such a legacy?

Reflections On The 70th Anniversary Of The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

Many believe the Nazis attacked that night to send a message that Passover, the Day of Liberation, should be transformed into a Day of Destruction. The fighters, led by Mordechai Anielewicz, stunned the Germans, killing and wounding German soldiers.

5 Ways To Preserve The Memory Of The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

As the world commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday nearly 70 years since 6 million Jews were murdered, new details of Nazi torture continue...

I Believe: Words To Honor The Martyrs Of The Holocaust

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

There are simply no words to describe the atrocities of the Shoah. There are no explanations. It is so challenging to even know what to feel. That is why my second visit to Babi Yar was so much more powerful than my first. It was the singing.