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Holocaust Survivors

University Students Help Holocaust Survivors Find The Suspected Nazi Who Saved Them

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish...

Getting to Know the Person Who Saved My Life

Eva Haller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Eva Haller

For the months that I was there, I saw it as the traditional boarding school I thought it was. When Nazi soldiers eventually raided it, I realized the school had been my safe haven.

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...

Oral History Turns Holographic

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Stephen D. Smith

This is not the fireside chat in the comfort of the interviewee's home. We are joined in the studio by a host of graphic and natural language scientists, multiple interviewers and producers frantically scribbling notes.

The Flavor of Love: A Survivor's Son's Love Affair With Food

Linda S. Haase | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Linda S. Haase

Throughout our own, sometimes-tumultuous relationship as adults, I still baked him butter rum cakes and hazelnut sacher brownies. Because I wanted him, always, to taste the love.

The Long Shadows of War

Sabine Reichel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sabine Reichel

It was a surprise to discover eventually that nothing has shaped me more than the war I didn't have to live through. I still feel the impact and the traces my parents' generation left in us, the often rebellious offspring of the late '60s.

'I Had to See That I Didn't Come From a Black Hole'

Lilly Maier | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty
Lilly Maier

Esther Starobin was born in Adelsheim, Germany, in 1937. Her parents were among the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Starobin, her three sisters and her brother survived because their parents were able to send them to safety in time.

The Yellow Star

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

In the 1920s, when my mother was still a child, the family, like many members of the Hungarian Jewish aristocracy, converted to Christianity, some out of conviction, others out of an eagerness to demonstrate their nationalistic loyalties..

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...

The Slow Thaw of the Cold War

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Open borders, open markets, open McDonald's, Prada and Ferrari in Moscow, and one would think the melt and merge was complete. But any attempt at East-West assimilation stopped right there. What I understood more than anything is that the thaw relies on the West just as mush as the Russians themselves.

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.

Biden Comes to the Aid of Holocaust Survivors

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

More than 68 years after Allied troops liberated the German death and concentration camps in which millions of European Jews had been ruthlessly murdered, many of those who miraculously survived live precariously in dire circumstances.

A Warrior's Battle with God

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Sid Shachnow prides himself on his strategy, leadership and skill in warfare, with very good reason. He talks confidently about his life in the military, but there is one battle he concedes he never won -- his battle with God.

Administration Helping Holocaust Survivors

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinat...

You Cannot Teach the Holocaust to Palestinians!

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
Stephen D. Smith

Mohammed Dajani teaches about the Holocaust to Palestinians although he insists it is impossible to do so.

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

Holocaust Survivor: 'I Despair Of Human Nature, Nobody Has Learned Anything'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

November 9th-10th marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. More than seven decades after the Holocaust, the question still remains how best to com...

Holocaust Survivors Search For SS Officer Who Saved Them

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin will never forget the terror they felt as they hid inside their apartment in Austria while the sound of Nazi boots drew ...

Home For Holocaust Survivors Sees Last Generation

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Listen to the many harrowing stories of war, suffering and survival, all under one roof: On the third floor, there's Marg...

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.

An Evening of True Inspiration With Elie Wiesel (Video)

Giselle Fernandez | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Giselle Fernandez

When you have an evening of true inspiration that reaffirms your faith in mankind and the core courageous values that make this nation great, you just have to share it. I had such a night during my first Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington D.C.

Original Schindler's List To Be Auctioned Off On eBay

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

An original copy of Schindler’s list -- not the movie, but the actual list of Jewish refugees that German businessman Oskar Schindler is credited w...

History Comes to Chicago

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago
Clemantine Wamariya

Many of us might feel removed from the Holocaust of 60 years ago and the Rwandan genocide of 19 years ago. But what is not so distant from us, and anyone can still feel, is that terrible hatred continues to surround us.

Death Finally Came to Vera

Ben Barber | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Death finally came to Vera on Mother's Day -- 70 years after the French and Germans tried to kill her.

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...