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Kristallnacht

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...

Money Can't Buy Votes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right-wing billionaires threw a hissy fit in recent weeks. The 99 percent are persecuting them, the wealthy ones whined. That whole Occupy Wall Street thing hurt their feelings, conservative 1 percenters pouted.

Whining About Google Bus Protests Get Us Nowhere

David Paul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Protest -- whether about income inequality, bank lending practices, gentrification, LGBT rights, Black Power, immigrant rights, the wearing of animal fur, the list goes on -- is deeply rooted in Bay area culture and history.

Tom Perkins and Other Efforts to Shut Down Discussion of Income Inequality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Perkins' letter is, in many respects, little more than a more dramatic and ill-advised riff on the standard Republican and conservative talking points that the wealthy are successful job creators and those who criticize their obscene accumulation of wealth are lazy, ne'er-do-wells or un-American.

Holocaust: Historical Revisionism and Trivialization

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As I write this commentary on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am outraged because of what I perceive as the use and misuse of the Holocaust by some to justify and maintain the enormous economic disparity in the U.S. and across the globe.

To Be Young, Gifted and a Classical Musician

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some writers like to reflect on modern history from the distance of a decade or a generation. Others prefer 25 or 50 years as appropriate reference points. Very few stop to think about how our lives have changed over the most recent third of a century.

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.

75 Years Later, Photos Recall Horrors Of Kristallnacht

Posted 11.09.2013 | World

On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, gangs of Nazis attacked Jewish businesses and religious sites around Germany, destroying thousands of stores and synagog...

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 ...

Kristall Sauna Makes An Epic Mistake

Posted 11.08.2013 | Religion

A German spa is in hot water after an ill-advised advertisement invited guests to enjoy a “long, romantic Kristall-Nacht" to be held on the annivers...

Jewish Leaders Compare Mosque Torching To Kristallnacht

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

The torching of a mosque in Gdansk, Poland has rocked the local community, particularly as the incident occurred weeks before the 75th anniversary of ...

The American Dream Runs Amok in Aris Janigian's This Angelic Land

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Christopher Atamian

Janigian's perceptive and sometimes gripping novel brings together some of LA's many tribes -- African-American, WASP, Korean, Armenian, Jewish -- into an emotional and intellectual conflagration that mirrors the burning and looting that the city suffered.

Hitler's Nasty Secret (EXCERPT)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Books

Excerpted from Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos. Copyright © 2...

EXCERPT: Hitler's Unpleasant Secret

Posted 10.03.2012 | Books

Excerpted from Letters from Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Friendship by Kerstin Lieff and Margarete Dos. Copyright © 2...

An Eyewitness Account Of Kristallnacht

Posted 05.31.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "The Night of Broken Glass: Eyewitness Accounts of Kristallnacht" [Polity, $25.00], edited by Uta Gerhardt and Thomas...

Andrea Stone

Invoking 'Appeasement,' Republican Candidates Blast Obama At Jewish Forum

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, speeches by a series of U.S. presidential candidate...

Kristallnacht Memorial Ceremony

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

I wrote Tuesday about Gabriele Thimm's coordination of a memorial ceremony for Essen's Jewish community on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht. Her...

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.

Kristallnacht Anniversary Has Special Meaning This Year

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

The anniversary of Kristallnacht has always been significant for our family, but this year will have an unexpected layer of meaning.

The Other French Connection

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, when people think of Holocaust films, their attention is focused on events in Germany, Poland, and Austria. France (which fell to Hitler's forc...

Fox News Must Fire Glenn Beck for Mocking a Holocaust Survivor

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David A. Love

All of us should be concerned about Glenn Beck's verbal assault on George Soros and his mocking of the Holocaust. Yet, this is more than a Jewish issue.

On Kristallnacht Anniversary, Critical Lessons Remain Unheeded

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian Levin, J.D.

The importance of the Kristallnacht pogrom against Jews lay not only in the violence that occurred, but in the incremental measures that preceded it and the unspeakable evil that it would presage in the years to come.

US to Muslims: Please Sit at the Back of the Bus

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Islamophobia is growing in the United States. Hate graffiti is now discoloring my own building here in New York City -- calling for the Holy Quran to ...