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Fan Wins Unlikely $25,000 Super Bowl Bet For Second Time, Donates It All

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact

Jona Rechnitz proved once again that gambling on a safety is a sure bet. The 31-year-old real estate mogul bet $500 that the first scoring play of ...

An Open Reply to Bernard-Henri Lévy

Irina Bokova | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Irina Bokova

This exhibition has not been cancelled. It has been postponed -- this was a difficult decision to make -- and it will be inaugurated in the month of June of this year.

Hungarian Man Dies Awaiting Trial For Nazi-Era Crimes

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Laszlo Csatary, a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their depo...

No Odious Hate Crime Can Ever Mar Jackie Robinson's Legacy

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

There were many heroes of the road to equality but no one did more to show Americans the road to a level playing field than Jackie Robinson.

Conservatives, Pro-Israel Groups Lash Out Against Muslim Student's Nomination

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.17.2013 | College

SAN FRANCISCO -- The University of California's governing board plans to vote Wednesday on a new student member who would be the first practicing Musl...

Now Thailand Must Act Against 'Nazi Chic'

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

We are outraged by those who created this travesty, by the young person posing in front of the mural using the Nazi salute and appalled by the apparent total silence of the University's elite.

Voices Raised in Resistance: Powerful Defiant Requiem Premieres on PBS Sunday, April 7

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

If a hallmark of great art is its ability to transcend the limited circumstances of its creation, then there is no more heartbreaking realization of this than the 1944 performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Catholic Requiem by Jewish prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp Terezín.

Arnold Schwartzman: The Vision Behind Voices

Tom Teicholz | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Arnold Schwartzman, the artistic director of the "Voices & Visions" program whose first set of 18 posters by world class graphic artists illuminating quotations from illustrious Jewish personages is now on view at LA's Skirball Cultural Center, is a story unto himself.

The Case Against A 97-Year-Old Alleged WWII War Criminal

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The evidence against a 97-year-old Hungarian man accused of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands during the Holocaust is muc...

97-Year-Old Suspected Nazi Criminal Detained

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A 97-year-old Hungarian man suspected of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands of them during the Holocaust was taken into cu...

Most-Wanted Nazi War Criminal Found In Hiding At Age 97

Posted 07.16.2012 | World

One of the last most-wanted Nazi war criminals still at large has been found living comfortably in Budapest and the group that has been hunting him fo...

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?

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 ...

China's Outrageous Comparison Of The Dalai Lama To Nazis

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has the greatest regard for the Dalai Lama and his efforts on behalf of his people. Our Center honored him with our Humanitarian Prize in 1996, and he has always served as a role model for dissent with dignity.

Responding To Murder At A French Jewish Day School

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

All the House of Israel mourns the heinous, cowardly, anti-Semitic murders of a young rabbi, his two small children and another 10-year-old child, who were gunned down outside of a Jewish day school in Toulouse this morning.

Mormons Apologize For Posthumous Baptisms Of Holocaust Victims

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church leaders apologized to the family of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after his pare...

Andrea Stone

Proxy Baptism Seekers Eyed Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel For Posthumous Mormon Rite

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion

A researcher who has spent years uncovering the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' controversial practice of posthumous proxy baptisms of Je...

New Nazi Hunting Drive

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BERLIN — The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday launched an 11th-hour drive to find and prosecute Nazi war criminals while they are still aliv...

Architects Mutiny On Jerusalem Museum Of Tolerance

Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts

The Simon Wiesenthal Center's new Museum of Tolerance building in Jerusalem has hit yet another snag in its impending construction, this time with its...

Holocaust Denial Pages Can Stay Says Facebook

Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

Earlier this month, 21 Holocaust survivors affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a plea to Facebook asking them to deny access to anyone ...

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.

I Will Shed No Tears for John Demjanjuk

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While a five-year sentence may sound excessive for a 91-year-old man, I cannot ignore nor forget the fact that, because of monsters like John Demjanjuk, some of my surname never had the chance to even reach the age of nine.

A Moment With One of the Chilean Miners

Lu Parker | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Lu Parker

While attending the Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner, I was introduced to a man named Luis Urzua. You may not know the name, but you surely know his heroic story.

Can a Palestinian Story Prompt Dialogue for Middle East Peace?

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Berrin

Julian Schnabel must have known that screening a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly would be scene-ste...

96-Year-Old Charged With WWII War Crimes

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A former Hungarian military officer has been charged with war crimes in the 1942 slaughter of 1,200 civilians in Serbia, pro...