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The Holocaust

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Welcoming Children to Our Land

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The US has a legal and moral responsibility to protect children fleeing violence.

Toronto 2014 Is the Year of the Actor

Erica Abeel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

By Day 3 it's become clear that the Toronto film fest 2014 is above all about the year of the actor, male and female. As I toggle between one theater and the next, I discover yet another film that raises the bar on the art of screen performance.

Nostalgic Photos Offer A Glimpse Into Pre-Holocaust European Jewish Life

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK — A vast U.S. archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers ...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

'Mythical Creatures' Is An Animated Holocaust Film Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman is currently raising funds for his upcoming film project, "Mythical Creatures," based on the heartbreaking story of hi...

Never Again to Us

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

"Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don't stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe." This i...

Tonight We Are All Dutch

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, and tragically, the Netherlands moment of victory in Russia has been wretchedly eclipsed and marred by the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 by a Russian missile reportedly with the knowledge and support of the same country that hosted those Winter Games.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Greece's Jewish Community - Over 2,000 Years Old: Down Memory Lane on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Jewry for over two millennia, or the ancient community of Rhodes, nor such famous members as Colonel Mordechai Frizis, the officer who fought valiantly against the Italian invasion in 1940, that recall how widespread Greece's Jewish community was before the German Holocaust.

D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The Holocaust?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

Being a Holocaust denier is one thing, but simply never having heard of the Holocaust is something the Anti-Defamation League wanted to explore with i...

Egypt's History Is Being Lost to Criminals

Tess Davis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Tess Davis

Egypt's rich archaeological heritage is falling victim to looters, thieves, and smugglers and it is not alone. The illicit trade in antiquities -- "cultural racketeering" or "trafficking culture" -- spans the globe.

The Saint for Shalom on Holocaust Memorial Day

Eric J. Greenberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Religion
Eric J. Greenberg

After the meeting, I somehow became the only guest left standing outside the Cardinal's residence. Police directed me to keep perfectly still -- pointing to the sharpshooters -- until the pope was safely inside his car.

Uprising

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

This Yom HaShoah I feel especially engaged in a form of remembering, not only in the sense of thinking about the past, but also in the form of re-membering, or bringing together, members a family created from both blood and friendship.

Thousands March In Auschwitz For Holocaust Remembrance Day

AP | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from Israel and around the world marched on Monday between the two parts of the Auschwitz-Birkenau N...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Child K: A Hidden Horror of the Nazis

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

I spoke to co-director Roberto DeFeo about the wrenching tale.

Oral History Turns Holographic

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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 Holocaust: The Dutch Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is no surprise that the Dutch people, historically tolerant and compassionate, have been deeply affected by such atrocities and will always remember, mourn and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

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

Linda S. Haase | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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 Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 05.17.2014 | 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.

Why Gay Check Online Misses the Point

Samantha Allen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Samantha Allen

While I would normally support any website that played me dance music while congratulating me on being a lesbian, there's something about Gay Check Online that doesn't sit right for me.

Two Farewells That Inform and Inspire

David Kanegis | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I confess to not knowing much about these remarkable women until reading about their deaths. Yet, as I perused the accounts of their lives, I couldn't help but notice one character trait that seemed to burn brightly in both of these individuals.