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Museum And The Auschwitz Institute For Peace And Reconciliation Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series

The phenomenon of genocide is a uniquely human creation. Since the dawn of history, it has occurred on all the inhabited continents among diverse ethnic, religious, social and geographic groups. It has caused the deaths of more people than all the wars and individual murders combined. It is difficult to predict, to prevent or to limit. Its perpetrators mostly face impunity. In sum, genocide is as pervasive as it is intractable.

Holocaust Remembrance Stamp Co-Issued by Israel And The UN

The Israel Postal authority and the UN Postal Administration co-issued a Holocaust Remembrance Stamp on January 27, the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Annapolis And Annihilation: Avoiding A Requiem For Israel

The more things change, the more they remain the same. For anyone who can still think clearly, the Annapolis "Peace Conference" in November was merely the latest hallucinatory rendition of a very troubled sleep. It's not that this carefully scripted assembly actually confirmed a catastrophic outcome for Israel. Rather, it underscored America's perilous and persistent preoccupation with a determinably wrongheaded foreign policy.

Day Of Remembrance In Lodz

A Day of Remembrance for the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto was recently held in the city.

Yizkor Books

With the upcoming anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I thought it would be appropriate to write about Yizkor Books.

‘Give Me Your Children’: Voices From The Lodz Ghetto

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened an exhibit last week remembering the children of the Lodz Ghetto.

Prosecuting Auschwitz

"I had the bad luck to get tangled up in this horror. The crimes did not occur because it was my will," a man in a dark suit with a striped tie says, matter-of-factly.

Letters To The Editor

No Citizenship For Ruth?     Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar seems to advocate throwing out the baby with the bath water. Jews are seriously praying...

Letters To The Editor

Kahane's Virtues    It's quite true, as Rabbi Stephen Polter states (Letters, Nov. 17), that more people are acknowledging Rabbi Meir Kahane's prescience, wisdom and...

Letters To The Editor

Recalling The Voice   Kudos to Jason Maoz for his wonderful Oct. 27 front-page essay "A Voice to Make Men Weep," about Chazzan Moshe Koussevitzky,...

Letters To The Editor

Offensive Parade   It's gratifying to hear that the planned gay parade in Israel will meet with massive resistance from Jews, Muslims and Christians (news...

A Matter Of Death And Death: The Washington National Opera Chooses Sophie

Although Sophie Zawistowska asserts that nothing would have been different, had she chosen her six-year-old daughter, Eva, to live and her 10-year-old son, Jan, to die instead,

News From Poland

The conservative minority government of Poland's Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme-right parties.

A Bitter View – Auschwitz: A Graphic Novel by Pascal Croci

Pascal Croci's graphic novel, Auschwitz, begins with a question to a witness from Auschwitz-Birkenau, "How long have you been keeping all this to yourself?"

Art And Auschwitz: Art Created In The Holocaust At The Brooklyn Museum

The Holocaust was the largest mass murder in human history. It casts an indelible shadow over everything that follows, twisting morality and normative values in unfathomable ways. The vast complicity of Western Civilization in the pre-meditated murder of six million Jews taints all culture and intellectual life to this day.

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