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YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought Destroyed in the Holocaust

Rare and unpublished works represent the collective memory and cultural history of Eastern European and Russian Jews.

Jewish Wonder Women Cheer on Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot in Jerusalem

The private screening room at Cinema City in Jerusalem was sold out; the idea caught on like wildfire.

Shot over 14 Years, ‘Destination Unknown’ Probes Post-War Challenges of Holocaust Survivors

'What came across to me as unique and fresh was how do you live with pain? How do you have a life after such atrocity?'

Holocaust Historian Yaffa Eliach Dead at 79

She was the creator of the exhibit the Tower of Life at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a soaring display of 1500 photographs depicting the people of a typical East European shtetl.

JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

JDC and IFCJ are helping Eastern Europe's Jews for the next four years.

Yad Vashem Leadership Mission Arrives in Israel

The Israel portion of the Mission begins with an private audience with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin.

Rhode Island Residents Riled About Anti-Semitic Attack on Local Synagogue

A red Nazi swastika sprayed on the sign of a synagogue has riled residents of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Rivlin at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony: We Will Continue to Survive and Battle Anti-Semitism

Rivlin addressed the Holocaust survivors attending the ceremony, asking for their help in extracting the meaning of the tragedy and lessons to be learned.

Romania Expected to Facilitate Return of Property to Holocaust Survivors

The Romanian parliament is set to ease the way for Holocaust survivors to reclaim their stolen property.

Tortured by Nazis, Holocaust Survivors Now Abused by Arab Neighbors in Haifa

A Palestinian collaborator family in Haifa is accused of abusing neighboring elderly Holocaust survivors.

Secretary of State Kerry’s Yom HaShoah Message

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry calls the Shoah "the most painful and horrific chapter in human history."

Beloved NY Jewish Coffee Shop To Close

Another old-school New York Jewish institution is about to fall victim to gentrification.

Free Dental Care for Holocaust Survivors at Israeli HMOs

Holocaust victims in Israel will now be eligible for more than $1,000 (up to NIS 5,000) per year in free dental care.

Maryland School Bus Kills Holocaust Survivor

A school bus killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as he was crossing a street in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Elia Miranski was using a...

Increase in Benefits for Holocaust Survivors Sails Through Knesset

Thousands more Holocaust survivors in Israel will receive benefits under a law just passed by the Knesset. The law received its third and final reading...

White House Names First Envoy for Holocaust Survivor Services

The White House on Friday announced the appointment of Aviva Sufian as the first Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Special Envoy for...

Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto...

Senate Considers Plight of Impoverished Holocaust Survivors

The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on...

Lithuanian Jews to Get Compensation for Holocaust, Soviet Occupation

Government officials in Lithuania said they would offer symbolic reparations to nearly 1,800 Jewish Holocaust survivors. The officials told the Baltic News Agency on Wednesday...

Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple

A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment the couple...

Swiss Banks’ Holocaust Fund Has Paid Out $1.24 Billion

Holocaust survivors and victims’ heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up in 1998 following a scandal over dormant accounts of...

Germany Pledges $800 Million for Holocaust Survivors Home Care

Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

Chief of Staff, Son of Holocaust Survivor, Visits Auschwitz

A woman who survived the Holocaust had no idea at the time that her son would command Israel’s army. On Monday, Benny Gantz will become the first IDF Chief of Staff to lead the March of the Living.

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Auschwitz (Video)

Lt. Gen. Gantz will be welcomed in a military ceremony upon his arrival in Poland.

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day Starts Sunday Night

Yom HaShoah will open at sundown at Yad Vashem's Warsaw Ghetto Square in Jerusalem.

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