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Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate Revealed in Diary of Former KGB Chief

The former chief of the KGB bequeaths evidence about Raoul Wallenberg for future generations, in papers found in a suitcase.

More Jews Flee to Israel, Escaping Terror in France

Jews arriving in Israel to begin new lives are telling horror stories about France that sound like pre-WWII Germany.

How Much Do Young People Know About the Holocaust? [video]

One author interviewed multiple random university students to find out what they knew about World War II. The answer: Almost nothing.

US Soldier Named ‘Righteous among the Nations’

Master Sgt. Robbie Edwards, as a POW, told a Nazi officer if he wants to exterminate Jewish soldiers, he has to murder him and fellow non-Jews.

Former Auschwitz Radio Operator Charged with Accessory to Murder

A 91-year-old SS woman aided operations that led to the murder of 260,000 Jews.

Ashes of Holocaust Victims Buried after Secretly Kept in French School

Their remains had been kept in jars and test tubes in a French medical school.

Auschwitz Provides Tourists with Outdoor Showers to ‘Cool Down’

The management of the former death camp says there was no intention to remind people of the gas "showers."

British Teens Accused of Holocaust Theft at Auschwitz

Two UK teen boys are accused of stealing Holocaust artifacts at Auschwitz.

Red Cross Says it ‘Failed to Protect Jews’ Murdered by Nazis

“We cannot guarantee that a humanitarian catastrophe of the extent of the Holocaust will not happen again,” said Red Cross President Peter Maurer.

Lauder at 70th Bergen-Belsen Liberation Ceremony: ‘Silence Emboldens Tyrants’

Lauder: 'Jews demanded no 'Right of Return' to Germany or Austria or Poland or any other European country.'

‘Enigma’ Code-Breaker’s Notebook Sells at Auction for $1M

The hand-written notebook belonging to British World War II "Enigma" code-breaker Alan Turing sells for $1M at auction.

What A Century Has Wrought

World War I had sown chaos throughout the centuries-old Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

The Holocaust Survivor Who Fought in Every Israeli War (Video)

Ze’ev’s childhood dream was to wear a uniform and be farmer. First, it was a nightmare. In Israel, it was a dream come true.

The Parchment of Rebuke That Came Home

Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman examined the piece of Torah parchment, cut from a Torah scroll in an Eastern European synagogue, and used by a Luftwaffe officer to wrap his ID card during World War II.

Holocaust Historian Returns Honor from Hungary over ‘Whitewash’

Holocaust historian Randoph Braham is returning a high honor from the Hungarian state as a protest against attempts to whitewash Hungary’s role in the...

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...

Did the Chinese Communists Really Save Jews Fleeing the Holocaust?

During his visit to China last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled that the city of Shanghai was “one of the few places that opened its gates” to Jews fleeing Hitler. Officials of the Chinese Communist government, standing nearby, beamed with pleasure at the expectation that people all over the world would read how their regime rescued Jews.

France and the Jews

Many readers have probably seen the film “Sarah’s Key,” a powerful 2010 movie that reminds its viewers of overwhelming French collaboration with the Nazis. Even today it seems widely believed that France carried on more or less heroically under the German occupation, and that the 1942 roundups of Jews in occupied France must have been carried out by the SS or Gestapo directly. In fact, however, as “Sarah’s Key” instructs in understated yet utterly hideous detail, these roundups were executed, more or less enthusiastically, by the regular French police.

Texas Official Cites Jewish Chaplain’s WW II Dedication

A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in...

Was the Holocaust Punishment for Sin?

Are we to believe that these Jews who were devout and pious were being punished?

Irena Sendler, We Honor You

Irena Sendler smuggled 2,500 children out of the ghetto.

With an Anti-Semitic Holland, Where Is It Safe for Jews?

Even in the Dutch mass media there are shocking things written on a regular basis about Jews and Israel.

Democracy is Not the Answer

The argument that democracy had made the Muslim world dysfunctional was always chancy.

The German Women Who Stood Up to the Nazis

In cases where the Nazi regime judged that protest could spark attention from the broader German public, the decision was made for tactical reasons to appease rather than quell with brute force.

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