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

10 Iyyar 5775 – April 29, 2015
“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’

7 Iyyar 5775 – April 26, 2015
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

26 Nisan 5775 – April 14, 2015
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

4 Av 5774 – July 30, 2014
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)

28 Nisan 5774 – April 28, 2014
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’

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
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

8 Tishri 5774 – September 12, 2013
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?

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
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

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
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?

13 Sivan 5773 – May 21, 2013
Are we to believe that these Jews who were devout and pious were being punished?

Irena Sendler, We Honor You

29 Nisan 5773 – April 9, 2013
Irena Sendler smuggled 2,500 children out of the ghetto.

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

24 Nisan 5773 – April 3, 2013
Even in the Dutch mass media there are shocking things written on a regular basis about Jews and Israel.

Democracy is Not the Answer

8 Nisan 5773 – March 19, 2013
The argument that democracy had made the Muslim world dysfunctional was always chancy.

The German Women Who Stood Up to the Nazis

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
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.

A Holocaust Pageant that Was too ‘Political’ for FDR

25 Adar 5773 – March 6, 2013
Shattering the wall of silence surrounding the Holocaust was the first crucial step in the process of mobilizing the American public against the slaughter.

Seventy Years Later, White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance Still Resonates

18 Adar 5773 – February 27, 2013
Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans and the student group White Rose protested Nazi atrocities, including the murder of Jews. In 1943, the Scholl siblings and their comrade Christoph Probst were caught, tried in a show trial and beheaded.

Ed Koch and New York’s Fighting Generation

4 Adar 5773 – February 13, 2013
Most obituaries on Ed Koch paid scant attention to his military service in World War II.

A Story of Three Friends

18 Shevat 5773 – January 28, 2013
The story of three friends in the Holocaust reunited 67 years later.

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