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The air outside the entrance to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center was filled with the sweet scent of freshly turned soil. Children and their families worked to carefully plant daffodil … more
In the wake of the Hamas terror attacks on Oct. 7, people searching for historical antecedents sometimes cited Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass” in Germany on Nov. 9 and 10, … more
Last week, a spat between Israeli Education Minister Yoav Kisch and Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan caused an international uproar. Dayan was appointed by the Bennett-Lapid government. He is a … more
Merle Saferstein, an educator, author and public speaker who lives in North Miami Beach, has spent many years helping Holocaust survivors pass along their life stories to younger generations. … more
I first met Alon Shaya when he was a lanky, handsome youth at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. He radiated excitement and enthusiasm. He was a student in one of the finest … more
After World War II, Palestine Symphony Orchestra musicians who wanted nothing to do with their German-made instruments offered Moshe Weinstein an ultimatum. Weinstein had trained as a violinist … more
Dozens of personal diaries from people living through the early years of the Jewish state have been presented to the National Library of Israel as part of the Operation Diary project. One … more
Since its foundation in 1953 by an act of the Knesset, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has served admirably as Israel’s national memorial to the Holocaust. Millions of visitors have passed through its … more
THERE is something about the story of the eight Jews who spent more than two years hiding in the secret annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam that is irresistible to readers, as well as audiences … more
There are many inspiring stories from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943, the 80th anniversary of which is being marked this week, but this passage is probably the one that left the deepest … more
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