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Nearly 80 years after the last train sent Jews to almost certain death from the main railway station in Wurzburg, a memorial to those who perished was dedicated in the German … more
Like many children of survivors, Bernice Lerner has spent most of her life ruminating on the Holocaust and writing about big questions. How was the Shoah allowed to occur? What is the connection … more
The latest cinematic release by the Russian film director Ilya Khrzhanovsky is so extreme that he is currently under a police investigation for alleged torture … more
The 2020 Holocaust Remembrance Day was an unusual one, as its events were shrouded with an eerie silence, forced on them by the public health directives concerning the coronavirus outbreak. Major … more
How many tries will it take before President Trump’s speechwriters finally get it right on the Holocaust? Three years ago, they issued a Holocaust commemoration statement that didn’t … more
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Rambam Mestiva HS in Lawrence hosted Jewish studies scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff. The talk by Medoff, whose … more
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $10 million over five years to fund Holocaust education in American schools. The vote Monday was timed for International Holocaust … more
At Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Jan. 23, and at numerous other events commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation … more
The new BBC documentary about the question of bombing Auschwitz deserves an award — for creative fiction. Through omissions, distortions, and “re-enactments” of conversations … more
At the International Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem last Thursday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lamented his country’s role in the atrocities of World War II and condemned the … more
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