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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
Artwork made by eyewitnesses who documented their experiences during and shortly after the Holocaust, often in secret and while risking their lives, are showcased in a new exhibition at the Museum of … more
Seventy-five: It’s the average lifespan of an American male and, as of this week, also the number of years that have passed since soldiers from the 100th Infantry Division of the Russian army … more
Poland’s government won an important victory on the battleground of history last week. It succeeded in persuading Netflix to amend a newly released World War II-based documentary that … more
Germany marked the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” last weekend. The nationwide Nazi pogrom against that country’s Jewish community took place on Nov. 9-10, … more
It’s been 81 years since Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”), when Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized thousands of Jewish homes, schools and businesses, and killed nearly 100 … more
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