Menachem Z. Rosensaft is General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress, and teaches about the law of genocide at the law schools of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He is the editor of the recently published The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016.
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Remembering Rabbi Aaron Panken

The late president of Hebrew Union College died this weekend in a plane crash. May his memory be a blessing.

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On the 75th Anniversary of the Destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, Remembering Those We’ve Lost

On a train from Berlin to Poland last week, I thought about my brother Benjamin, who was five-and-a-half when he was murdered by the Nazis. Today I honor his memory and the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust.

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Poles and the Holocaust in Historical Perspective

As the controversy surrounding Poland’s new law continues, it’s crucial to keep the facts and the complexities of the subject in mind

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Farewell to Sam Bloch, Champion of Holocaust Survivors

From fighting with the partisans to working to preserve the memory of the Holocaust, my father in law was a tireless defender of the Jewish people

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How to Prevent the Next Atrocity

Three-quarters of a century after the Holocaust, we’ve learned some important lessons, but as Bosnia, Rwanda, and Syria remind us, there’s still much work to be done

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Ratko Mladić’s Genocide Conviction, and Why it Matters

I cannot in good conscience condemn the perpetrators of the genocide in which my brother and my grandparents perished unless I also condemn the perpetrators of all other acts of genocide, including the genocide that took place at Srebrenica

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Croatia Is Brazenly Attempting to Rewrite its Holocaust Crimes Out of History

An alarming and expanding wave of revisionism in Eastern Europe

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Reclaiming a National Jewish Identity After the Holocaust

The son of two Holocaust survivors reflects on the British liberation of Bergen-Belsen, and the fight for identity, rights, and better conditions in Displaced Persons camps

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Remembering Elie Wiesel: A Tribute From a Friend and Disciple

The Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, author, activist, dead at 87

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The Legal Lessons of Bergen-Belsen

Considering the legacy of Nuremberg, and the jurisprudence of international criminal and human rights law, on the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen

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On the Origins of Anti-Semitism, Which Rages Today

‘Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Srebrenica are permanent reminders of the fact that just as incitement to genocide precedes the perpetration of that crime, the fomentation of racial, ethnic, or religious hatred invariably precedes incitement to genocide.’

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Children Born in Displaced Persons Camps Gather in Tel Aviv

‘Mourning soon gave way to thousands of marriages, and new families emerged from the ashes’

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Israeli Settlers Use Nazi Imagery Against Jews

Jewish group invokes notorious Goebbels propaganda film in new video

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