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Israel Gutman, Holocaust Survivor and Scholar

The longtime Yad Vashem historian died Tuesday in Jerusalem at age 90

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Visiting My Grandmother’s Yahrzeit Plaque

I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue

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Germany Investigating 50 Auschwitz Guards

40 of the suspected former guards alive in Germany, many will face charges

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Daybreak: World’s Oldest Jew Dies at 113

Plus printing out the Internet for Aaron Swartz, and more

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One of the Better Graduation Stories

A survivor transforms as his son graduates medical school

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Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation

Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated

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Campaigning for a Kosher Cafe Near Auschwitz

Kickstarter for Cafe Oshpitzin has raised nearly $25,000 in under one month

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The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

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Sundown: Iran Talks Yield Slight Optimism

Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat

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A Survivor Looks for His Lost Twin on Facebook

Menachem Bodner last saw his brother at Auschwitz when he was 4

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Undercover at Auschwitz

World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command

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Not for Our Tragedy Alone

The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum

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Daybreak: Egypt Brokers Israel, Hamas Ceasefire

Plus endorsements, endorsements

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The Professor’s Shoddy History

Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses

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Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

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My Mother’s Loving Silence

A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.

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Holocaust Agitprop in Berlin

A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show

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Holocaust Pulp Fiction

The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.

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Sundown: Adelson Says Newt Is Toast

Plus Annan would leave Assad, the Big Baby and his knishes, and more

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Netanyahu Hints at Action

Charming the crowd in his keynote speech at the AIPAC conference, Israeli prime minister conjures Auschwitz and Haman to make case against Iran

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Sundown: Die, Nazi Scum!

Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more

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The ‘Auschwitz Borders’ Line Reappears

Prominent publicist Torossian condemns Obama

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Dissolution

My life as an accidental Holocaust expert—and why I decided to quit

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Sundown: Grapel Safely Returned to Israel

Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more

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Sundown: Quartet Lays Out Roadmap

Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more

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Forget 9/11

Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2

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‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ and the Fraud Charges

Menachem Youlus arrested for selling bogus rescued Torahs and pocketing the profits

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Uncertain Future

The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.

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Daybreak: P.A. Keeps Its Options Open

Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news

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Sundown: Defiant Syrians Continue Protests

Plus the Auschwitz abortionist, a Hillary-less Sit Room, and more

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