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Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School

‘I was motivated to apply the stories I heard to my own life and do the same with my community’

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Neo-Poland: An Original Poem

Today on Jewcy: Grappling with the controversial new law

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New Documents Reveal FDR’s Eugenic Project to ‘Resettle’ Jews During World War II

As the Holocaust raged, the American president secretly asked his government to study the possible resettlement of remaining European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be ‘spread thin all over the world.’

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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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The History and Future of Holocaust Research

How newly opened archives, a wider European scope, transnational narratives, and integrated big data are changing our understanding of the Shoah

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The Grand Theorist of Holocaust Denial, Robert Faurisson

A court decision in France finally ends one of the most dispiriting controversies in modern intellectual history. Or does it?

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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Living Challenge of Anti-Fascism

Lessons from World War II Poland for us today

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Comic Books and the Holocaust

Today on Jewcy: A new book explores how superheroes struggled with the Shoah

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Two Friends Who Escaped from Auschwitz and Warned the World

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day: Brave men sounded the alarm that went tragically unheeded

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Lithuania’s Museum of Holocaust Denial

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day: A state-sponsored institution in Vilnius rewrites history to the delight of Europe’s new ultranationalists

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Polish Consulate Cancels Award for Polish-Jewish Dialogue

After nearly honoring a historian some in the Jewish community consider a Holocaust revisionist

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Third Seders and Ghetto Nights

Rokhl’s Golden City: Secular Seders, camp epiphanies, and Yom HaShoah

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A Stranger in Poland

Marian Turski, the 91-year-old Polish Auschwitz survivor, on the new anti-Semitism, the moral force of lived experience, and the lingering power of humiliation

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Johan van Hulst, Righteous Among The Nations, Dies at 107

The former seminary leader and Dutch politician saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust. He was also a fine chess player.

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Using Nazism’s Legacy to Train Young Professionals in Ethics

The Fellowships at Auschwitz Ethical Leadership Awards program asks pressing moral questions to students of law, business, medicine, journalism, and religion

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Anatomy of a Pogrom

How the anti-Jewish riot in Kishinev, then the capital of the Bessarabia Governorate in the Russian Empire, unfolded on April 19 and 20, 1903—an excerpt from a new history

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A Slap in the Face

Beate and Serge Klarsfeld’s moving memoirs trace the evolution of a new idea: that Germans were responsible for the Nazi past. Can today’s Europe learn from their moral courage?

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Farewell to David Wyman, the Great Historian of American Silence in the Face of the Holocaust

The author of The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust passed away earlier this month at 89.

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Distorting the Holocaust in Hungary

Seventy-four years to the day after Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary, we are not done defending the truth of what happened in Budapest, of how Otto Komoly carried himself in the war, and whether Rudolf Kasztner’s ‘Blood for Goods’ rescue train was a noble or morally abhorrent act

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Lies My Grandmother Told Me

Safta Chaia told me many stories about what had happened to her in the Holocaust. But when I received her war-time diaries, I realized I had to doubt them all.

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German Art Without Jews

A pair of exhibits, one at Harvard Art Museums, the other at New York’s Neue Galerie, try to read the signs of a coming conflagration and its attendant guilt in works made under the rise and fall of National Socialism

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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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‘The Tree of Life’ Is a Brilliant Work of Art About the Holocaust

Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb brought cruel death in the Lodz ghetto to life

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Hasbara Culture and the Curse of Bibi-ism

How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil

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Turning Away From Poland’s ‘Dark Past’

Should the law be invoked to confront the Holocaust?

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Poland’s Judas Holocaust

The Polish parliament seeks to ban the landscape of contiguous evil recognized by the country’s greatest postwar writers

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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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Life in the ‘Twilight Zone’

Today on Jewcy: How Rod Serling’s identity as a Jewish WWII vet shaped the iconic show

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Germany to Compensate Algerian Jewish Holocaust Survivors

The decision will entitle approximately 25,000 to a payment of $3,184 each

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