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Holocaust Commemorations Planned Throughout Lithuania This Weekend

But are all Lithuanians ready to confront their part in the Shoah?

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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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Going to Vancouver

In an excerpt from ‘Meant To Be,’ the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance remembers growing up on the Lower East Side

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Poland Moves to Outlaw ‘Polish Death Camp’ Phrase

This decision ‘represents a denial of the complicity and active participation of many in the policy of extermination, which led to the murder of three million Polish Jews, some 90 percent of the prewar total’

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Back to a Place of Hiding

In the documentary ‘The Barn,’ a Holocaust activist travels with her grandfather to Ukraine to visit the place where he took refuge from the Nazis

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Germany and the Concept of Collective Guilt

Do only psychopaths commit horrible mass crimes, or are we all more responsible than we are willing to admit? Two new histories of the Nazi war machine examine their leaders—and their soldiers.

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Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims

75 years after a little-known massacre, another memorial in Eastern Europe is erected to obfuscate the history of World War II

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Watch: Elie Wiesel on ‘The Perils of Indifference’

The Internet lends us a trove of precious Elie Wiesel speeches, including his over 180 appearances at the 92 Street Y in New York City

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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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Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

The late Holocaust survivor’s underappreciated journalistic work for ‘The Forverts,’ unearthed—including a dispatch from The Happiest Place on Earth

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A 94-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Has Been Found Guilty of Accessory to Murder

Reinhold Hanning was sentenced to five years in prison by a German court on Friday

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When ‘Never Forget’ Becomes ‘I Don’t Remember’

My father always told us about how he survived the Holocaust. Now that dementia has taken his memories away, it’s my turn to tell his stories.

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Tom Bird Bears Witness to Two Wars and the Holocaust

A Vietnam veteran wanted to bring to the theater a story about his father, a veteran of World War II. It meant facing the horrors of war with brutal honesty and love.

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Watch Rachel Weisz as Deborah Lipstadt in ‘Denial’ Trailer

The forthcoming drama tells the story of Lipstadt’s legal battle with Holocaust denier David Irving

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Jewelry Discovered in Mug at Auschwitz

The Auschwitz Museum discovered a ring and necklace in a secret compartment at the bottom of a mug

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The First Post-Nuclear Deal Holocaust Cartoon Contest Is Coming to Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian government has no connection to the contest, which is apparently hogwash. So what are we to make of the nuclear deal?

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The Importance of Béla Tarr’s ‘Werckmeister Harmonies’

Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr’s masterpiece holds a meaningful resonance on Yom HaShoah

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Fashion, 80 Years in the Making

Hedy Strnad sketched dresses in 1930s Czechoslovakia before she was killed in the Holocaust. Now, her drawings have been made into real dresses on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.

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Yizkor, 1943

A story of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, on Yom HaShoah

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Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

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The Holocaust Without Jews

Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking About the Holocaust

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel tells us how the word ‘sho’a’ is being used in a number of contexts

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Holocaust Education? There’s an App for That.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a prime opportunity to educate children about the Shoah, but you’d be a wise parent to steer clear of these two apps.

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Ghetto: The Shared History of a Word

The Jewish ghetto haunts sociologist Mitchell Duneier’s new history of the American one

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Chosen People? The Break-Up of American Jewish Identity

Repeatedly asked to uphold value systems they no longer share, Diaspora Jewry may soon hit unsubscribe

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After Auschwitz

Swedish journalist Göran Rosenberg’s chilling, newly translated memoir, ‘A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz,’ tracks his father’s attempt to survive survival

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Sticks and Stones

This week on Unorthodox: Trump supporters namedrop Auschwitz, plus debut novelist Jessamyn Hope and Nazi war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas

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The Saddlemaker, the Schindler, and the Miller of Wlodowa

Golems, messiahs, tradesmen, Nazis, and townspeople converge in the story collection ‘In the Land of Armadillos’

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Recollections of a Sick Soul

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memoir of my dear friend, the novelist Ilona Karmel, who died 15 years ago

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Growing Up Absurd in Auschwitz

With brutal tact and appalling artistry, the visceral and haunting ‘Son of Saul’ makes little miracles out of the monstrous

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