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Honoring Chiune Sugihara, Righteous Among the Nations

A ceremony in D.C. paid respect to the Japanese diplomat who saved my mother’s life

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How Did Itzik Wittenberg, Hero of the Vilna Ghetto, Die?

The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself

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The Holocaust Play That Helped the Roman Catholic Church Reject Anti-Semitism

‘The Deputy,’ staged in West Berlin in 1963, was the first German drama to take on the horrors of the Holocaust and Pope Pius XII’s moral failures in World War II

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Blow Up the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

What’s the right way to remember both victims and perpetrators of great crimes?

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Brazilian Grade School Gets Flak for Its Methods of Teaching the Holocaust

In response, the Brazilian Jewish Federation is helping to hone the school’s curriculum

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Cannonball Moment

Episode 86: Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein asks whether we can joke about the Holocaust, and ‘Jesuitical’ podcast host Ashley McKinless brings Easter baskets

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Tel Aviv’s Chief Rabbi, a Holocaust Survivor Himself, Calls Syrian Crisis ‘a Holocaust’

Yisrael Meir Lau, who was liberated from Buchenwald when he was 8, has called for action

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Is Evidence from a War-Crimes Tribunal Art?

A confusing and challenging show of Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto images opens this weekend at the MFA Boston

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Hungary’s Ugly State-Sponsored Holocaust Revisionism

Does it matter if a country consciously lies about its past? An excerpt from the new book, ‘The End of Europe.’

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Are We Allowed to Joke About the Holocaust?

A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’

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‘Joe’s Violin,’ From Germany to the Bronx

The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx

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The Holocaust Should Never Be Minimized

A bit review in ‘The New Yorker’ provides an unfortunate master class in how to relativize and de-emphasize the Holocaust’s unparalleled horrors

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Holocaust Exploitation

Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?

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The Forgotten Holocaust: The Films of Boris Maftsir

An Israeli filmmaker works to revive the neglected, terrible history of Shoah victims in the Soviet Union

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Life and Death, Side by Side

How does it feel to live next to a concentration camp? I visited the Polish village next to Majdanek—where my great-grandfather was murdered, and my grandparents were imprisoned—to find out.

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How the State of Israel Abuses Holocaust Survivors

With millions of dollars earmarked for their care, how is it possible that even in Israel some Shoah victims are living and dying with indignity?

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‘YOLOCAUST’: New Web Site Satirizes the Misuse of One of the Most Iconic Holocaust Memorials

Berlin-based Israeli artist rebukes those who abuse the city’s monument to victims of the Shoah

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The Holocaust History My Family Never Learned

My grandfather lost all his relatives in the Holocaust—and then hid those memories for the rest of his life

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Prince Charles: Let Us Not Repeat the ‘Horrors of the Past’

In the name of rising populism and aggression towards minority faiths, Prince Charles is bucking a royal trend: scrupulous neutrality

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Empathy Knows No Bounds. Europe Needs It Most of All.

How to fight Europe’s centuries-old hatred of everything that is different: dialogue, unity, power in numbers

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German Court Upholds Conviction of 95-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard

Charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, Oskar Groening unsuccessfully appealed a four-year prison sentence

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Autographed Anne Frank ‘Friendship’ Poem Sells for Nearly $150,000

Months before Frank and her family were arrested, she wrote a few lines of ‘encouragement’ to her friend, ‘Cri Cri’

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Russian ‘Holocaust on Ice’ Routine Is More Face-Plant Than Triple Salchow

The wife of Vladimir Putin’s press secretary co-performed a routine dressed in stripes and a six-pointed star on Russia’s ice-equivalent to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Yaffa Eliach, the Voice of Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

The pioneering scholar, who died last week at 79, showed American Jewry the way to memory

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At Home in History, and Nowhere Else

Saul Friedländer’s ‘small masterpiece in the literature of the Holocaust’

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‘None Shall Escape,’ Hollywood’s First Holocaust Film, Was All But Unknown for 70 Years. Now It’s Been Rediscovered.

The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print

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Read Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Teenage Essay on the Holocaust

‘Dare we be at ease?’ wrote Bader Ginsburg in Brooklyn in 1946

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Holocaust Denial on Trial

The infamous Lipstadt-Irving libel battle gets a trim new David Hare film adaptation starring Rachel Weisz—just in time for the rise of Trump

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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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