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Do We Still Need Yom HaShoah?

The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.

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Israel’s Starving Survivors

One in five Holocaust survivors in Israel goes hungry. We must fix this shame right away.

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Boldface Aid for Shoah Victims

Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors

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Being the Jew in the Box

To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum

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Sundown: Survivors in Israel Ask for Help

Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan

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Herschel Schacter (1917-2013)

The American rabbi entered Buchenwald moments after its liberation

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Kubrick’s Lost Holocaust Film

America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film

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The Shining Is About What?

Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears

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Daybreak: Obama Exits Stage East

Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai

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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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Fathers

Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child

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An Unwed Woman of Valor

In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust

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Sundown: Shocking New Data on Holocaust

Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture

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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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Surviving Stalin’s Purges

Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?

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Hollywood’s Unknown Rescuer

Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?

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Ohio’s Holocaust Memorial Fight

Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.

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A World Without Jews

An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture

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Holocaust Holograms: The Newest Testimonies

The past and the future meet for a crucial mission

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The Haunted Spas of Europe

Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism

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German Green Party Gives Iran a High Five

Claudia Roth has some explaining to do

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What the Dead Have To Say to Us

Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?

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Germany’s Most Annoying Jew

Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews

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Jewish Presence in The Gun Control Debate

From actor to victim, expect to see more of it

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Holocaust Poetry, Saved Again

New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath

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Israel Reaches Six Million Jewish Residents

Debating the meaning of the milestone

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Rock ’n’ Remembrance

Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel

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Gun Control and the Holocaust

Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?

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Portrait of Papa as a Young Man

In my grandfather’s village, I found the man he’d been before memories of the Holocaust destroyed him

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