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The Legal Lessons of Bergen-Belsen

Considering the legacy of Nuremberg, and the jurisprudence of international criminal and human rights law, on the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen

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Samuel Willenberg, Who Was 20 When He Escaped Treblinka, Has Died 

Willenberg was the last known survivor of the Treblinka uprising. He was 93.

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When Holocaust Themes Don’t Work

A recent episode of ‘Supergirl’ invoked imagery that felt exploitive and uncreative

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What Justin Trudeau Did—and Did Not—Include in His Holocaust Remembrance Statement

By omitting Jews from the story of the Holocaust, the Canadian prime minister fell for the false choice between depicting the tragedy as either a universal warning against prejudice or a particular one against anti-Semitism

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Israel Releases Adolf Eichmann’s Handwritten Final Plea

On May 29, 1962, two days before he was hanged, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote a plea to Israeli President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, arguing that he was a ‘mere instrument’ in the effort to exterminate Europe’s Jews

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The Holocaust: Two Poems

Translations of works by Venezuelan poets Ida Gramcko and Jacqueline Goldberg, who grapple with death, memory, and the poet’s mandate after the Holocaust

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Children Born in Displaced Persons Camps Gather in Tel Aviv

‘Mourning soon gave way to thousands of marriages, and new families emerged from the ashes’

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Once Lost, a Jewish Graveyard in Prostejov, Czech Republic, is Being Reassembled

A small team of researchers are looking for 1,924 tombstones that were destroyed by the Nazis circa 1943

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Cache of Holocaust-Era Documents Found Behind Wall of Budapest Apartment

Over 6,000 documents from a 1944 census with information about the Hungarian capital’s Jews were discovered, and given to Budapest City Archives

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That Book About a Jewish Motorcycle-Racing Teen Shapeshifter on a Mission to Kill Hitler

A review of the new dystopian Holocaust YA novel, Wolf by Wolf

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Bibi: Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Told Hitler to Burn Jews in 1941

The Israeli Prime Minister’s calculated claim at the 37th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem on Tuesday has been widely denounced and debunked. But it overshadows Haj Amin el-Husseini’s actual participation in the Holocaust.

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Homeless Given Asylum in Garden Complex at Former Dachau Concentration Camp

Mayor: “The buildings with their historical burden can be used for a socially meaningful purpose”

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Kiev’s Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Torched; Assailant Remains At Large

The Ukrainian monument overlooks the ravine where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed in 1941

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Last of 86 Victims of Nazi Doctor’s Experiments Are Buried in France

Among those put to rest at Strasbourg ceremony was Menachem Taffel, a Polish Jew and dairy merchant

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An Interview with Slovak Historian Dr. Pavol Mešťan

Seventy years after the Slovak National Uprising, the author and director of the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava addresses the role of anti-Semitism, the Catholic Church, and the fate of Jozef Tiso during World War II

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Plan For Holocaust Memorial ‘Stumbling Stones’ Takes a Tumble

The Munich City Council continued its ban on Stolpersteine, a vote supported by a local Jewish leader. But plans are in the works for other commemorations.

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Goethe University in Frankfurt Establishes Professorship Devoted to Holocaust Studies

The post is the first of its kind in Germany and begins in 2017

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Remains of 86 Holocaust Victims Found in Strasbourg Lab

Discovery comes via investigation into the crimes of Nazi medical experimenter, August Hirt

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Former Nazi Oskar Groening, 94, Convicted of Accessory to Murder

A German court sentenced to the former SS guard—a bookkeeper at Auschwitz—to four years in prison

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Gas Chamber ‘Game of Tag’ Video Installation Continues to Rile at Krakow Museum

Art from Polish filmmaker Artur Żmijewski attempts to therapeutically ’emancipate ourselves from the trauma’ of the Holocaust

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‘British Schindler’ Dies at 106

Nicholas Winton rescued more than 650 children by organizing Kindertransports from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the U.K.

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The Chaplain and the Survivors

After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service

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Trial of 93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Begins in Germany

Oskar Groening, a member of the SS at Auschwitz-Birkenau, is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

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‘Buchenwald Boys’ Celebrate 70 Years of Freedom

On the anniversary of the camp’s liberation, a group of Holocaust survivors party in Melbourne

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‘Some People, in Spite of Everything, Still Believe’

Even after their deaths, two Holocaust survivors of Bergen-Belsen continue to shape the life of their granddaughter

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‘From My Memories… I Will Never Forget It’

My grandmother’s account of her liberation from Bergen-Belsen

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Kubrick’s Holocaust Film

The subtext of ‘The Shining’

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Sundown: Circle the Date

Plus Perry goes kosher, the fatal mustache, and more

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