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Love in a Place of Death: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’

An interview with Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz 

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Remembering My Father in Auschwitz

Nothing about the Shoah was logical or made sense. Our task, our mission, today and always, is not to try to understand, but to remember.

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Italy Seeks to Remember Sheltering Holocaust Survivors—and Aliyah Bet

As Italy celebrates the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, its political left finds a use in reviving the history of ordinary Italians who helped WWII refugees make their way to Palestine

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Commemorating the Great Synagogue of Oswiecim, Poland

Fundraising campaign seeks to build memorial park and photo installation in the town two miles from Auschwitz-Birkenau

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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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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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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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Elie Wiesel’s Secret

A little-known Yiddish manuscript upends our idea of the secular saint of human suffering

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You Got to Have Friends

Episode 104: Brooke Kroeger on the men behind women’s suffrage, and German-Danish historian Thorsten Wagner on teaching ethics at Auschwitz

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Jesus (Shuttlesworth) Goes to Auschwitz

Ray Allen visits Poland, bickers with Internet trolls, and comes back with profound insights about the human condition

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Israeli Artist Steals Auschwitz Relics for Controversial Exhibition

Among the things she stole is the sign prohibiting visitors from stealing

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At Simone Veil’s Funeral, a Fight About Who Are France’s ‘True Jews’

A tiff over saying Kaddish brings out simmering tensions between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews about the Holocaust, religion, and the future of Jewish life in France

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Reinhold Hanning, a Convicted Former SS Guard at Auschwitz, Dies at 95

Hanning was found guilty of accessory to murder of 170,000 people. He never made it to prison.

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Becoming a ‘Proper Jew’ in the Kitchen

After I converted to Judaism, I learned how to make gefilte fish—two different ways, from two different women

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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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The Holocaust for Communists

The East German-Bulgarian Holocaust movie ‘Sterne,’ screening this weekend at the New York Jewish Film Festival, is one of a group of visceral films made in Communist countries by or with people who survived the war

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Auschwitz Memorial Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2016

World Youth Day was a large boost to attendance. But how about Pokémon Go?

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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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Pope Francis Becomes Honorary Member of Krakow’s JCC

During a dedicated trip to Poland to mark the Church’s World Youth Day, Pope Francis also visited and prayed at Auschwitz

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The Case for Pokémon at Auschwitz

Playing the popular game in the death camp is a celebration, not a desecration

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Play Your Pokémon Go. Just Don’t Do it at Auschwitz.

Here’s some free adult wisdom, without even having to consult your Pokédex

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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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The Lamentation Project

Polish artist Monika Weiss’ ‘post-memory’ project in Zielona Góra asks who owns past Jewish suffering

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Biking Away From Auschwitz-Birkenau

Ride for the Living, an annual fundraising event during which participants cycle from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the Krakow JCC, is a celebration of Poland’s Jewish history

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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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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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The Most Haunted Leading Man

In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero

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Elton John to Headline Life Festival Oświęcim, Near Auschwitz

‘We’ll be celebrating life, peace, and music’

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Primo Levi’s Unlikely Suicide Haunts His Lasting Work

A monumental new edition of the Auschwitz survivor’s complete writings shows a humanist laboring in the dark

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