U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, one of five American Righteous Among the Nations, never spoke about the 200 Jews he saved
Between 1940 and 1944 a clandestine network of Polish diplomats and their Jewish partners in Switzerland created illegal Latin American passports that saved thousands of lives. Half of the documents were forged by one person—Polish Vice Consul in Berne Konstanty Rokicki.
Contrary to Stanisław Żaryn’s excuses, no reputable historian believes that ‘the Polish nation’ was responsible for Nazi German crimes in Poland. Which is why the Polish government should leave the writing of history to historians.
The Polish Prime Minister’s Office defends a ‘truth campaign’ that has angered many Jews and scholars
Australia was as far from the horrors of Europe as she could get, and yet that wasn’t far enough
After an amazing feat of genealogy, a Holocaust survivor tells Yad Vashem he’s alive after all
In a Polish prisoner’s lectures on Proust and a Jewish Holocaust survivor’s defiant Hebrew calendar, lessons in resilience and survival
At 107, the decorated resistance fighter remembers how he helped save thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis
Dr. Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian urologist living in Berlin, risked his life to hide four of his Jewish friends. The honor was initially offered in 2013, but Dr. Helmy’s relatives refused to accept it from an institution based in Israel.
How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery
An Israeli filmmaker works to revive the neglected, terrible history of Shoah victims in the Soviet Union
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?
The organization Zikaron Basalon helps facilitate tributes to the Shoah through song, testimony, and discussion
‘Persona Non Grata,’ a feature-length biopic about the Holocaust hero, premieres next week
A new project at Yad Vashem analyzes the first letters that survivors wrote after the Holocaust, letting their loved ones know that they were alive
Yad Vashem comes in at No. 22, ahead of the Terracotta army and mausoleum, but way behind New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art at No. 1
It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.
Passover prayerbook scrawled in diary donated to Yad Vashem
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