• Holocaust survivors fund to receive $63 million

    Funds yielded from sale of Bank Leumi shares held by Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel as part of legal settlement which nearly doubled shares’ value • Additional benefits to be paid to survivors in need starting this month. The Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel on Tuesday announced plans to allocate

  • A Holocaust Survivor Built the Superbowl’s Hottest Hotel

    When Super Bowl fans descend on Houston this February, many of the town’s visitors will have David Mintzner to thank for the warm hospitality. He died a few months ago, at 101, but not before conceiving the city’s new Marriott Marquis hotel — with its record-sized ballroom, ornate chandeliers and

  • The girl who survived the Holocaust: Woman shares harrowing momentos from Bergen-Belsen on special Antiques Roadshow

    Unique artefacts that survived the Holocaust were showcased on a special edition of the Antiques Roadshow. The items, including a pair of striped pyjamas from Auschwitz and food bowls from Bergen Belsen, each tell remarkable stories from Europe’s darkest days. And one Holocaust survivor, Zahava Kohn, 81, today tells how

  • After the Holocaust, Only This Young Composer’s Music Survived

    One of the greatest tragedies of the Holocaust (itself the greatest tragedy of modern history) is the irreplaceable loss of talent – not just of the people who were murdered, but also the works, discoveries and inventions that were murdered along with them. Earlier today, the Boston Globe published a story

  • Holocaust Jews: Murdered precisely because they were sinless

    In honor of today’s day of fasting, Asarah b’Tevet (the Tenth Day of Tevet), Arutz-7 presents the following piece written in 1942 by Ezriel Carlebach, who served as the first editor-in-chief of Yediot Acharonot,and later the founder and editor of Maariv: We all know and sense with every fiber of

  • Celebrities to Gather for Reading of Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’

    More than 50 luminaries from the performing arts and politics, as well as other public figures, will gather on Jan. 29 to read Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece “Night” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. The event, which is presented by the museum and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene,

  • The Holocaust Survivor Who Hated Anne Frank

    The last Holocaust survivor died last week. Well, Trudy (not her real name) wasn’t literally the last survivor – though that day is not far off. But she was my last Holocaust survivor, the last one I knew as a genuine friend, not as a congregant, or a colleague, or

  • Calling from the darkness: Music written by Holocaust victims recorded in new album

    From behind barbed wire and prison walls, as they watched friends and family members be sent to their deaths and wondered if they would ever be free, the inmates of Theresienstadt concentration camp composed music. Also know as Terezin, the Holocaust prison camp was situated northwest of Prague in what

  • Second-generation Holocaust survivors discover living relatives

    Second-generation Holocaust survivors met their relatives in Jerusalem for the first time on Tuesday, having discovered they still had surviving family thanks to Yad Vashem. Siblings Fania Bilkai and Gennadi Band thought their entire extended family had been murdered in the Holocaust until earlier this year, when Fania found a

  • Second Generation Challenges

    Marilyn Sinclair stood in front of a packed Toronto conference room a few weeks ago and told the 200 people gathered there, “We were the children with no grandparents. We had walls with no family pictures.” By the time she got to “we secretly wished we had parents who wore