• On a Cold, Dark Oslo Street Corner, Remembering Norway’s Lost Jews

    It took 45 minutes for the twelve people to read out the names of 767 Norwegian Jews deported by the Norwegian authorities during the Nazi occupation. By Lene Johansen Twelve people are standing in a circle under a streetlight at the base of the historic fortress in the center of

  • Scholars Unveil New Edition of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

    By ALISON SMALE BERLIN — Not since 1945, when the Allies banned the dubious work and awarded the rights to the state of Bavaria, has Hitler’s manifesto, “Mein Kampf,” been officially published in German. Bavaria had refused to release it. But under German law, its copyright expires Dec. 31, the

  • Hungarian couple uncovers last records of murdered Jews in apartment wall while renovating

    More than 6,000 pages were found documenting the city’s former Jewish residents. by Sam Sokol A couple renovating their apartment in Hungary’s capital happened upon thousands of pages of census records documenting Budapest’s Jewish population culled for the purposes of ghettoizing them during the Holocaust, media reports said. According to

  • Germany withdraws Eurovision contender after uproar on anti-Semitic, homophobic lyrics

    BERLIN – Germany withdrew its contender for next year’s Eurovision song contest on Saturday following a backlash from critics who accuse the R&B artist of using anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs in his songs. Xavier Naidoo, a singer of Indian and African heritage whose albums have sold millions, was selected as

  • Reflecting on Ezra Schwartz’s murder

    By Jack Rosenbaum I write this with heavy heart and compassion for family and friends of Ezra Schwartz in Sharon, Massachusetts and for the rest of “Am Yisrael”.  Yesterday, his life was violently cut short in one of the dastardly conceived attacks now being perpetrated by misguided Palestinian Arabs. There

  • Kristallnacht Film Forum draws 1,000 to see ‘Defiant Requiem’

    Ivy Dash, chair of this year’s 14th annual Kristallnacht Film Forum, first went on the March of the Living in 1990 as a junior in high school. The trip had a deep impact on Dash’s life. Dash said: “The experience of traveling to Poland and Israel with Jewish teens from

  • Three Roads From Nuremberg

    Seventy years to the day after the start of the epoch-defining trials, three Jewish advocates stand above the rest: Jacob Robinson, Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, and Raphael Lemkin By Michael R. Marrus Much of what we now understand as the Holocaust—the persecution of the German Jews in the 1930s, the evolution

  • How the Nuremberg Trial Bore Witness to the Nazis’ Worst Crimes

    On the 70th anniversary of the world’s most famous trial, the prosecutors’ wise approach still offers a lesson for us.  SS Major General Jürgen Stroop (center) watches housing blocks burn during the suppression of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. This photo was part of the Stroop album submitted into evidence at

  • Even Worse Than We Thought

      Thomas Mann believed that all good stories are slow stories. He was doubtless thinking of Wagner, his greatest literary influence—but also, naturally, of Thomas Mann. And in the best hands, slowness can feel the exact speed necessary for truthfulness. In less sure hands, it can produce a kind of

  • Germans Jail ‘Nazi Grandma’

    By: Jewish World News Ursula Haverbeck, 87, was sentenced to 10 months in jail and challenged a court to prove that Auschwitz was a death camp. An 87-year-old German woman dubbed the “Nazi grandma” was sentenced to 10 months in jail for Holocaust denial. Ursula Haverbeck, of the western German