• March of The Living Exhibit is open to the visitors of Auschwitz Museum

    The International March of the Living Exhibit is now open to the visitors of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The Exhibit will be formally and officially included as part of the International Holocaust Memorial Day, on January 27, 2016. The Exhibit will remain open at the main entrance to the Museum until July 2016. The

  • Review: The Family of Anne Frank, Made Real by Silence

    By: Ken Jaworowski, New York Times The book is famous for its words, yet the silences are the most affecting moments in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” In the play, quiet interludes are filled with humor, or fear, or tenderness, and provide the most poignant moments of this worthy production

  • UN Marks 40 years Since ‘Zionism is Racism’ Resolution

    By: Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Haaretz NEW YORK – Forty years ago, a certain Israeli ambassador named Chaim Herzog couldn’t sleep, and spent the night writing and rewriting an address he planned to deliver at the United Nations. It was the eve of the approval of UN Resolution 3379, which determined that “Zionism

  • Getting Millennials to Talk About the Holocaust

    By: Ofer Aderet Yad Vashem and Hewlett-Packard are using tech to get the young generation interested in the Jewish people’s worst tragedy.                 The testimonies of 125,000 Holocaust survivors are preserved in the archives of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. Some

  • This Day in Jewish History 1938 // Kristallnacht Over, Goering Mulls How to Best Persecute the Jews Next

    By David B. Green Appalled by the ruin of property that could have been seized, Nazi leaders decide on next step: To eliminate the Jews from the German economy. November 12, 1938, was a decisive day – one of many – for the fate of Jews in Nazi Germany. It

  • Jewish man with Nazi-raised identical twin dies at age 82

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency A Jewish man who as an adult reunited with a long-lost identical twin raised as a Nazi died at age 82. Jack Yufe, who with his twin Oskar Stohr was featured in the 1997 German documentary “Oskar and Jack,”died of stomach cancer Monday in a San Diego hospital, the Los

  • Pnina Gutman: Who Am I, What Is My Name?

    By: Varda Epstein, The Huffington Post What would it feel like to have no family tree? To not know who your parents were, or where you come from? In so many ways, our families define us. For instance, my Asiatic eyes and fair coloring come from my father, but my

  • Pope Francis to ‘Pray at Auschwitz’ During 2016 Visit

    Haaretz   Pope Francis intends to stop at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp when he visits Poland in July next year, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Monday. Speaking after a papal audience at the Vatican, Duda said Francis told him he wanted to go to Czestochowa, site of a 1939

  • My mother’s journey to survive

    My mother’s journey to survive Star columnist travels to his mother’s hometown where her family was slaughtered in the Holocaust Words and photos: Martin Regg Cohn, Columnist RAVA RUSKA, UKRAINE — This is where my mother’s family died in the Holocaust. And where Helen Edel found the will to live.

  • A Pilot and Holocaust Survivors, Bound by War’s Fabric, Are Reunited in Brooklyn

    By: Eve M. Kahn, The New York Times   Alan Golub, center, at a reunion last month in Brooklyn with some of the Hungarian women he helped as a pilot during World War II CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times    You never know when a pistol pointed in wartime