• Remembering the Holocaust is ‘as urgent as ever’, says Lincoln group who pledge not to stand by

    Holocaust Memorial Day is being commemorated in Lincoln with a commitment not to stand by and do nothing. The Lincoln branch of the Council of Christians and Jews, the Lincoln Independent Jewish Minyan and St John the Baptist Parish Church, Ermine, will be hosting the event at the church on

  • ‘Art From the Holocaust’: The Beauty and Brutality in Forbidden Works

    BERLIN — When Nelly Toll was 8 years old, during World War II, she rewrote the Cinderella fairy tale with a feminist twist. Instead of Prince Charming, a powerful princess invited Cinderella to live in her castle and enjoy a pianist performing in a sun-drenched room. Ms. Toll illustrated her

  • David Stoliar, Survivor of World War II Disaster, Dies at 91

    (The death of David Stoliar, in 2014, received little attention outside Oregon, where he lived. The New York Times, which had prepared an obituary, learned of his death on Friday.) For more than a half-century, David Stoliar remained a silent witness to the worst civilian maritime disaster of World War

  • Turkish synagogue vandalized following first prayer service held in 65 years

    Vandals wrote “Terrorist Israel, there is Allah,” on the external walls of the synagogue structure. Vandals spray-painted hate graffiti on the Istipol Synagogue in Istanbul just days after a one-time prayer service was held, the first in 65 years, the Turkish publication Today’s Zaman reported on Tuesday. Vandals wrote “Terrorist

  • Israeli Holocaust survivor wins literary award for 1st children’s book

    BOSTON (JTA) — A celebrated Israeli novelist is among the winners of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children’s books. The Association of Jewish Libraries on Thursday announced the selection of Aharon Applefeld, a Holocaust survivor who has written about the genocide extensively. He won the award for

  • Vilonia penny project to honor lives lost in Holocaust

    Seventh graders at Vilonia Middle School are doing more than just learning about the Holocaust–they’re making change. Thousands and thousands of shiny copper coins are pouring into containers at Vilonia Middle School. It was 7th grader Grace Shannon who came up with the idea. “I thought because every penny has

  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Facebook and Stanford officials discuss online terrorist propaganda

    PALO ALTO — The Nazis harnessed the power of radio in the 1930s to reach the masses, but with social media sites rising in popularity, terrorists today have raised the bar when it comes to spreading propaganda, panelists said Tuesday night at a talk hosted by the United States Holocaust

  • International Holocaust Remembrance day brings lessons and memories

    Working together to honor Holocaust survivors and remember the ones who have passed, St. Louis teens and people all over the world celebrate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27. On this day, in 1945, one of the largest Holocaust concentration camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops, saving about

  • The National Holocaust Centre uses public cloud for digital preservation project

    The National Holocaust Centre and Museum (NHCM) in Nottinghamshire is using the public cloud to digitally preserve the voices and stories of World War II genocide survivors for future generations. The NHCM serves as a memorial site for the millions of victims who lost their lives under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi

  • Uncovering Holocaust perpetrators where few have looked

    BOSTON — With new access to archives and other primary sources, historians are supplanting archetypal images of Aryan Nazi men as the Holocaust’s sole perpetrators. Previously obscured perpetrator “sub-groups” are being exposed one portrait at a time, ranging from women who guarded death camps to Dutch bounty hunters of Jews