• Architecture Tells its Own Story at the Illinois Holocaust MuseumArchitecture Tells its Own Story at the Illinois Holocaust Museum

    Detail of the museum’s “light” side (Chloe Riley) Like Star Wars, the space we’re currently standing in has physical “light” and “dark” sides, says my tour guide, a petite blonde who grew up in Chicago and “geeks out” over all things architecture. She’s referring to a critical component of the

  • Yad Vashem Shares Holocaust Photos from Month of January

    Yad Vashem is starting the New Year with an act of remembrance to those lost in the Holocaust. The Shoah memorial and trust, which is located in Jerusalem, shared images from its archives of events that occurred in the Holocaust during the month of January. The events include the liberation of

  • New Holocaust Center exhibit honors French Jewish children

    The Holocaust Memorial Center will host an opening program for its newest exhibit, “A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés,” at 7 p.m. on January 27. The exhibition, which includes calligraphic artwork honoring the 11,400 French Jewish children deported and, for many, murdered from 1942 to 1944, will remain on display through May 15.

  • Hitler Sought to Annihilate Jews to Prevent Ecological Disaster, Book Contends

    Timothy Snyder describes Hitler as a leader who wanted to foment an ecological revolution in a global landscape with no place in it for the Jews. “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning,” by Timothy Snyder, Tim Duggan Books, 462 pages, $30 Upon the release of “Black Earth” this

  • Copyright row over Anne Frank diary to heat up ‘unauthorized’ publication

    The Foundation says that Otto Frank, who founded the Anne Frank Foundation, is one of the creators of the diary, a claim that if true would allow for a copyright extension of 35 years. The battle over just who owns the right to publish The Diary of Anne Frank, the

  • Ten Holocaust Survivors recognised by Queen in New Year’s Honours

    TEN HOLOCAUST survivors have been honoured by the Queen for their work in spreading awareness about the horrors of the Nazi era. Zigi Shipper, Susan Pollack, Ivor Perl, Lilly Ebert, Chaim Ferster, Jack Kagan, Freddie Knoller, Rudy Oppenheimer, Rene Salt and Agnes Grunwald-Spier are all included in the New Year’s

  • Holocaust Council obtains survivor’s art

    Nine paintings by a Lithuanian survivor of the Shoa are now in the possession of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, thanks to a gift from the Hofstra University Museum on Long Island. Barbara Wind, director of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, arranged for the federation to acquire

  • Amsterdam to Halt in Memory of Strike Over Nazi Persecution of Jews

    In 1941, tram drivers objected to roundup of Jewish men, and a rare public show of disobedience spread across the city. Tram traffic in the Dutch capital will grind to a halt in commemoration of a general strike orchestrated 75 years ago in protest of Nazi persecution of Jews. Amsterdam’s

  • Holocaust denial on the rise in Eastern Europe

    After Lithuania changed the definition of ‘genocide’ and Baltic countries have turned murderers of Jews into national heroes, Holocaust researchers are accusing the State of Israel of standing idly by as history is being re-written. The testimonies are fading away, the memorial sites are turning into entertainment centers, and the

  • Opening of Holocaust era archives may shed light on French collaboration with Nazis

    Holocaust historians this week welcomed Paris’s decision to open up the records of the Vichy regime, a puppet government set up by the Germans during the Second World War, stating that the newly accessible documents may shed light on the nature of French collaboration with the Nazis. During the war