• 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.

  • Schools to feature Israeli peace song during Remembrance Day Memorials

    On Nov. 11, Canadians will gather at cenotaphs, schools, churches, synagogues and other public places to mark the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers in armed conflicts around the world. To make the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II even more significant, March of the Living Canada (MOL) is

  • 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

  • How Plans To Build a Monument to Righteous Gentiles in Warsaw Fell Apart

    By: Liam Hoare, eJewish Philantrhopy     “From Those – You Saved” was a simple enough idea: a monument and memorial to Poland’s Righteous Among the Nations on the grounds of Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN). Originally to be built by autumn 2015, it has faced opposition

  • Living History

    The March of the Living has sent more than 200,000 people, both Jewish and not Jewish – students, Holocaust survivors, teachers, governmental, communal and religious leaders – on trips that take them first to the concentration/ death camps and to Jewish sites throughout Eastern Europe and then to Israel. A

  • MOTL Film Captures Devotion Of Guide Dogs And Their Masters

        It’s amazing the impact a beloved animal can have on a person, even after 71 years. Max Eisen remembers the last time he saw his dog, Farkas, as if it was yesterday. The image is seared in his memory, and you can still hear the emotion in his

  • Rare Postcards From Warsaw Ghetto Surface in Poland

    By: Aimee Amiga, Haaretz   Living in London while her family was trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, Tamara Frymer had one line of communication with her beloved back home: postcards. At the time, all letters going in and out of the ghetto were heavily censored, and