• Why These Jewish Teens Are Listening To The Stories Of Holocaust Survivors

    By: Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post   Jewish teenagers in fifteen countries from around the globe will meet with Holocaust survivors on Nov. 6-7, for “A Shabbat to Remember.” The event, organized by Jewish youth organization BBYO, falls just days before the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks instigated by

  • Living Word from a Dead World

    By: Yardena Schwartz, Tablet When Tzipora Shapiro walked out the gates of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945, the first thing she felt was guilt. Her father, grandfather, brothers, aunts, and uncles all died in the Lodz Ghetto, and when the Nazis transferred Shapiro and her mother to Auschwitz, she watched

  • Nuremberg Nazi Site Crumbles, but Tricky Questions on Its Future Persist

    New York Times, by Alison Smale NUREMBERG, Germany — In this city, the rallying point for Hitler, is the largest piece of real estate bequeathed by the Nazis, and a burden only increasing with time. First comes the sheer physical size: a parade ground bigger than 12 football fields. A semicircular

  • Willis Carto, Far-Right Figure and Holocaust Denier, Dies at 89

    New York Times, By Douglas Martin Willis Carto, a reclusive behind-the-scenes wizard of the far-right fringe of American politics who used lobbying and publishing to denigrate Jews and other minorities and galvanize the movement to deny the Holocaust, died last Monday at his home in Virginia. He was 89. His

  • Bearing Witness To The Memory Of The Holocaust

    My dear friend Eli Rubenstein, makes a major impact on the world, and does so somewhat unassumingly. I had no idea he was compiling a book to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the March of the Living (The March), a program whose mandate it is to facilitate annual trips to

  • Prominent British Holocaust Historian David Cesarani Dies at 58

    BY The Forward and Liam Hoare David Cesarani, the great British historian of the Holocaust and Anglo Jewry, has died at the age of 58, London’s Jewish Chronicle reports. The London Times columnist David Aaronovitch described him as “a man of luminous intelligence and splendid academic achievement.” Cesarani — as

  • Polish security firm offers to send 100 guards to help protect Israel

    BY JTA The owner of a large Polish security firm offered to send 100 guards to Israel to help protect civilians against terrorist attacks. Benjamin Krasicki, president of the board of the Warsaw-based City Security, made the offer in a letter he sent Wednesday to Israel’s minister of interior security,

  • A New Look at Japan’s Wartime Atrocities and a U.S. Cover-Up

    New York Times By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW Joy Chen is sitting on a bench outside a new museum about the medical atrocities committed by Japan’s Unit 731 in Manchuria during World War II, trying to absorb what she learned inside: After the war, the United States covered up Japan’s biological

  • MVFF38: Marin filmmakers tell personal story of the Holocaust in ‘Surviving Skokie’

    Marin Independent Journal, By Vicki Larson The dedication of a Holocaust museum in Illinois may be an unlikely inspiration for a documentary. But for Eli Adler of San Anselmo, a long-time award-wining cinematographer, it was the impetus to tell a story he didn’t even know he wanted to tell. The

  • Holocaust survivor shares story of Auschwitz concentration camp, liberation

    The Miami Hurricane, By Isabella Rosa Cendan Students in Professor Markus Zisselsberger’s First-Year Seminar in Literature were able to relive history on Tuesday, when a Holocaust survivor spoke with them about his experience during the Nazi regime. David Mermelstein, 86, was born in Kivjazd, Czechoslovakia in 1928. When he was 15,