"We must never forget." That bittersweet phrase, often repeated on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, was the code by which author, journalist and outspoken Jewish activist Elie Wiesel lived. The Romanian Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ardent Holocaust educator -- perhaps best known for his...
The month of May is a dynamic month. How's that for an understatement? May plays host to Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, no fewer than 23 Hindu festivals, the Kentucky Derby, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Armed Forces Day, Victoria Day, and Memorial Day. Show More Summary
London’s first-ever Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, attended a Holocaust remembrance event in one of his first acts as the city’s leader but his tweet about the visit sparked an anti-Semitic wave of comments on social media. A day after his...Show More Summary
In his speech at the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Yad Vashem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reminded of the Holocaust denial cartoons contest in Iran and emphasized that Holocaust denial still continues with those who seek to destroy Israel. Meanwhile, the Iranian government is trying to deny responsibility for the anti-Semitic event. Iranian Foreign Minister [...]Show More Summary
At a time when even a top Israeli general warns about fascist trends in Israel, NPR runs a piece by Emily Harris on teaching Israeli children about the Holocaust in which the Israeli army is praised
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin used a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech on Thursday to lambast the country’s ruling Likud party, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for inviting a far-right Austrian extremist to the country. In...Show More Summary
Gene Klein (with daughter Jill Klein, Ph.D., author of 'We Got the Water: Tracing My Father's Path Through Auschwitz') Reposted by permission from Refinery29 On the day my family arrived at Auschwitz, our personhood was stripped from us. Show More Summary
As calls for the ethnic cleansing of non-Jews become commonplace, so do the Nazi comparisons, both at home and abroad. Across the world and especially in the West, it is widely considered to be highly offensive to suggest that thereShow More Summary
Today is Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust. Each year, it falls at a time when we’re also reminded of a litany of other horrors. Dates scattered throughout April and May mark the anniversaries of atrocities against Rwandans, Cambodians, Armenians,… Continue Reading ?
Middle and high school students marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by learning horrific and heroic stories of the tragedy first-hand.
Today, on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we pledge to never forget the genocide of 12 million people, based on their religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and other factors. We do this so that we always remember that it is the duty...Show More Summary
Holocaust Remembrance Day is May 4th and 5th. To commemorate this time of reflection, I sat down with my daughter Jill Klein, who wrote a book about my Holocaust experiences (We Got the Water: Tracing My Family's Path Through Auschwitz). #talktome Watch...Show More Summary
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, one writer recalls Auschwitz after watching the acclaimed movie I've been waiting to see Son of Saul for a long time now. It had a limited release in the United States, and because of this, it never came to a theatre in my little town on the prairie. Show More Summary
Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Here is the story of Sande Boritz Berger's discovery of family history.
Composer Gideon Klein At 7 PM on Thursday May 5th (Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day) at the Czech Center in New York, Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer, a piece that explores the plight of fifteen composers imprisoned by the Nazis at the Thereisenstadt prison camp, will receive its US premiere. […]
A year ago, just before Holocaust Remembrance Day, I wrote a piece in these pages, "Their Stories, Our Stories," about the legacy of my family's Holocaust narrative as rendered in my novel, Even in Darkness. Since Even in Darkness was...Show More Summary
Israeli Member of the Knesset Haneen Zoabi. YouTube/Richard Silverstein Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi declined to participate in a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, citing her inability to speak out against what she called theShow More Summary
January 27 is the UN's International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Commemorated to remember the liberation of Auschwitz, largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers But I am writing this post in February. Black History Month. Show More Summary
Jews are the new non-persons of the Left. Take ” the astonishing Holocaust Remembrance Day speech of the new hero of the left, Canadian…
As the world commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations (U.N.) compared Palestinians to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide, according to an opinion piece by Anne Bayefsky posted on FoxNews. On Monday, the U.N. hosted a temporary exhibit called “Holocaust by Bullets,” featuring extensive research by the French organization Yahad-In Unum, […]