The Holocaust destroyed any notion of God that Helga Newmark may have previously contemplated. But more than 50 years later, Newmark, 67, has been ordained a rabbi, marking the end of a long journey riddled with hurdles.
"While the drop in number of anti-Semitic acts over the last five years is in one sense very encouraging; unfortunately, the horrific acts of violence and intimidation we have witnessed in the last year overwhelm the statistics," said Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director.
When the atrocities of the Holocaust came to public light, many unsung heroes remained in the shadows.
In a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday, some rescued Holocaust survivors met their unknown heroes, or those heroes' family members, for the first time since the war.
The international community honored government diplomats who risked their careers and lives to save thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi terror.
"The land of the prophets is becoming the land of profits," says an American businessman who has transformed his passion for the State of Israel into a successful business venture.