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  • Mormons limit genealogical access to stop baptisms of Shoah victims

    March 9, 2012 | 10:19 am

    The Mormon Church is restricting access to its genealogical records relating to Holocaust victims in a move to protect their names from posthumous baptisms.

    “The church is committed to preventing the misguided practice of submitting the names of Holocaust victims and prominent...

  • Daniel Pearl baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

    February 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Daniel Pearl was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a prominent deceased Jew discovered to have been baptized posthumously in recent weeks.

    Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, was baptized by...

  • Shoah group halts talks with Mormons on posthumous baptism of Jews

    By Ben Harris

    November 20, 2008 | 3:26 am

    A Holocaust survivor organization has broken off negotiations with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) over its practice of posthumously baptizing Jewish victims of the Nazis.

    At a news conference Monday, leaders of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust...

  • A Righteous History

    By Stephen Breuer

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More than 20 years ago, as I looked over family papers with my late father, I came across a letter referring to my "conversion." Curious, I asked what that meant. With some self-consciousness, my father first shared with me the fact that I had a Catholic baptism as a 2-year-old child...