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  • Rare ‘Schindler’s List’ documents sold at New Hampshire auction

    August 15, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist known for his efforts to save Jews from World War II concentration camps, were sold at auction for more than $122,000, a New Hampshire auction house said on Thursday.

    The documents included a rare one-page letter,...

  • Hatred of Jews remains strong, Netanyahu and Peres tell Yom Hashoah rite

    April 8, 2013 | 6:22 am

    The hatred of Jews is still strong more than 70 years after the Holocaust began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said at the national Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

    "The map of Europe still contains local stains of anti-Semitism," Peres...

  • Shoah: Breadcrumbs of life

    By David Suissa

    April 4, 2013 | 5:36 am

    The Holocaust is really too big and too dark to fathom. It’s larger than life, larger than death, even larger than evil. The human mind can’t quite comprehend an evil that wants to destroy a whole race of humans — and succeeds in destroying about a third of it.

    No matter how many...

  • The Holocaust just got more shocking

    March 3, 2013 | 7:02 am

    Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

    What they have found so far has shocked even...

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  • Artists from inside the concentration camps

    By Tom Tugend

    January 9, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    The Nazis gassed and murdered 1 million prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex, but they could not kill the human urge to create and leave behind a sign of their existence for future generations.

    Some 20 examples of the prisoners’ artistic legacy are on...

  • Dutch Jews slam sale of debris from Nazi camps

    December 10, 2012 | 11:26 am

    The Dutch Central Jewish Board condemned two recent incidents involving the sale by museums of debris from Nazi concentration camps. 

    On Sunday, the board issued a statement slamming the sale of debris from Camp Vught, which was a transit camp for Jews located in the southern...

  • Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles.

    The first is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and Nazi concentration camps,...

  • Mahmoud Abbas adviser visits Auschwitz

    July 27, 2012 | 11:35 am

    An adviser to Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas visited Auschwitz on Friday.

    Ziad al-Bandak, a Christian who advises Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Christian affairs, visited prisoner blocs, gas chambers and a crematorium in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in...

  • Seeking Artifacts and Inspiration, Director of Memorialized Austrian Concentration Camp Visits L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 30, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Like many memorialized Nazi concentration camps across Europe, Mauthausen, the largest such camp in Austria, is in the process of being renovated for a new generation of visitors. First opened to the public in 1970, the exhibition at the camp, which attracted 200,000 visitors each...

  • Soviet Dentists and My Anxiety…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 13, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Is it just me or do other people have a huge phobia of Dentists?  I don’t know why I have such a fear of them, but I do know that I’d rather have another baby than go to the Dentist.  Actually, now that I think about it, I would even prefer a colonoscopy to having someone put...

  • Deceiving the audience and the self

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    “The Führer Gives the Jews a City” must rank as the oddest film fragment in cinematic history.

    The 23 minutes of raw, unedited footage is all that has been found of a Nazi propaganda project to “prove” that the “model” Theresienstadt camp was a veritable paradise for...

  • We must not ignore Nuremberg’s lessons for today

    By Sen. Christopher Dodd

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Elie Wiesel once wrote: "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." Let history show that at this moment, we are failing that test.

    Half a century before the most terrible attacks our homeland has ever...

  • Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nov. 9, 2006 marks the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogroms throughout Germany and Austria, then incorporated into Germany, that set fire to the synagogues in towns and villages, pillaged Jewish shops, and led to the arrest and incarceration into concentration camps of...
  • Hungarian Novelist Takes Manhattan

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    When Imre Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002, few Americans had read the work of the Hungarian novelist, the first survivor of the concentration camps to be awarded the literary prize. Even in his own country, his works were not well known; his subject,...

  • Is Con Man Dead or Alive?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Lucian Ludwig Kozminski was -- or maybe is -- a man convicted of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors, who did time in federal prison and died in 1993, according to his death certificate.

    Ordinarily, this would end the sordid tale of a man who preyed on his own...

  • Red Tape Ties Up Shoah Payments

    By Tom Tugend

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Living in the Radom ghetto in central Poland, Saul Friedman applied for work in 1942, and for the next two years cleaned a building and labored in a peat bog for the German army.

    He earned no money, but received something much more valuable extra food rations. When the ghetto was...

  • Filing Cutoff Nears on Ghetto Pensions

    By Toby Axelrod

    May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm

    Time is running out for survivors of Nazi ghettos to apply for retroactive German pensions, a German advocacy group warned.

    Applications received after June 30 will not be eligible for payments going back to 1997, according to Lothar Evers, director of the German Association for...

  • Hollywood and the Holocaust

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    One wet night 15 years after the end of World War II, in the student union of my university in Northern Ireland, I watched a documentary film made up of home movies taken by Soviet troops at the liberation of the concentration camps. Unlike some similar Allied footage, the Soviets,...

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