Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg is an American orthodox rabbi, known for critical thinking and reaching across denominational lines. In 1977, writing about the Shoah (the Holocaust), Greenberg argued that in the future, “no statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would...
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John Allen Gay of the National Interest takes a hard look at the Islamic Republic's imploding financial system.
The Islamic Republic reportedly has funneled ten billion dollars into backing the Assad regime in Syria, yet the...
October 2, 2012 | 9:30 am
Shlomo Venezia, a Holocaust survivor who wrote about his experiences in an Auschwitz Sonderkommando unit and spent years bearing personal testimony to the Shoah, has died.
Venezia, who was born in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece, died Sept. 30 in Rome at the age of 88.
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Hardly a day goes by where Renee Firestone isn’t asked by some school, museum, reporter or filmmaker to talk about the Holocaust.
“Somebody has to tell the story,” she said. “I am fortunate enough, at my age, to still be able to walk and talk. So I have to do it.”
Firestone is 88,...
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...
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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Provides Lessons For Our Time
On the anniversary of the month-long uprising and as Israel marks Holocaust Memorial Day, Heather Robinson of Algeimener urges action against those threatening the destruction of the Jewish state.
April 18, 2012 | 12:13 pm
Lessons Learned From ‘Shoah’
When I read last week’s cover story (“An Indelible Film, ‘Shoah’ Also Reflects an Extraordinary Artist,” April 13), I was reminded of an incident in high school more than 20 years ago. I was one of only a handful of Jewish students...
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The Muslim Brotherhood decision to name a candidate for the Egyptian presidency throws an already wobbly transition process into further disarray, writes Nathan J. Brown of the National Interest.
Assuming al-Shater’s candidacy and the balloting move forward,...
March 5, 2012 | 10:39 am
Tina Strobos, a medical student in Amsterdam during World War II who helped save more than 100 Jews from the Nazis, has died.
Strobos, who had joined the Dutch resistance and later was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations, died Feb. 27 at the age of 91.
Strobos and her...
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Agnieszka Holland was sitting by a window in a Los Angeles hotel recently, bathed by sunlight streaming in through slatted Venetian blinds.
Light and dark are the prominent metaphors in her film, “In Darkness,” based on the true story of a group of Jews who escaped the...
January 19, 2012 | 10:20 am
A British nun who saved dozens of Jews in Rome during the Holocaust has been advanced on the road to sainthood.
Britain’s Catholic Herald newspaper said the file on Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hamrough, who died in 1966, was sent recently to the Vatican for investigation by the...
November 28, 2011 | 11:22 am
For the first time, some survivors of Nazi-era ghettos are eligible for a one-time payment from the so-called Ghetto Fund in addition to the pensions they receive from the German government.
Following negotiations with Germany, the Claims Conference announced that those who meet...
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Bank Leumi has agreed to pay nearly $37 million to the heirs of Holocaust victims and to projects that help Israeli survivors.
The Israeli bank reached a settlement Sunday with Hashava-The Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets, a company started by the...
March 8, 2011 | 10:26 am
The Holocaust documentary “Shoah” is being broadcast in Iran.
The 1985 documentary by French director Claude Lanzmann was scheduled to be presented this week on a satellite channel and is dubbed in Farsi. Satellites are banned in Iran, but many Iranians have them and therefore could...