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  • Are Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims the world’s ‘least wanted’ people?

    By Jared Sichel

    June 4, 2015 | 11:09 am

    Abu Tahay, a Rohingya Muslim activist who lives in Myanmar, says his people face a simple calculus when deciding whether to remain in their western Myanmar homes or escape via the Andaman Sea on overcrowded, hopelessly equipped fishing boats:

    “Do — or die.”

    Rohingya Muslims...

  • With fewer survivors around, Holocaust education is in transition

    April 14, 2015 | 11:14 am

    On a recent morning, a group of seventh-graders in Natick, Massachusetts, was absorbed in a video of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

    “Why did he win?” asked their teacher, Tracy Sockalosky.

    She guided the discussion to the...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum gets $25 million gift, largest in its history

    December 4, 2014 | 10:21 am

    An Arizona family is donating $25 million to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum — the largest gift in the Washington museum’s history — to increase its educational programming.

    The gift from the William Levine family of Phoenix will be used to expand and...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum returns barracks to Auschwitz

    December 30, 2013 | 10:51 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has returned a section of wooden barracks that was given on long-term loan by the Auschwitz museum 24 years ago.

    The barracks — half of a wooden building in which Jewish prisoners slept while imprisoned in the death camp — arrived at Poland’s...

  • Jonathan Safran Foer Named to Holocaust Memorial Council

    February 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

    President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.

    Foer’s debut novel, “Everything Is Illuminated,” dealt with the Holocaust and Ukraine during that era. His mother, Esther Safran Foer, directs Sixth and I, a historic synagogue in downtown Washington.

    The Holocaust Memorial Council governs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Briefs: Scholars call for American Shoah heroes honors, civil marriage coming to Israel

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars: U.S. Activists During Shoah Warrant Recognition

    More than 100 scholars and Jewish leaders are calling on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to acknowledge the work of U.S. activists in its permanent exhibition. A petition delivered to the museum's chairman, Fred Zeidman,...