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  • Holocaust in North Korea

    By Jared Sichel

    January 23, 2014 | 10:13 am

    As Shin Dong-hyuk crawled over his friend’s lifeless body, the 23-year-old North Korean could feel the electric current shooting through him. 

    Luckily, for Shin, the two pairs of pants he was wearing, coupled with his friend’s corpse, shielded him for the most part from the...

  • Survivor, storyteller, celebrity, sage: Elie Wiesel at 85

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 24, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    When talking about Elie Wiesel, who turns 85 on Sept. 30, it is far too easy to fall into a list of superlatives. 

    As a child who survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Wiesel witnessed more death and more horrors than most human beings ever will. A onetime journalist...

  • Priest discusses Holocaust documentation efforts

    By Ryan Torok

    June 6, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    The Rev. Patrick Desbois, secretary to the French Conference of Bishops for relations with Judaism and adviser to the Vatican on the Jewish religion, appeared at Wilshire Boulevard Temple on May 22 to discuss his effort to locate the mass graves of the approximately 1.5 million...

  • Polish politician Wladyslaw Bartoszewski receives U.S. Holocaust museum’s highest honor

    May 1, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Polish politician and historian Wladyslaw Bartoszewski was scheduled to receive the Elie Wiesel Award from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    The award, given April 28 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the museum, is the highest award given by the museum.

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  • A day of Holocaust memories

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    When 89-year-old Max Stodel arrived for a Feb. 17 program at the Skirball Cultural Center marking the run-up to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) 20th anniversary in April, he didn’t come alone.

    In addition to his daughter, Betty Lazarus, the survivor of the...

  • Holocaust’s enduring lessons

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will be transplanted, at least in part, from Washington, D.C.’s National Mall to Los Angeles on Feb. 17.

    In a daylong commemoration and celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center, marking the run-up to the museum’s 20th...

  • Learning from Hitler’s lawyers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 26, 2012 | 3:00 am

    Imagine the following scenario: Your country is attacked. The attack comes suddenly, without much warning, a direct hit on the central seat of power. As fear and rage bubble just beneath the surface, a controversial political leader, who represents the preferred choice of maybe half...

  • Millions of Shoah records will finally be revealed

    By Edwin Black

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jews too weak to work were routinely marched from their concentration camp barracks into oblivion, when shrieking families with arms and fingers outstretched were torn apart during deportations, when the winds of politics and opportunity scattered refugees and survivors...
  • Anne Frank’s Words Resonate In The Center Of World Power

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    There is no better place to understand the powerful forces and fault lines of American identity than Washington. I arrived in the evening at Dulles Airport, and my cab driver, I soon discovered, was Iranian. As we drove, he told me his life story: He had been an ambassador to Moscow...

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