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  • In Mideast visit, Pope Francis makes symbolic gestures to both sides

    May 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Perhaps the most lasting image from Pope Francis’ trip to Israel and the West Bank will be the pontiff praying, eyes closed, with his head against a wall.

    It wasn’t the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site and a necessary stop for visiting dignitaries. It was...

  • The boy who ran, the man who lived

    By Tom Tugend

    April 23, 2014 | 3:27 pm

    Every survivor of the Holocaust has a distinct story, and among the most remarkable is the one told in the movie “Run Boy Run.”

    It’s the tale of an 8-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and survives on his own for three years in Nazi-occupied Poland; the story could easily...

  • Warsaw marks ghetto uprising

    April 23, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    Warsaw residents, including representatives of the Jewish community, marked the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    The April 19 ceremony featured prayers and the laying of wreaths at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in the Polish capital. The approximately 200...

  • Warsaw demolishing ghetto wall, promises reconstruction

    April 2, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    Workers began demolishing a wall in Warsaw near the spot where Jews were gathered for transport to the Treblinka concentration camp.

    The demolition of the wall bordering the square in the former Warsaw Ghetto known as the Umschlagplatz was first reported Tuesday by the Virtual...

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  • Sol Liber

    By Jane Ulman

    November 25, 2013 | 6:12 pm

    As soon as the train leaving the Warsaw Ghetto made its first stop, the 100 Jews packed into the cattle car with 19-year-old Sol Liber knew they were headed east to the Treblinka death camp. “Half the train was getting crazy,” said Sol, who recalls standing back from the tiny...

  • ‘I’m a Jew’

    By David Suissa

    April 18, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish.” Those are the words uttered by American journalist Daniel Pearl in the moment before he was murdered by jihadis in 2002. Those same words were recalled last week by Judea Pearl as he lit a flame in his son’s honor in Jerusalem.

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  • Australian businessman and survivor Frank Lowy addresses March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 5:29 am

    Australian-based Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy delivered the keynote address at the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom Hashoah.

    The program also marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    Lowy, who survived the war on the run from his...

  • Jewish Resistance fighter Vladka Meed dies at 90

    November 26, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Vladka Meed, a Jewish Resistance fighter in World War II and a founder of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, has died.

    Meed, who smuggled weapons into the Warsaw Ghetto, died Nov. 21 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 90. She had suffered from Alzheimer's...

  • Comparing animal rights and the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 11, 2012 | 11:46 am

    On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...

  • April 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2012 | 4:30 am

    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. ‎

    Today,...

  • Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland on “In Darkness” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 2, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    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...

  • Polish museum opens exhibit on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader

    October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am

    A Polish museum has opened a section dedicated to Marek Edelman, one of the commanders of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis.

    The exhibit at the Historical Museum in Lodz opened Oct. 2, two years after Edelman died at the age of 90.

    Edelman, a cardiologist by...

  • Warsaw Ghetto expert Ruta Sakowska dies

    August 23, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Historian Ruta Sakowska, one of the world’s leading experts on the World War II Warsaw Ghetto, has died.

    Sakowska died Monday in Warsaw at the age of 89.

    Sakowska, who was born in Vilnius in 1922, served as director of the Ringelblum Archives of the Jewish Historical Institute in...

  • Nazi-looted painting of Warsaw Ghetto life returned to Poland

    August 1, 2011 | 10:23 am

    A Nazi-looted painting depicting Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto was returned to Poland.

    “Jewish Woman Selling Oranges,” a 19th-century oil-on-canvas work, was one of several by Polish artist Aleksandr Giermyski depicting Jewish life in the ghetto.

    The painting, which was believed...

  • We were not alone

    April 26, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    This year, the first day of Passover and the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fell only one day apart. Passover teaches the story of the Jewish people’s historic, successful dash for freedom. The young Jewish men and women of the Warsaw Ghetto, who led the first mass...

  • Sundance Wrapup:  A Shabbat Completed and A Film Unfinished

    By Larry Mark

    February 2, 2010 | 2:38 am

    Last Friday, the Sundance Institute hosted the third annual “Shabbot at Sundance” party in or patrons, filmmakers, community members… and me.  What started as a Friday evening dinner for 20 a few years ago has grown into a buffet, outreach, and mingling event for ten times that...

  • Exposing the ‘Truth’ of Life at Warsaw

    By Tom Tugend

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Scream the truth at the world, so the world may know all," Dawid Gruber, 19, wrote in his final testament.

    The place was the Warsaw Ghetto, the time August 1942, and Gruber placed his testament with thousands of other papers and documents on daily life under Nazi rule into 10 tin...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Strange Fire

    In Parshat Shemini, this week's portion, a very sad thing happens: the two older sons of Aaron -- Nadav and Avihu -- die. No one is quite sure why God chooses to kill them; the only clue the Torah gives us is that they have brought "strange fire" before God. Even though...

  • Artist Evokes Jewish Strength—Overtly

    By Rachel Zuckerman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Five years ago, veteran comic book artist Joe Kubert visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He expected to be moved, but since he and his parents had escaped from Poland before the Nazi genocide began, he assumed his emotional reaction would be...

  • When We Must Fight Back

    By Jane Ulman

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "Hit him back!" my husband Larry and I occasionally advise our sons.

    "Really? Can I?" each answer, incredulously.

    Yes. We do advocate that they fight back: When neither words nor whining, bribes nor threats, deter a brother, buddy or teammate's aggressive behavior. When passivity and...