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  • 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...

  • A Turkish Muslim perspective on Yom HaShoah

    April 8, 2013 | 5:58 am

    When people of reason and conscience look back on the subject of Shoah (otherwise known as the Holocaust) today, it is common to hear questions like: "How could a nation of philosophers, composers of classical music, technology, poets, in this seat of the Enlightenment itself,...

  • Global anti-Semitism grew by 30 percent in 2012, report finds

    April 8, 2013 | 5:53 am

    Global anti-Semitism increased by 30 percent in 2012 over the previous year, an annual report found.

    Following two years of decline, there was a "considerable escalation" in the level of violent acts and vandalism against Jews in 2012, according to the global anti-Semitism report...

  • Meeting Louis Sneh

    By Rob Eshman

    April 4, 2013 | 5:44 am

    Many years ago, when I was a young, harried father, I would sit in synagogue on Shabbat mornings and try to keep my kids quiet. It was a task I consistently failed at. Their mother, the rabbi, was on the bimah, leading services.  She had the easy job.

    Once, I was jiggling my...

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  • 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...

  • Survivor initiative to thrive on common cents

    April 3, 2013 | 2:30 pm

    Sixty-eight years after being liberated from the horrors of the Holocaust, many aging survivors are living another nightmare — poverty without hope.

    “Every single one of them came to this country destitute, with zero resources, and had to start from the beginning,” Stephen D....

  • What happened at Belzec

    April 3, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    In the summer of 1993, my father and I visited the site of the extermination camp of Belzec in eastern Poland, where my grandparents were among half a million Jews murdered by the Nazis in 1942.

    That visit would change my life. 

    I was working on a book about my father’s...

  • Reliving the Holocaust

    By Jane Ulman

    April 3, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    "They’re going to come with the dogs. They’re going to start beating me.” Pola Lipnowski spoke in Yiddish, an expression of sheer terror on her face. She turned to her daughter, Hendel Schwartz, for protection. 

    But Lipnowski was not in Poland. She was in her room at Emmy Monash...

  • Rescuers of the ‘50 Children’

    April 3, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor those lost in the Shoah and the few who were saved through circumstance, luck or the efforts of courageous individuals. People like Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and the Bielski brothers immediately come to mind, having been the subjects...

  • How the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum changed my life

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 3, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    My daughter, Ilana, then a young college student, asked if she could go with me to the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on April 22, 1993 (the date was tied to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 50th anniversary). I said: “I will be leaving very early.” She...

  • Holocaust survivors say Israel must do more to help them

    April 3, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Holocaust survivors living in Israel say the country isn't doing enough to help them, and some are resorting to skipping meals and medicine.

    In a poll released Wednesday ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, 92 percent of the 500 survivors surveyed said that Israel...

  • Resistance and rescuers: Holocaust books for kids

    April 3, 2013 | 9:05 am

    When children approach their parents with inevitable questions about death, divorce, homosexuality or how babies are made, adults often turn to books to find the right words to start the discussion. The same is true of another sensitive subject that defies simple explanation: the...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: April 6-13, 2013 [YOM HASHOAH CALENDAR]

    By Ryan Torok

    April 3, 2013 | 8:30 am

    SUN APRIL 7

    SHESHBESH 

    This Arab-Jewish ensemble, composed of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and four musicians from Israel’s Arab community, performs a concert for peace in honor of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s 65th birthday. Sun. 4-6 p.m. Free. Wilshire...

  • Exhibit recalls Jewish refugees and Nazi prisoners held together in Canadian prisons

    April 1, 2013 | 8:42 am

    When Austrian and German Jews escaped Nazism by fleeing to Britain during the 1930s, the last thing they expected was to find themselves prisoners in Canada, interred in camps with some of the same Nazis they had tried to escape back home.

    But that's what happened to some 7,000...

  • Yahrtzeits and Yom HaShoah

    By Samara Hutman

    January 25, 2013 | 3:03 pm

    My father Sam’s Yahrtzeit falls between January 27th, the International Holocaust Memorial Day adopted by The United Nations in 2005, and Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day established in 1951 by the Knesset. For 49 years I thought my father died on the 9th of February,...

  • From Obama to Natalie Portman, Washington marks Yom Hashoah

    April 19, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    President Obama marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with calls to combat Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, as well as for vigilance against current and future atrocities.

    “As societies, we must stand against ignorance and anti-Semitism, including those who try to deny the Holocaust,”...

  • Thousands attend March of the Living in Auschwitz to honor Holocaust victims

    April 19, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Thousands of youth from Israel, the United States and other countries marched Thursday between Auschwitz and Birkenau, the two parts of Nazi Germany’s most notorious death complex, to honor the millions killed in the Holocaust.

    Some 10,000 Jewish youths from Israel and 30 other...

  • Bibi, Peres invoke Iran threat during Yom HaShoah ceremony

    April 18, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Israel’s prime minister and president invoked the Iranian threat during remarks at the annual Yom HaShoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

    Israel began the observance of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day with the national ceremony Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem memorial. Yom...

  • Self-styled historian seeks clues to Japan’s Holocaust survivors

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 11, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Akira Kitade is a former Japanese tourism executive who still relishes the opportunity to show a newcomer the cultural sights of Tokyo. He also delights in showing off photos of his new grandchild and extended family.

    But it’s the aging black-and-white snapshots of seven Jewish...

  • Yom HaShoah 2012 events calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    April 11, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    SUN | APRIL 15

    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES
    The Museum of Tolerance screens award-winning Holocaust documentaries from its film division, Moriah Films, over the course of 10 days. Tonight features the 1982 Oscar winner for best documentary feature, “Genocide.” The series...

  • Julia Moshe

    By Jane Ulman

    April 11, 2012 | 11:38 am

    In early October 1943, a day or two after Rosh Hashanah, Julia Moshe — née Costi — was walking to her bookkeeping job at the Atlas Watch Co. in Volos, Greece, when she heard footsteps behind her. “Mademoiselle, don’t turn around your head,” a male voice warned. “Yesterday SS...

  • Conference to probe ethics of Holocaust studies, honor historian

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2012 | 11:23 am

    What are the moral and artistic limits faced by a novelist, filmmaker, historian or artist in depicting the Holocaust?

    Some of the leading thinkers on this often agonizing question will present their views at a UCLA conference, April 21-23, on “History Unlimited: Probing the...

  • Kristallnacht without my father

    November 2, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    This is the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the first one I will mark without my father.  Kristallnacht is referred to as the “night of broken glass.” But it was much more. It was the beginning of the end of most of European Jewry. It was two days of Nazi...

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Draws Crowds to Pan Pacific

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 3, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    An estimated 2,000 people gathered on May 1 for Los Angeles’ annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Pan Pacific Park. The crowd, which included octogenarians in wheelchairs, infants in strollers and people of all ages in between, listened to speeches from elected...

  • Holocaust Book Reading Brings on Reunion and More

    By Ryan Torok

    May 3, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    Dina Frydman Balbien, 81, whose experiences in the Holocaust are told in a book written by her daughter, Tema N. Merback , wasn’t expecting to find Betty Feuerstein, who is also in her 80s, at a reading of Merback’s book on April 29. The two worked together around 1950 at the Max...

  • World Memory Project on Holocaust Victims Calls for Information

    May 3, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    The World Memory Project, which is set to build the world’s largest online database of information on victims of the Holocaust, has been launched.

    The joint venture by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and ancestry.com announced May 3 is recruiting the public to provide...

  • U.S. Holocaust museum presenting roll call of victims

    May 2, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Holocaust survivors and members of the public are reading the names of Holocaust victims at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

    The reading at the museum’s Hall of Remembrance began Sunday and will last through May 8.

    During the Days of Remembrance, May 1-8, the...

  • From the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, a challenge for today

    May 1, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    Sixty-five years ago at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, 22 defendants stood in the dock. They represented a cross-section of Nazi diplomatic, economic, political and military leadership, and became the first people in history to be indicted for crimes...

  • Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

    May 1, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    “Israel is the historical commemoration to the victims of the Holocaust,” President Shimon Peres said at a Yad Vashem ceremony marking Yom Hashoah.

    Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, began Sunday night in Israel with the national ceremony, where...

  • Israel taking matters into its own hands on Holocaust restitution

    April 28, 2011 | 11:39 am

    The Israeli government is firing a new salvo in the turf war over Holocaust restitution.

    Following years of complaints by survivors about opacity and unjust allocation decisions by the Claims Conference, and after two decades of what critics deride as scant tangible successes by the...

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