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Kristallnacht anniversary still haunting for child refugee from Nazi mobs

The horrors of the Nazi pogrom carried out 75 years ago across Germany and Austria retain the power to shock<p>One afternoon, five-year-old John Izbicki woke from a nap to find the streets outside his Berlin home curiously quiet and empty. As the trams had stopped and there was no one to be seen, he …

Elie Wiesel, Rwandan president discuss genocide

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The Fall of France - a summary

On 11 November 1918, the French and British allies accepted Germany’s surrender and, between them, signed the armistice that ended the First World …

The Night of the Long Knives - Hitler purges the Nazi Party

The Night of the Long Knives was Adolf Hitler’s great purge, ridding the Nazi Party of those he distrusted, together with anti-Nazi figures within …

Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>Having suffered during World War One – not only the indignities of political betrayal and …

Hitler: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the …

Holocaust survivors struggling to make ends meet in Israel

Despite the horrors of a childhood in the shadow of the Holocaust, Ros Dayan survived to build a life she could be proud of in the new Jewish state …

Elie Wiesel on His Fear of Being the Last Holocaust Witness

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, whose new novel is about a Brooklyn man kidnapped by terrorists, talks to Rob Verger.<p><i>**Editor's</i> …

How I wrote: Terezín: A Story of the Holocaust

The idea of writing this book came to me while doing research for an educational pack on Holocaust art and I came across a series of prints by Leo …

Did Gun Control Prevent Jews From Stopping The Holocaust?

(RNS) As gun control moved toward the top of the American agenda after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, gun rights activists began to invoke a curious analogy: the Holocaust.<p>On television, radio and in letters to the editor, the argument went that Hitler's gun control laws …

NYT: More Holocaust camps, ghettos uncovered - World news - The New York Times | NBC News

More Nazi-era camps, ghettos uncovered across Europe<p>Researchers at the Holocaust Memorial Museum document thousands of previously unknown sites<p>Below:<p>x Jump to discuss comments below<br>• discuss<p>x Next story in The New York Times<br>• related<p>Text: We're sorry. The text content of this page is no longer …

World History

Why the Holocaust was even worse than we thought

As if we needed any more reminders as to the extent of Nazi brutality during the Second World War, a new study is showing that there's still lots to …

World History

Hermann Goering's brother may be recognised for saving Jews during Holocaust

The younger brother of Hermann Goering is being considered for an honour given to those who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust.<p>Albert Goering, a <b>German</b> businessman who died in 1966, is said to have saved hundreds of Jews and political dissidents during the Second World War.<p>Irena …

Remembrance Day

President Obama Visits Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Before Heading To Jordan On Final Day In Middle East

On his final day in the Middle East, President Obama paid homage to Holocaust victims at Israel’s Yad Veshem memorial before heading to Jordan. Eli …

Holocaust Survivors Taxed, Fined By Amsterdam While Hiding Or In Concentration Camps: Report

Amsterdam Jews who went into hiding or were imprisoned in concentration camps during the Holocaust were charged taxes in absentia, accruing fines and even losing their homes, according to recently resurfaced documents.<p>College students sifting through archival city documents came across the records, …

Creating a New Map of the Holocaust

Researchers document an astonishing number of Nazi camps and ghettos.<p><b>The map of the Third Reich is being dramatically redrawn.</b><p><b>Thirteen years ago, when he started digging into the past to document the number and nature of Nazi-era ghettos and camps, scholar Geoffrey Megargee expected to identify</b> …

Israel comes to standstill to remember Holocaust

People stood in silence and drivers pulled off the roadways to honor the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust<p>JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill for two mournful minutes Monday as sirens pierced the air in an annual ritual to remember the 6 million Jews systematically murdered by …

Holocaust Survivor Werner Reich on Magic, Laughter, and 'The Great Nivelli'

"I'm happy to be in Auschwitz, if I wouldn't be happy I'd still be in Auschwitz, might as well be happy"<p>-- Werner Reich, Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1944<p>In 1944, the year I was born, Werner Reich was a teenager in the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and under the supervision of the infamous Josef …

Gays and the Holocaust Exhibit Opening in Westchester

A traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be hosted at Temple Israel of New Rochelle.<p>An exhibit that chronicles the Nazi …

How to teach … stories from the Holocaust

The proposed changes to the history curriculum leave the study of the Holocaust more or less intact. One approach to introducing and further …

A Holocaust survivor's promise – and why it needed to be fulfilled

I shall always remember the first time I heard a Holocaust survivor tell their story. At secondary school I read textbooks and saw pictures, but …

Notable Holocaust Picture Books Illustrate People Making a Difference by Sandra Bornstein

Posted by CBethM on May 3, 2013 in Author Posts, Pay It Forward | 17 Comments<p>The mere mention of the word “Holocaust” may cause a significant group …

How Do You Write About the Holocaust?

Historian Otto Dov Kulka spent his life studying the Holocaust, but how can one ever fully capture its horrors? By Ilana Bet-El.<p>Otto Dov Kulka was a …

95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Helps Raise Money for Other Survivors

A 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, Herman Taube, and the Jewish Social Service Agency have raised $10,000 to assist aging survivors. Sponsored by Post …

Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust Exhibit Opens at SBPL

Photo exhibit by renowned photographer Norman Gershman runs through the month.<p>BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews during the Holocaust, featuring 31 …

Maciek Nabrdalik: “The Irreversible” gives a voice to Holocaust survivors through portraiture and interviews (PHOTOS).

In 2009, concerned that he was living with the last generation of Holocaust survivors, photographer Maciek Nabrdalik began meeting, interviewing and …