Holocaust

Holocaust Museum starts 1st crowdfunding campaign to preserve survivors' diaries

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched its first crowdfunding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries …

Amazon removes fancy dress 'Holocaust wound' from site following complaint from Auschwitz Memorial

A fancy dress item described as a 'Holocaust wound' was removed from sale on Amazon this week following a number of complaints - including one from the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.<p>The £20 latex wound was offered on Amazon UK by a seller called Horror-Shop. The product description, which appeared …

Auschwitz

Harvard Rescinds Acceptance Of Students Who Posted Holocaust And Racist Memes

Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class over racist and Holocaust memes.

Harvard Crimson

Romania approves financial support for Holocaust survivors

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament has approved legislation allowing direct financial support to Holocaust survivors in the former Nazi ally state during World War Two, the architect of the law said on Friday.<p>Lawmaker Silviu Vexler said beneficiaries would include those deported to ghettos …

European History

Study finds evidence of intergenerational trauma in grandchildren of Holocaust survivors

The intergenerational transmission of trauma is a controversial topic in psychology. But new research suggests that intense trauma can in fact be …

Research

Japan and Australia must cooperate with US on North Korea, Building public trust in science, Arresting WikiLeaks founder would set 'dangerous prece...

A roundup of global commentary for the May 8, 2017, weekly magazine.<p>May 6, 2017<p>The Japan News / Tokyo<p>Japan and Australia must cooperate with US on …

North Korea

Outrage over Holocaust joke posted in Vancouver buy and sell group

Rory Richards had just finished feeding and changing her twin baby girls in her West End apartment Thursday evening when she sat down with her laptop and noticed a new post in one of the Vancouver buy and sell Facebook groups she’s part of. When she clicked to look, she was was shocked.<p>The post …

Jewish Culture

Holocaust survivor leaves reminder in book: Try To Remember-Never Forget

Hope.<p>It’s what kept Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax alive while in captivity under German rule during WWII.<p>“My mother said, ‘just pray that tomorrow is over’ …

San Diego

Milgram and the Holocaust

<b>What encourage Milgram to perform his experiments?</b><p>Milgram’s claim in his original paper that the experiments shed light on the Holocaust was also put …

History

Ray Allen talks about his passion for teaching others about the Holocaust

The activist and 10-time All-Star was sworn in to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Council<p>After former NBA 3-point legend Ray Allen retired in …

Basketball

What Trump Still Doesn't Understand About the Holocaust

The president’s address downplayed the Shoah’s universal lessons, turning the occasion into an exercise in ethnic politics.<p>Given his administration’s bizarre rhetorical struggles when it comes to anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, the bar for Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the Holocaust Memorial …

Elie Wiesel

Trump Gives A Holocaust Speech — And The ‘Alt Right’ Screams ‘Betrayal’

White nationalists and the “alt-right” feel betrayed by Trump.

Racism

It shouldn't be a big deal when the president gives a Holocaust memorial speech

Liberal POV

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house …

Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance Day speech was normal — for any other president

After months of missteps, the president delivers an appropriately somber speech on the Holocaust.<p>President Donald Trump delivered the type of strong, somber speech about the Holocaust Tuesday morning that US presidents from both parties have made for decades.<p>He highlighted the uniquely Jewish …

Donald Trump

This is what Trump had to say about Holocaust deniers

President Trump paid tribute to Holocaust victims during a fiery speech on Tuesday in which he vowed to confront anti-Semitism and to condemn the …

Israel

'Thank God Trump Didn't Deny the Holocaust' Is Where We Are Now

President Donald Trump—very likely the only president in history to earn condemnations from both the Anne Frank Center and the Holocaust Memorial …

Donald Trump

Trump Holocaust Remembrance speech uses same wording as Holocaust Museum website

President Trump’s Holocaust Remembrance remarks use the same wording as the Holocaust Museum website’s “Introduction to the Holocaust” page.<p>“The …

Trump Pledges To ‘Confront Anti-Semitism’ Following Plenty Of White House Slip Ups On Holocaust History

The Anti-Defamation League recently revealed attacks reportedly fueled by anti-semitism shot up by a whopping 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 in the United States. From January to March, at least 541 known anti-Semitic attacks and threats had occurred, whereas only 281 incidents were …

Donald Trump

Trump, speaking at Holocaust memorial: 'We'll never be silent'

Updated 04/25/2017 12:23 PM EDT<p>Invoking the words of Nobel Prize recipient and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday that the U.S. would “confront anti-Semitism” and “stamp out prejudice.”<p>“Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil, and …

History

Trump’s Holocaust remembrance remarks similar to Holocaust Museum website

President Trump‘s Holocaust remembrance remarks are very similar to the Holocaust Museum Website’s “Introduction to the Holocaust” page.<p>A White House …

At Holocaust event, Trump pays tribute to 'those who survived history's darkest hour'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday paid tribute to Holocaust victims and survivors with a resolute speech in which he vowed that his administration would confront anti-Semitism and protect Israel from those seeking the Jewish state's destruction.<p>"Those who deny the Holocaust are …

Donald Trump

Trump tries to get it right at the Holocaust Museum event

President Donald Trump appears eager to improve his administration's record of speaking about the Holocaust after several high-profile missteps. He …

European History

Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

President Trump today vowed to crack down on anti-Semitism during a speech on Capitol Hill as part of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National …

Donald Trump

“He is a hostage of the Jews”: Trump angers his alt-right fans with Holocaust Remembrance statement

Trump has finally issued a Holocaust statement that isn't anti-Semitic — and his far right supporters aren't happy<p>President Donald Trump’s recent statement for Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day did not succumb to the anti-Semitic tendencies of the White House’s previous major statement on that …

Donald Trump

PBS Documentary Asks: Is It OK To Joke About The Holocaust?

You can be excused if you have never pondered the question posed by this new PBS documentary titled “The Last Laugh.”<p>This documentary -- premiering …

Documentaries

Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust

In this gentle, poetic graphic novel for young children, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, …

European History

Thousands gather at Auschwitz for Holocaust memorial march

WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, have gathered at the former Nazi German death camp of …

Auschwitz

Holocaust Remembrance Day touches on past and present

Two sisters sat side by side Sunday, listening to the names of the dead read aloud as flowers and wreathes were carried through the sanctuary of …

European History

Tel Aviv Diary: Two very different takes on what the Holocaust means today

As the sun set on Sunday eve in Tel Aviv, the last open stores and restaurants began shuttering their establishments. The 24/7 food markets, the …

Israel