Holocaust

What an NYU Administrator Got Wrong About Campus Speech

Ulrich Baer’s op-ed in The New York Times is the latest challenge to liberal speech norms that fails to withstand close scrutiny.<p>Earlier this week, Ulrich Baer, a vice provost at New York University, published an op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i> defending student-activist efforts to shut down speakers at …

Higher Education

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 …

Religion

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

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

Donald Trump

How Trump Can Repair Relations With Jews

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “President Takes Forceful Tone at Holocaust Memorial” (news article, April 26):<p>If President Trump wants to reset his relationship with Jews, he needs to look at himself in the mirror. He needs to apologize publicly for a campaign whose language and actions drew the support of …

Opinion

It Shouldn't Be a Big Deal When the President Gives a Holocaust Memorial Speech

Since 1982, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has organized an annual remembrance ceremony in which Holocaust survivors, members of …

Liberal POV

Great Job, Internet!: Donald Trump can’t even pronounce “Nazis” correctly

Donald Trump held a Holocaust remembrance service today in Washington, D.C., something that seems like a respectable thing for a president to do, especially when his press secretary just called concentration camps “Holocaust centers.”<p>In his speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s …

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 …

Anti-Semitism

Trump condemns Holocaust deniers

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to "never be silent," President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to "horrible evil" anyone who denies that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.<p>In a speech marking Holocaust …

U.S. Presidency

Anti-Semitism group says 10 tombstones smashed in Romania

An anti-Semitism organization says vandals have smashed 10 tombstones at a cemetery in the Romanian capital in "a premeditated act."<p>The Center for …

Anti-Semitism

Protesters swarm house of ex-Nazi concentration camp guard

A crowd of yeshiva students protested Monday outside the Queens home of Jakiw Palij — the last known Nazi concentration camp guard living in the …

New York City

Merkel awarded Elie Wiesel Prize for preservation of Holocaust memory

Chancellor Merkel has been awarded the Holocaust Memorial Museum's highest honor for her help preserving memories of the Holocaust. She visited Buchenwald concentration camp with the man after whom the award was named.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored on Monday by the Holocaust Memorial …

World News

Trump Keynotes Holocaust Remembrance Event: ‘We Must Bear Witness’

President Trump delivered remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremony at the Capitol, emphasizing that “we will never be silent in the face of evil again.”

History

‘Survivor’ (Season 34) Game Changers: Predictions, News, Photos & Odds

“Survivor: Game Changers” Update — <b>Hali Ford</b> and <b>Ozzy Lusth</b> are eliminated in Season 34, Episodes 8 & 9. Read our episode recap, listen to our exit …

TV

German artist Gerhard Richter opens retrospective in Prague

German artist Gerhard Richter, whose paintings have sold at record prices, has opened his retrospective exhibition at Prague's National Gallery.<p>The …

Aesthetics

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Memorial March Hosted At Auschwitz

Monday marked the March of the Living, an event that thousands attended in Poland at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp to commemorate …

Auschwitz

'Are You A Jew? In 10 Minutes We Will Burn Your House Down.'

If a trigger event happens in America, like it happened in Europe, how will we ensure that an entire group of people isn’t blamed for another’s action?<p>In the middle of the night on November 9, 1938, my great-grandfather called down to the street from his second story window, “What’s going on?” A …

Diaspora

The Holocaust: Who are the missing million?

BBC News, Jerusalem<p><b>Giselle Cycowicz (born Friedman) remembers her father, Wolf, as a warm, kind and religious man. "He was a scholar," she says, "he always had a book open, studying Talmud [compendium of Jewish law], but he was also a businessman and he looked after his family."</b><p>Before the war, the …

A Timeline of the Holocaust

MAY 7, 1919: Treaty of Versailles<p>The Treaty of Versailles ending World War I is presented to Germany. Among its provisions, the treaty forces Germany …

Jewish Culture

North Korea's Labor Camps: What we know about the country's political prisons

On Sunday, it was revealed that a U.S. citizen had been detained in North Korea, becoming the third such American currently held in the country.<p>While …

Korean Peninsula

Israel pauses to remember Holocaust victims

JERUSALEM — Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of …

Israel

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid.<p>Survivors, …

Sports

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, niceness isn't a virtue: Column

As far right populists rise here and in Europe, I have been thinking of my unfriendly Croat neighbor during the Bosnian war.<p>In commemorating the Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday, I tell my Bellarmine University students the story of my neighbor back in Bosnia.<p>It was 1993 and I had just turned 14. …

European nations not returning Jewish properties taken during Holocaust era

Many European nations behind the former Iron Curtain have failed to return property taken from Jews before and during World War II, according to a report released Monday, which also is Holocaust Remembrance Day.<p>The report, entitled “The Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study,” is …

For Some, Every Day Is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust survivors are witness to how discrimination, resentment, and hostility can easily turn into behaviors and deeds.<p>With anti-Semitism on the rise and hate speech becoming commonplace, imagine observing the world through the eyes of a Holocaust survivor. As we come to Holocaust Remembrance …

Anti-Semitism

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

What the Leo Frank case tells us about the dangers of fake news

On Tuesday, April 11 – the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Syrian President …

Journalism

Germany's Gabriel visits Jerusalem as Israel remembers Holocaust

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has arrived in Israel, where he joined in events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gabriel is also due to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials during his trip.<p>German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel layed a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial …

Israel

Rabbi Lau's Yom Hashoah lesson: Do not stand idly by while others-even your enemies-bleed

Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) 2017 finds Jews deeply worried.<p>Here in the United States, we’ve witnessed cemetery desecrations, little children evacuated from Jewish Community Centers, and a 45 percent spike in anti-Jewish incidents across America’s elite campuses.<p>In England, we see too many …

Diaspora

Jewish group says Pope shouldn't compare refugee centres to 'concentration camps'

The Pope was criticised for the comparison between the refugee centres and the death camps.<p>Pope Francis has been criticised after he compared a …

Pope Francis

Israel’s President Warns Against Using The Holocaust To Justify Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke against using the Holocaust as the only lens through which to understand Jewish history, warning that such an …

Israel