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Since its foundation in 1953 by an act of the Knesset, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has served admirably as Israel’s national memorial to the Holocaust. Millions of visitors have passed through its … more
THERE is something about the story of the eight Jews who spent more than two years hiding in the secret annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam that is irresistible to readers, as well as audiences … more
There are many inspiring stories from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943, the 80th anniversary of which is being marked this week, but this passage is probably the one that left the deepest … more
In the 1980s, as the generation of Holocaust survivors began to age, the Jewish world found itself pondering some relevant questions: What would happen after the last of the survivors were gone? Who … more
It was 1943 in German-occupied Greece. The little girl with the curly blonde hair at the church on the outskirts of Athens was at the center of the Nazis’ attention. Reminded of their children … more
At Monday’s opening ceremony for Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2023 at Yad Vashem, Israeli President Isaac Herzog appealed to his countryment “with a simple … more
Monday evening’s Greater Five Towns Community Yom Hashoah Memorial Service for the Six Million, at Beth Sholom in Lawrence, featured a keynote address by survivor Esia Friedman. The evening … more
Adelphi University in Long Island inaugurated its first two-day trip to two museums in Washington to promote empathy and understanding between black and Jewish students. On the first day, the 18 … more
Two incidents of swastikas found in the Woodmere Middle School boys’ bathroom on March 14 and 16 prompted the school to bring a visitor to speak to the sixth- and seventh-graders last week in … more
A delegation of people from Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Turkey visited recently 3 to learn about the Holocaust as a way to promote tolerance. The visit, during which … more
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