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Tealights lit in honor of Yom HaShoah

Today is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), and I have the distinct honor of observing it in Jerusalem.

Tony J. Westbrook, Jr.
Old gravestone with Hebrew lettering

“I knew your father, of blessed memory, in Bendin,” the elderly man informed me in the midst of a bar mitzvah party.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Barbed wire fence in front of Majdanek concentration camp on a sunny day

From Anne Frank's diary to Elie Wiesel's Night, books about the Holocaust remain some of the most powerful and well-known pieces of literature published in the past century.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)
Stone wall engraved with a quote from Isaiah reading YOU ARE MY WITNESSES

Why would a college student go to Poland, of all places, for spring break?

Why do I consider Eastern Europe the homeland for Ashkenazi Jews?

Haley Schreier
Holocaust survivor Sol Rosenkranz

When author June Hersh interviewed Holocaust survivors for her first book Recipes Remembered, a cookbook of their stories and recipes, she bare

Deborah Rood Goldman
Jewish Holocaust era rescuer Tuvia Bielski and a group of other Jews standing in the woods in an old black and white photo from the Yad Vashem Photo Archives

As the Jewish community marks Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), it is time we begin honoring those Jewish victims of th

Mordecai Paldiel
Hand holding cell phone with icons visible

When I had my bar mitzvah two years ago, my parents wrote an inspiring message in the back of my prayer book, stressing the importance of remembering my Jewish roots and carrying on traditions impo

Andy Lebowitz
Black and white photo from Yad Vashem showing 1940s Jews observing a seder in the ghetto

Have you ever noticed that when we teach the Holocaust, we let the perpetrators dictate the story for us?

Dr. Deborah Fripp
A row of lit votive candles

I wasn’t one of the six million who died in the Shoah,
I wasn’t even among the survivors.
And I wasn’t one of the six hundred thousand who went out of Egypt…

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Jews digging a trench during World War II in Ponar Lithuania

NOVA”’s terrific new one-hour film, “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” is a reminder that in an era of alternative facts, science and history still can separate fact from fiction.

Wes Hopper

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