Lily Widner Survived the Holocaust. Why Does Poland Say She’s Dead?

(JTA) — Lily Widner has cheated death too many times to remember each close call. The 97-year-old Jewish Floridian survived starvation in the ghetto of her native Polish city of...

The Chamber of the Holocaust, Israel’s Obscure Memorial on Mount Zion

Tucked away on the slope of Mount Zion lies a little-known memorial site for Jewish victims of the Holocaust. A cluster of tiny, dark caverns that modestly commemorates one of...

Tracing The Past To Discover Missing Holocaust History

  Where was Sam Feinberg during the Holocaust? Born in a displaced persons camp, Lee Feinberg was cognizant of much of his father’s wartime experiences. Lee and his wife Bonnie are...

Former ADL Chief Slams Polish President’s Speech at Ghetto Uprising Commemoration

Polish President Andrez Duda at the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, April 19, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Kacper Pempel. One of America’s most storied campaigners against antisemitism and...

Holocaust Scholar Randolph Louis Braham Dies at 95

(JTA) — Randolph Louis Braham, a two-time Jewish National Book Award winner for works on the Holocaust in Hungary and a founding member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, has...

France Bestows Highest Award to Nazi-Hunting Klarsfelds

JNS.org – Famed French Nazi-hunters Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife, Beate, received the highest honors last week in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron. France’s highest award, the...

Pope Francis at Ceremony Commemorating Liquidation of Vilnius Ghetto

Pope Francis took part in a commemoration ceremony marking 75 years since the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto. The pontiff’s visit to Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, was part of his...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Speaks With Survivor Susan Warsinger

https://www.facebook.com/holocaustmuseum/videos/226754698266453/UzpfSTE3MjYwMTI2NjM6MTAyMDYwNjE3MTcyMTg0MDE/ Susan Warsinger's life was changed forever at age nine when her neighbors uprooted a lamppost and rammed it through her front door. As Jews in Germany, Susan and her...

Institute Customizes Holocaust Lessons for Educators

In the context of a rising tide of extremism and antisemitism in Europe and the United States, more than 500 teachers on both continents will attend 20 TOLI Holocaust...

Steven Spielberg Urges Mandatory Holocaust Education

Director, actors, recall filming ‘Schindler’s List’ at special 25th anniversary screening Article by The Jerusalem Post At a panel discussion over the weekend marking 25 years since the release of Schindler’s...

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A prominent Modern Orthodox school in New York City will no longer accept religious exemptions to vaccination from its students. Salanter...

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The U.S. Department of Justice released on Thursday the highly-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the Trump campaign did not collude with...

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BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Imagine three Pittsburghs, simultaneously — a multi-pronged murderous attack at Jewish institutions across the country. The Jewish community’s top security...

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