Denial is common, denying genocide is not. A Minnesota lawyer is in a Rwandan prison for denying genocide. How do we as Jews respond?
The Holocaust is a critically important part of our history, but it has very little day-to-day impact on me. Am I part of the problem? Part of a society moving into the future without taking enough time to study the past?
I wanted to write about being a third generation survivor, the effect that has had on my life, and if being a fourth generation survivor would have an equivalent effect on the lives of my children.
Tens of thousands of teachers around the country teach the Holocaust to their students as a way of understanding not just the history of the Jewish people, but the plagues of racism, sexism, and homophobia, the dangers of group-think, propaganda and stereotypes, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in, regardless of [...]
If you google “Mein Kampf Hitler” as I just did, the very first site that comes up is the Hitler Historical Museum‘s full online publication of Hitler’s memoir written in prison in 1924, where he lays out his genocidal plans for the Jewish people. The website makes your stomach churn, with links to Nazi music, [...]
In a story of Tzedakah that makes you weep, AP reports that a Holocaust survivor who passed away this week in New York at the age of 92 bequeathed $100,000 to Hebrew University to fund medical research scholarships. But that’s not all – she was homeless. It seems that she saved every penny she owned [...]