Monday, September 21, 2020


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LAMOTH Exhibition: ‘Objects From the Concentration Camps’

A wooden dreidel that belonged to Hungarian Jews who perished at Auschwitz. A hollowed-out key used to pass secret messages between prisoners. A tiny...

Spilling Ink Instead of Spilling Tears

My job entails juggling multiple tasks, including editing many of the stories you see in this paper. I also proofread every page before we...

If You Have No Direct Ties to the Holocaust, Stop Acting Like You Own It

In a college screenwriting class, a classmate pitched a film about young Sigmund Freud. Another young man commented that Freud should rape his mother...

Holocaust Survivor Calls AOC’s Concentration Camp Remarks ‘Evil’

Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg, 93, criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) remarks comparing the migrant detention facilities to concentration camps as “evil” in comments to...

NY Gov Calls AOC’s Concentration Camp Comments ‘Wholly Inappropriate’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comparison of the migrant detention facilities at the United States-Mexico border to concentration...

Bill Maher Criticizes AOC’s Concentration Camp Remarks

HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comparison of the migrant detention facilities on the United States-Mexico border to concentration...

Omar Defends AOC’s Concentration Camps Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) defended Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comparison of migrant detention facilities on the United States-Mexico border to concentration camps on June...

Yad Vashem Calls Out AOC Over Concentration Camp Remarks

The Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday over her calling the migrant detention facilities at the United...

Ocasio Cortez and Cheney Should Stop Abusing Holocaust for Political Gain

When it was revealed that undocumented immigrants at the southern United States border were being mass detained without trials, I, like many others, was...

Wiesenthal Center Calls AOC’s Concentration Camp Remarks ‘Insult to Victims of the Shoah’

Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) comparing immigration...

Auschwitz Memorial Condemns Online Store for Selling Clothes Containing Nazi Death Camp Images

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum required online marketplace, Redbubble, to remove items May 7 and prohibit the selling of products bearing photos of the concentration...

Chaim Ferster, survivor of 8 Nazi concentration camps, dies at 94

Chaim Ferster, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who spent time in eight concentration camps, has died. Ferster died Monday in Manchester, England, from pneumonia and a...

Holocaust survivor, 92, hosts Reddit forum, describes hellish life in Nazi camps

A 92-year-old survivor of seven German concentration camps participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session, detailing his harrowing near-death to liberation story.

Rare ‘Schindler’s List’ documents sold at New Hampshire auction

Documents linked to Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist known for his efforts to save Jews from World War II concentration camps, were sold at auction for more than $122,000, a New Hampshire auction house said on Thursday.

Hatred of Jews remains strong, Netanyahu and Peres tell Yom Hashoah rite

The hatred of Jews is still strong more than 70 years after the Holocaust began, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said at the national Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

Shoah: Breadcrumbs of life

The Holocaust is really too big and too dark to fathom. It’s larger than life, larger than death, even larger than evil. The human mind can’t quite comprehend an evil that wants to destroy a whole race of humans — and succeeds in destroying about a third of it.

The Holocaust just got more shocking

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

Artists from inside the concentration camps

The Nazis gassed and murdered 1 million prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex, but they could not kill the human urge to create and leave behind a sign of their existence for future generations. Some 20 examples of the prisoners’ artistic legacy are on display in the exhibition “Forbidden Art,” continuing through Jan. 31 at UCLA Hillel and the neighboring St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

Dutch Jews slam sale of debris from Nazi camps

The Dutch Central Jewish Board condemned two recent incidents involving the sale by museums of debris from Nazi concentration camps.

Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews

Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles. The first is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and Nazi concentration camps, and, after a flight from Vienna to Los Angeles, is ready for his personal appearance tour.

Mahmoud Abbas adviser visits Auschwitz

An adviser to Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas visited Auschwitz on Friday.\n

Deceiving the audience and the self

“The Führer Gives the Jews a City” must rank as the oddest film fragment in cinematic history.

We must not ignore Nuremberg’s lessons for today

Elie Wiesel once wrote: \"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.\" Let history show that at this moment, we are failing that test.

Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

Kristallnacht marked the end of Jewish life in Germany; a pivotal turning point in what later became known as the Holocaust. A generation is passing, but it is a generation that has left behind voluminous records, testimonies and memoirs, video recordings and diaries, letters and notes.

Hungarian Novelist Takes Manhattan

When Imre Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002, few Americans had read the work of the Hungarian novelist, the first survivor of the concentration camps to be awarded the literary prize. Even in his own country, his works were not well known; his subject, largely the Holocaust, was not popular.

Is Con Man Dead or Alive?

Lucian Ludwig Kozminski was -- or maybe is -- a man convicted of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors, who did time in federal prison and died in 1993, according to his death certificate.\n\nOrdinarily, this would end the sordid tale of a man who preyed on his own people. Instead, it is only the beginning of a mystery, full of intrigue and skullduggery, which America\'s Most Wanted (Fox) will telecast on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. under the title, \"The Holocaust Swindler.\"

Red Tape Ties Up Shoah Payments

Living in the Radom ghetto in central Poland, Saul Friedman applied for work in 1942, and for the next two years cleaned a building and labored in a peat bog for the German army.\n\nHe earned no money, but received something much more valuable extra food rations. When the ghetto was finally liquidated in 1944, he was sent to an Auschwitz satellite camp, then to Mauthausen, and after liberation came to the United States.\n\nFriedman, 85, is one of thousands of other survivors in the United States, Israel and elsewhere, who are now entangled in a bureaucratic hassle over a recent German law meant to benefit a little known class of survivors.

Filing Cutoff Nears on Ghetto Pensions

Time is running out for survivors of Nazi ghettos to apply for retroactive German pensions, a German advocacy group warned.

Hollywood and the Holocaust

One wet night 15 years after the end of World War II, in the student union of my university in Northern Ireland, I watched a documentary film made up of home movies taken by Soviet troops at the liberation of the concentration camps. Unlike some similar Allied footage, the Soviets, interested in the propaganda value of the material, had made no attempt to sanitize it for public consumption. They wanted the film to be every bit as hellish as the reality.

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