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Ida and Avraham Ehrenreich. Sent on transport #31 from Drancy to Auschwitz on Sept. 11, 1942. Credit: Courtesy.

Auschwitz 1942: The story behind my missing grandparents

As a child growing up in the small English town that offered refuge for my parents in their flight from the Nazis, I was acutely aware of many differences between my own family and...
A bipartisan congressional delegation, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), pays its respects at the Auschwitz. Credit: Nancy Pelosi/Twitter.

Congressional delegation visits Auschwitz ahead of 75th anniversary of liberation

A congressional delegation, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), visited Auschwitz on Tuesday ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp. Pelosi laid a wreath at the “Death...
Women in the barracks of the newly liberated Auschwitz concentration camp. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

Amid surging anti-Semitism, 75th commemoration of Auschwitz liberation comes at crucial time

“To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” ― Elie Wiesel, “Night” Seventy-five: It’s the average lifespan of an American male...
Fatah threatens the burning of Jewish towns as part of continued terrorism against Israelis and as an effort, along with the proposition of murder. to stop the Fifth World Holocaust Forum and other commemorative memorials from taking place during the week of Jan. 19, 2020. Source: Palestinian Media Watch.

Holocaust remembrance, Palestinian irrelevance

As the nearly 50 heads of state from around the globe began preparing for their arrival in Israel this week to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum—on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the...
Piero Terracina in Italy during a talk about the Holocaust, March 5, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Italian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz dies at age 91

A man considered the last remaining survivor of Roman Jews who were deported from Italy’s capital to Nazi death camps during World War II died on Sunday at the age of 91. Piero Terracina was...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Dec. 6, 2019. Source: Auschwitz Memorial via Twitter.

Merkel pledges $66 million donation from Germany to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Germany will donate $66 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday during her first-ever visit to the former Nazi concentration camp. The funds, half to come from Germany’s federal government and half...
The main gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Credit: Angelo Celedon via Wikimedia Commons.

Amazon removes ornaments showing images of Auschwitz

Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments, a bottle opener and a mouse pad that showed images of the Auschwitz concentration camps amid a backlash from the memorial that manages the site where the Nazis killed...
“Through the Lens of Faith” works to present the experiences of Holocaust victims and survivors, and how faith helped them persevere, June 2019. Photo courtesy of Daniel Libeskind.

Auschwitz exhibit examines faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust

An exhibition that offers the public a glimpse into the role of faith as a mechanism for survival during the Holocaust opened at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland on Monday. “Through the Lens of...
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March of the Living transcends distinctions to provide a deeply meaningful Jewish experience

There are no words for the experience of commemorating the horrific death, together with Holocaust survivors, on the sacred grounds of the Birkenau extermination camp, where more than 1 million Jews were sent to...