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Walter Bingham, May 7, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Guinness World Records declares Walter Bingham oldest living journalist

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A British-Israeli journalist was inducted into the Guinness World Records last week for being the oldest living journalist. Walter Bingham, 97, is also the current record holder of “oldest radio talk-show host (living).” A decorated World War II...
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, devoid of those participating in the annual March of the Living to mark Yom Hashoah, April 20-21, 2020. Credit: Marcin Kozlowski, March of the Living.

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

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It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. That’s the only way to describe the increasingly complicated brawl...
Six of the Bernstein siblings taken in Ylakiai, Lithuania, February 1933. Top row, from left: Arye-Leib, Ida and Benzion; bottom row, from left: Rivka, Menachem and Hinda. They were all murdered in the Holocaust except for Ida, who immigrated to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) on Feb. 5, 1933, taking this photo with her. Credit: Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem online exhibit emphasizes the power of family

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The world will mark Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Memorial Day—on April 7-8 with particular attention on the 80th anniversary of a campaign against the Jews of Eastern Europe that was nothing short of mass murder. This...
Nazi SS guards on the arrival ramp at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp in Poland, May 1944. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

‘New Yorker’ takes heat for article on Polish complicity during Holocaust

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The New Yorker is under fire for an article it posted last week that critics claim lays the blame for the murder of Jews in Poland during World War II on the Polish people and not the Nazis. The magazine...
The Reichstag building in Berlin, where the Bundestag meets. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany to draft law expanding citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

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The German government on Wednesday agreed to draft a law that would allow more descendants of those persecuted by Nazis to reclaim German citizenship. The government said the new law would be a change to rules adopted in...
Gustav Klimt’s “Rosiers sous les arbres” (“Roses Under the Trees”). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

France returning Klimt art, sold under duress in 1938, to heirs of Jewish owner

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France’s culture minister Roselyne Bachelot announced on Monday that the French government will return a painting by famed artist Gustav Klimt to the heirs of its Austrian Jewish owner, who was forced to sell...
Rabbi Doobie Lisker with Robert Powell, 65, at his bar mitzvah ceremony, Jan. 7, 2021. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Coming home: 65-year-old hidden Jew celebrates his bar mitzvah

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“My family were hidden Jews, but not anymore. With this coming of age ritual, I’m proudly reclaiming my Jewish heritage,” said Robert Powell, a 65-year-old Wisconsinite about his recent bar mitzvah at Chabad of...
Stutthof concentration camp in Poland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German court rules former Nazi concentration-camp guard, 96, ‘unfit’ to stand trial

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A court in Wuppertal, Germany, ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old former Nazi concentration-camp guard is “unfit to stand trial,” though noted that there is a “high degree of probability” that he is guilty...
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lawyer cites satire in defense of Dickinson student’s anti-Semitic Holocaust video

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The lawyer representing a student who attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., now under investigation by the school for anti-Semitic comments he made in a video praising the Holocaust, said the clip was meant to be...
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IBM and the Holocaust

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Without the International Business Machines Corporation, there would still have been a Holocaust. Einsatzgruppen murder squads and their militia cohorts would still have murdered East European Jews bullet by bullet in pits, ravines and isolated clearings....