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Siberian Exile by Julija Sukys

By the end of the Holocaust, Lithuania suffered one of the highest percentages of Jewish deaths in all of Europe. Before the war, 168, 000 Jews lived there, of which 83 per cent were...
Scottish troops watch as German refugees stream back through the village of Bedburg near Kleve, Feb. 19, 1945. Credit: Imperial War Museum, London, part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection.

Wealthy German family to donate millions to charity after uncovering Nazi past

One of Germany’s richest families with business holdings in multiple internationally recognized brands will be donating millions of dollars to charity after learning that their parents and grandparents were ardent supporters of Adolf Hitler...

WWII archive shows how Polish diplomats helped Jews

Polish officials last year announced the recovery of the archive, which they said contained historic documents showing how Polish diplomats helped rescue Jews from the Holocaust during World War II. The diplomats, led by the Polish...

Survivor’s son tracks down his father’s WWII story

Released for publication on Jan. 19, this book is a combination memoir and biography; a memoir by son Jack J. Hersch of his painstaking efforts to visualize and reconstruct the experiences of his father,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25 2018. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Historians accuse Croatia of covering up World War II crimes

Croatia’s parliament passed legislation last month barring public access to archive materials on individuals aged 100 and over, living and deceased. Critics say the legislation, which was presented to lawmakers in Zagreb as aimed...

Oskar Groening, 96-Year-old ‘Bookkeeper Of Auschwitz,’ dies before starting jail sentence

The man known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", who in 2015 became one of the last people to be convicted for crimes in the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews during World War II, has...

Women during the Holocaust

The Nazi regime targeted all Jews, both men and women, for persecution and eventually death. The regime frequently subjected women, however, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to brutal persecution that was sometimes unique to the...

After saving Jewish children from Auschwitz, this humble heroine chose obscurity

By the autumn of 1942, trains had carried 2,289 Jewish men, women and children from the French Rivesaltes concentration camp northwards to Drancy. By the autumn of 1942, trains had carried 2,289 Jewish men, women...

In Search of Justice in France

In one of his, essays Henry James remarked that "ife is, in fact, a battle.  Evil is insolent and strong ... goodness very apt to be weak."  Recognizing that this is not illusion, it is heartening that...

Italy’s Jewish community set to mark 80 years since 1938 racial laws

The Jewish community of Italy is holding a series of events beginning Thursday to commemorate 80 years since the Italian Racial Laws were approved under the fascist regime, which restricted the civil rights of...