Ofer Aderet

Remember the Refugees: An Iraqi Jew lands in a transit camp in Israel during the 1950s.

Israel Marks First-Ever National Day Remembering Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands

Around the time of Israel’s founding, 850,000 Jews were expelled, fled or left their homes in Arab lands. On Sunday, they got a belated recognition of their collective trauma.

Nazi’s Hero? The German army unit in which Hermann Bendheim served in World War I.

When Hitler Honored Jewish Soldiers

After the Nazis rise to power in Germany, they still honored Jewish soldiers who served in World War I. One veteran received a badge of honor from the Third Reich consulate in Palestine.

Not Our People: Khazar warriors depicted in Itil, a Silk Road city that served as the Khazar capital.

Why Ashkenazi Jews Are Not Descended From Khazars — and What It Means

Are today’s Ashkenazi Jews descended from a central Asian people called the Khazars? A historian says no — and explains why that matters in the ‘are Jews a race?’ debate.

Lusia Horowitz, right, and her partner, Abrasha Margulies (Avraham Margalit), in an undated photograph from the mid-1930s.

Doomed Jewish Freedom Fighter's Journey From Tel Aviv to Auschwitz

Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Her remarkable story is told in her letters.

110-Year-Old Candymaker Now Stakes Claims as Oldest Holocaust Survivor

After the death of Alice Herz-Sommer, the unofficial title of world’s oldest Holocaust survivor passes to Yisrael Kristal, a retired candymaker who will be 111 in September.

Alice Herz-Sommer, pictured here on her 107th birthday, is the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.

The World's Oldest Holocaust Survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, Dies at 110

The world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, died Sunday at the age 110. She was a pianist and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.

'Sexy and Cool' Jewish-Themed Fashion Makes Waves in Staid Poland

A new Jewish-themed fashion line is putting an edge on Polish style — and ruffling some feathers along the way.

Who?s That Girl? Photography researcher Guy Raz found one image he can?t get out of his head. But he has no idea whom it depicts.

Who Is Mystery Woman in Iconic Photo of Old Jordan Valley?

A Israeli researcher stumbled onto a striking photo of a woman posing at famed poet Rachel Bluwstein’s grave. It opened a window onto an enduring mystery of history.

Ruth Wiesler and her sister exiting a Tel Aviv courthouse in 2009.