Ofer Aderet


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

By Ofer Aderet

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.Read More


When Hitler Honored Jewish Soldiers

By Ofer Aderet

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.Read More


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

By Ofer Aderet

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.Read More


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

By Ofer Aderet

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.Read More


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

By Ofer Aderet

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.Read More



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