In a way that few other Holocaust museums have dared, ILHMEC has been hosting visiting exhibitions under its roof that show visitors ways in which the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews was hardly unique: In just the past two years, the museum has featured exhibitions on apartheid in South Africa, racism in America, the Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia, the aftermath of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, and the plight of Iraqi refugees who left their homes with little more than the things they carried.
Gina Zuckerman has always been a tough cookie. The ninety year old Greenwich Village woman survived the Holocaust, worked in the testosterone-infused culture of Madison Avenue, and still lives alone and independent in her studio apartment. So the mugger who on Tuesday tried to snatch the woman’s purse was in for a surprise when the nonagenarian fought back—and won.
On the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, we should honor the dead but also acknowledge the resilience of the New Ukraine, Alex Soros writes.
The role of Holocaust education in a country where almost 1 million Jews were slaughtered is a complicated thing when the country in question is in the throes of shaping a fresh national identity and national memory for itself from some very raw emotional material; even more so, when it’s locked at the same time in a simmering military conflict against Russia, one of its former occupiers along with Nazi Germany during World War II.
BUDAPEST (JTA) — Hundreds protested in downtown Budapest against a vandalism attack on a memorial to the nearly 600,000 victims of the Holocaust in Hungary. The unknown vandals tore photographs on display at Liberty Square and damaged or removed objects donated to the Living Memorial by survivors and their descendants. The memorial is located opposite…
Philippe Mora’s documentary “Three Days in Auschwitz” features a score by rock legend Eric Clapton and some compelling source material. But is the director too close to his material?
Trump’s campaign leadership indicates just how far the Republican Party has deviated from its noble origins.
Do Jews and Poles want to perpetuate narratives that deny the differences within Polish society during World War II — or do we want to heal?
New “Teach For America” instructor Sophia-Marie Unterman wonders how she’ll teach the Holocaust if her new students have never heard of it before.
Jan Grabowski, a historian at the University of Ottawa, expects his upcoming book to be controversial in his native Poland. But if a proposed new law is approved by Poland’s parliament this fall, as expected, Grabowski’s book, which deals with the role of Poland’s police force in robbing and murdering Jews under the Nazis, may also get him sentenced to prison if he visits the country.