The memorial site at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland was closed for a short time on Friday due to the absurd actions of a group of about a dozen protesters who slaughtered a sheep, lit a fire, took off their clothes and chained themselves to the famous gate that reads “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“work sets you free”).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A new Jewish-themed fashion line is putting an edge on Polish style — and ruffling some feathers along the way.
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.
Crossposted from Haaretz