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The Warsaw Ghetto: The epitome of rightful resistance
As the 75th anniversary of the uprising approaches, there will be a great deal of solemn commemoration of its heroes and victims. Yet the passage of time should encourage us to think a little less mournfully.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
How the Holocaust became part of Israel’s mixed Jewish identity
Today, it is rare to find Israeli Jews in their 20s and younger who don’t share ancestors from both the Ashkenazi and Sepharidic worlds. Israelis are so intermarried that the memory of the Holocaust has become part of the collective historical memory of the entire Jewish population of Israel.
Current world Jewish population still falls below pre-Holocaust figures
Prior to the murder of 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945, some 16,600,000 were spread throughout the world. Today’s data indicates that there are currently 14,511,000 Jews on Earth, a number similar to that in 1922.
UN ambassadors visit Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day
“As we witness an increase in anti-Semitism around the world and dangerous attempts to rewrite history, now more than ever we must ensure that the memories of the survivors pass on to the next generation,” said Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon.
Jonathan S. Tobin
The futility of ‘never again’
Universalizing the Holocaust has not only failed to prevent new genocides, but has also led to some people imagining that everything they oppose is a Holocaust.
Jewish groups satisfied with allocations for Israel and security in omnibus spending bill
While not totally comprehensive, the bill signed by President Trump meets a number of immediate needs.
Poll: 20 percent of Central, Eastern Europeans do not accept Jews as fellow citizens
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
A Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries finds that Jews are not wanted as neighbors or family members. Other minorities fared worse.
Professor David S. Wyman, 89, a historian with heart
How one man changed the way we think about America’s response to genocide.
First lawsuit filed under new Polish ‘Holocaust law’
A Polish agency filed a lawsuit against an Argentinian newspaper that used Polish soldiers to illustrate an article on the 1941 Jedwabne pogrom.
From Holocaust to ‘Polocaust’: A change in common parlance doesn’t change the facts
Only one other country today wields the Holocaust as a weapon to bash Israel and the Jews: Iran. That a member state of the European Union now finds itself in the company of Tehran’s deniers and revisionists should give pause.
‘Inheriting Genocide’ unpacks how Holocaust trauma spans generations
Does time—even an entire generation or multiple generations—actually heal all wounds?
Polish president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into a law a controversial bill that makes it a crime for anyone to suggest Polish complicity in the Holocaust.
Polish government cancels visit by Israeli minister over Holocaust remarks
The Polish government has cancelled a visit to the country by Israel’s Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett’s following a statement highlighting Poland’s involvement in the Holocaust.
Super Bowl travelers can learn stories of Holocaust survivors through ‘Transfer of Memory’
As thousands descend upon Minnesota for Super Bowl LII to see their heroes on the gridiron, some heroes they may not have expected to meet will greet them: Minnesotans who survived the Holocaust.
American and Israeli condemnation grows over Polish Holocaust bill
American and Israeli condemnation poured in on Thursday in the wake of a controversial bill passed by the Polish Senate a day earlier criminalizing statements linking Poland to the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.