Related Blog Posts on Holocaust and Jewish History

How to Bring Judaism’s Strength of Spirit to All

Rabbi Shai Beloosesky
January 27, 2016

I will give them in My house and in My walls a place and a name, better than sons and daughters; an everlasting name I will give him, which will not be discontinued.

Isaiah 56:5

Today, January 27th, marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of

Butterflies, Birds, and the Poetry of Freedom

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
January 12, 2016

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, Mark Ludwig, executive director of the Terezin Music Foundation (TMF), has created “an artistic memorial” to the 15-20 million people who died or were imprisoned in the Third Reich’s more than 42,500 camps and ghettos. Terezin served as a Nazi propaganda ploy to showcase how well Jews were treated in the camps, for example, by allowing musical and theater productions.

The Politics of Prejudice and the Syrian Refugee Question

Carol Ascher
December 14, 2015

The many thousands of Syrian refugees seeking a safe haven on our shores are being twice victimized – first by the bloody civil war that caused them to flee their homeland, and a second time by the prejudice and fear making us indifferent to their suffering

Smithsonian Channel Documentary Chronicles Hitler’s Last Days

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
November 16, 2015

This evening, the Smithsonian Channel will premiere “The Day Hitler Died,” a riveting documentary based on recently discovered taped interviews of members of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle trapped inside his bunker beneath Berlin as the Red Army besieged the city