History

Holocaust Book of Names to Be Inaugurated at U.N. Underscores Individual Identities of the...

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Renee Ghert-Zand | JTA When Yad Vashem was created in 1953 on the slopes of Jerusalem’s Mount of Remembrance to commemorate the Holocaust, its founders...

Three Sisters Travel to Germany to Lay Stones for Family Members Who Fled World...

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  Three sisters who grew up in Baltimore knew little about their mother fleeing Nazi Germany as a toddler. But an unexpected call from a...

In the Netherlands, a Majority Do Not Know the Holocaust Affected Their Country

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A recent study of the Dutch population conducted by the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany showed an alarming lack of education around...

AJC Survey on Holocaust Knowledge Among Americans Shows Few Know Numbers, Details

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Most U.S. adults know when the Holocaust happened and are familiar with Auschwitz, but fewer are cognizant about the number of Jews murdered and...

‘Jews Out!’ German Board Game on Exhibit at Tel Aviv University Library

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On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, a new exhibition at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Nazi...

New Images Discovered in Poland Offer Never-Before-Seen Perspective on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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For the last 80 years, the only way to see images of Jews rising up against their captors in the Warsaw Ghetto has been...

‘U.N. Exhibit Remembers’ When the World Turned Its Back on Stateless Jewish Refugees

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Andrew Silow-Carroll | New York Jewish Week via JTA In 2017, Deborah Veach went back to Germany, looking for the site of the displaced persons...

Massive trove of prewar Jewish artifacts unearthed by construction workers in Poland

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Construction workers renovating an old tenement house in Lodz, Poland, unearthed a surprising find: an untouched cache of hundreds of Jewish artifacts believed to...

Columbia scores big in two national rankings on livable cities

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Columbia, Md., has made headlines twice in just a few weeks — and for good reason. The fairly new locale in terms of American history...

Decades After the Holocaust, Efforts to Return Nazi-Looted Art Are Slow, Steady

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It’s never just as simple as “finders keepers, losers weepers.” In June, the Philadelphia Museum of Art returned a 16th-century marksman’s shield in its possession...