auschwitz

The most notorious Nazi death camp in Poland during the Holocaust. Marked by its notorious gate slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", Auschwitz was also the site where Josef Mengele performed his "experiments" on prisoners.
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Right-wing politician on Auschwitz museum board causes Historians to quit

Two historians joined Jewish philosopher Stanislaw Krajewski in resigning over what they called a form of “politicization” of the state museum.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
17/04/2021

Auschwitz museum board appoints right-wing politician, Jewish leader quits

The Auschwitz state museum has largely stayed out of that debate and maintained its status internationally as a major site of preservation and research.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/04/2021

'My kids have known about the Holocaust since before they could speak'

My job as JTA Europe correspondent isn’t helping me put distance from the genocide. Clearly I’m partly responsible for introducing my very young children to horrific facts.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
09/04/2021

Historian deconstructs Mengele in new book

Historian David G. Marwell seeks to answer the question of what made the German doctor a byword for evil.

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
08/04/2021
The earrings from Beregszász.

The earrings from Beregszász: Restoring the identity of a Holocaust victim

Zisso Weisz was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz. Her treasured earrings which were buried for her by a neighbor have just now helped solve the mystery of who she was.

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How Auschwitz falls short as a symbol for the Holocaust - opinion

As we reflect on its horrors, we should remember that Auschwitz as a synonym and symbol of the Holocaust has serious shortcomings.

By NADAV ZIV
03/04/2021
JONA LAKS, survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins experiments, and granddaughter Lee Aldar

Duxbury Football team meets Jewish legislator after antisemitic comments

“I believe we can use the incident in Duxbury as a crucial learning opportunity,” said State senator Barry Finegold.

Antisemitic comments discovered on the Auschwitz Google Maps site

Google Maps was slammed by campaigners for these unmoderated comments.

30/03/2021
The entrance to Auschwitz

Auschwitz Museum slams New Yorker article on Polish Holocaust scholarship

The museum's director, Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywinski, condemned the article for containing "so many lies and distoritons that I find it a bit hard to believe that it is a coincidence."

29/03/2021

Boston-area football team used ‘Auschwitz’ and ‘rabbi’ to call plays

Officials from Plymouth alerted Duxbury school leaders about what they heard after the game.

By PENNY SCHWART/ JTA , PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
25/03/2021
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