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.

Protesters rally outside of the state capitol building before the vote on the extension of Governor
Institutions, public figures slam Nazi slogans at US anti-lockdown rally

The phrase, which translates from German into "work makes you free," is the the same phrase that infamously adorned the gate at the entrance to Auschwitz.

04/05/2020
A Tango in Auschwitz - a song of optimism sung in the Nazi camps

“I’m still young, I want to live”; even in their darkest hour, the prisoners of the Nazi camps wrote songs of hope.

By AMIT NAOR / NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
20/04/2020
Minnesota students mock Jews being sent to Auschwitz in TikTok video

The video contains humorous music whose lyrics include “Tell everybody I’m on my way.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/04/2020
A scene from ‘Helena Citrónová,’ an opera by Thai composer Somtow Sucharitkul, during a performance
Arias of Auschwitz: an opera by Thai composer

A Thai composer has given an operatic treatment to an unlikely affair between a Jewish prisoner and a German guard

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
12/03/2020
Auschwitz Memorial closes to visitors over coronavirus fears

The memorial announced on Wednesday that it would shut down until March 25.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
12/03/2020
Auschwitz museum does not want visitors from countries affected by coronavirus

In a statement posted last week on its website, the museum said it is “monitoring this issue on an ongoing basis.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
03/03/2020
Café Ariel in Krakow with a menu advertising non-kosher Jewish dishes and a Klezmer concert
Why I have no regrets about visiting Poland

“Now that we’re that close to Europe, it makes sense to go there,” she told me. At first I was very uncomfortable with the idea.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
25/02/2020
Lasting impact of Muslim-Jewish visit to Auschwitz

The festive evening capped a groundbreaking interfaith mission to Poland that began the day before with a visit to Auschwitz to deepen understanding of the Holocaust.

A group of American youths led by Jonny Lipczer at Auschwitz
Does the Holocaust still shape our Jewish identity?

Does the Holocaust shape the identity of those who do not have personal relationships with those who fled Nazi-Europe?

Walking with survivors on 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

We entered the gas chambers in silence... there was no talking allowed.

By ANAT BARBER
17/02/2020
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