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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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

A day of their own: Holocaust Survivor Day - comment

Have we treated this heroic, aging community with the respect it deserves, with the support it urgently needs?

By MICHAEL BERENBAUM , JONATHAN ORNSTEIN
06/03/2021
Mordechai Ansbacher

Mordechai Ansbacher, one of last Eichmann trial witnesses, dies in Jerusalem

He was known as one of the founders of Yad Vashem, and the first director of the Holocaust Museum.

TEACHER AND Zionist youth movement leader Fredy Hirsch, who ran the children’s block in Auschwitz-Bi

Google Doodle honors Fredy Hirsch, Zionist educator who saved Holocaust youth

He saved the lives of many Jewish children and provided many others with a glimpse of confidence and dignity in the hardest circumstances the world had ever known.

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