| May 19, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter has never officially stepped foot inside the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie — or has he?
Just this weekend, Gutter appeared to be seated comfortably in a chair at the front of the Lillian...
| May 18, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Daniella Cohen — a senior at Weinbaum Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton — was affected deeply by what she saw on the recent March of the Living — Southern Region Holocaust educational trip to Poland and Israel that she went on.
| May 16, 2015
| 10:47 AM
Kathryn Lang-Slattery didn't know until a decade ago that her uncle had served with the Ritchie Boys, the unit of expatriate soldiers who joined the U.S. Army during World War II to help reclaim the countries they had fled.
For that matter, her uncle...
| May 12, 2015
| 11:21 AM
My usual practice is to write a column, put forth my position and let it stand on its own merits. I do not attempt to answer criticism. I have broken this rule only once that I can remember when, many years ago, an overly contentious Israeli Consul...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 1:26 PM
This week as Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed around the world, the staff of the Jewish Journal is honored to know several of the Shoah survivors who have chosen to make South Florida home.
This time each year, as we turn to the...
| May 11, 2015
| 9:56 AM
The image was unremarkable in its simplicity: a mother and father waiting at a train station for their daughter to return from a summer trip. It was meant to be easily grasped by the middle school students who attended the ArtsPower production, "My...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:39 PM
Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany.
Hungary's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Comey's remarks delivered last week at...
| May 8, 2015
| 7:30 AM
What if Hitler and the other architects of the Holocaust had escaped Germany after WWII, never to be punished for their crimes?
The appalling scenario certainly had a precedent. At the end of WWI, the Young Turks responsible for killing as many as 1.5...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Seeds of activism were planted in Deerfield High School sophomore Andrew Devedjian when he was 10. Now he is a leader in the Chicagoland Armenian community, as his schoolmates learned April 22.
Devedjian, an American of Armenian descent, organized an...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:11 PM
This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century."
His acknowledgment — also made by Pope John Paul II in 2001 — was met with praise from Armenians...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Annette Shachter, of Boca Raton — a member of Boca Raton Synagogue — believes it is very important to teach future generations to feel a personal connection to the Holocaust.
As such, Shachter — and her sisters, Florence Banikiotes, of...