| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
In the summer of 1938, David Kurtz, an American businessman on a six-week European vacation with his wife and friends, made a home movie that captured three minutes of life in his birthplace, the Polish town of Nasielsk.
In Germany, Hitler's anti-...
| Oct 10, 2014
During the darkest days of World War II, when much of Europe was under Nazi domination, Jews on the continent were imperiled: rounded up and murdered in concentration camps, under siege elsewhere, or on the run.
In the Italian village of Anghiari,...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It may seem insensitive, if not callously cynical, to use the term "novelty value" when appraising a documentary dealing with the Holocaust. But that's precisely what distinguishes Vanessa Lapa's "The Decent One" from countless previous nonfiction...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:27 PM
As an author, Dirk Kamper was intrigued by the story of Kurt Landauer, a concentration camp survivor who helped turn Bayern Munich into one of the best soccer teams in the world.
But as a German, he was more than a little apprehensive about exploring...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As a senior student at the Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, I spent the last year's fall semester in Israel, at the new Eshel HaNassi youth village of the Alexander Muss High School near Be'er Sheva in the Negev. In this rich and intriguing Israeli...
| Sep 26, 2014
Historians still debate how so many "ordinary men" — and women, too — managed to countenance, encourage and commit mass murder during the Nazi era. Were they brutalized by the violence of war and susceptible to peer pressure, as Christopher...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:23 AM
When it comes to the Holocaust, enough already, sometimes, am I right? Enough art, music, books, museums concerning that outrage of the last century, that crime beyond all crimes, that archetype of man's inhumanity, etc.
Of course, "enough of the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail -- desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash.
In their Holocaust...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler.
"This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:44 PM
While Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, the president of Shalom International, appreciates the larger rallies local Federations and synagogues have been holding to show their support of Israel, Kunst says his organization fills a different need.
| May 3, 2014
| 9:47 PM
A Boca Raton Holocaust remembrance group is creating a video pinball game to help children learn about the Holocaust.
Electronic games that offer lessons about the Holocaust, the destruction of 6 million Jews in Europe during World War II, have been...