Stories tagged: Holocaust
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories
Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. Preserving her story is why she’s on stage, or at least a three-dimensional likeness of her is on stage, at the …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Holocaust freedom fighter Carla Peperzak preaches empathy at Gonzaga hate studies conference
Carla Peperzak spent her late teens and early 20s fighting Nazi Germany’s genocide in Holland. She’s now fighting hate by preaching respect and empathy in classrooms and lecture halls.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer
The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Spokane psychologists turn to Nuremberg trial ruling on Nazi gas killings to defend role in torture
The attorneys defending Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are arguing that the successful defense of the “gas technician” of the firm that developed Zyklon B used by Nazis …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Louisiana congressman apologizes for video he made in Auschwitz gas chamber
A Louisiana congressman is apologizing for the “unintended pain” caused by a video of his visit to a gas chamber at a Nazi concentration camp.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Holocaust Survivor to visit Spokane in June
Marthe Cohn, 97, travels the country sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust, and will speak in Spokane on June 14 at the Spokane Convention Center, according to Rabbi Yisroel …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95
Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’
President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis
Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany
The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest: Many countries failed to help those fleeing the Holocaust
Arihana Roos, an eight-grader at North Pines Middles School, placed third in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Eva Lassman Memorial Writing contest: The Holocaust: The American Response and Its Options
Jesse R Scholz, a sixth-grader at North Pines Middle School, won second place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
Wed., April 12, 2017, noon
Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art contest: “The Messenger”
Margo Sophie Hawkins, a seventh-grader at the Odyssey Program at Libby Center won the middle school division of the third annual Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust art contest.
Wed., April 12, 2017, noon
Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest: Could America Have Helped More?
Rosie Zhou, an eighth-grader at Chase Middle School, won first place in the middle school division of the Eva Lassman Memorial Writing Contest.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Senior Israeli rabbi compares Syria atrocities to Holocaust
Israel’s former chief rabbi on Thursday compared the atrocities in Syria to the killing of Jews in World War II and suggested that Israel should intervene to stop the bloodshed …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Movie review: Show-stopping performance from Jessica Chastain in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’
The Holocaust film has become a genre unto itself, and sadly, there are more than enough stories from that era to continue the trend. Against ever-shifting, polarized political landscapes, the …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Q&A with ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author Diane Ackerman
When a Nazi entourage visited the Warsaw zoo on New Year’s Eve, SS members killed other animals for sheer sport. As she watched in horror, Antonina Zabinski, who ran the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Holocaust survivor to speak in Spokane Thursday
Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was just 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, but 100 other members of his immediate and extended family did …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Bones of Mengele, ‘Angel of Death,’ teaching tool in Brazil
For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
Little windows into Dr. Ruth’s world
Ruth Westheimer was 10 years old in 1939, when she boarded a train leaving Germany with 300 other Jewish children. She brought along one doll, a favorite named Matilda. But …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Sweden declares hero Wallenberg officially dead
Swedish authorities have formally pronounced World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg dead, 71 years after he disappeared in Hungary.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Movie review: In ‘Denial,’ Holocaust denier puts history on trial
“Do you have any idea how hard it is to hand over your conscience to somebody else?” asks Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), eyes wide. That’s the fascinating idea behind Mick …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Israelis mourn Elie Wiesel as one of their own
Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but on Sunday the country mourned the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate as though it had lost a national icon.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel remembered at private service
Elie Wiesel was memorialized Sunday at a private service in Manhattan, as family and friends gathered and praised the endurance and eloquence of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and mourned …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died. His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Israel marks annual Holocaust remembrance day
Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival
A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …