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Posts Tagged: Holocaust survivors

February 19, 2017 7:19 am

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's fashion acumen. Thus, in the...

January 28, 2017 9:30 am

Holocaust Survivors Mark 72 Years Since Auschwitz Liberation

Dozens of Auschwitz survivors placed wreaths and flowers Friday at the infamous execution wall of the former German death camp, paying homage to the victims...

January 25, 2017 6:07 am

Remembering the Holocaust, Forgetting the Survivors

This January 27, nations around the world will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the most horrific evil ever perpetrated upon humanity: the near destruction of Europe’s Jews. During a special...

January 12, 2017 8:01 am

Israel Holocaust Restitution Fund to Allocate $63 Million to Survivors - The Holocaust Restitution Company of Israel announced Tuesday plans to allocate NIS 243 million, or $63.1 million, to aid individual survivors. The organization, also known as...

December 19, 2016 2:28 pm

Cousins Torn Apart by the Holocaust Meet for the First Time at Yad Vashem -- When Fania Bilkay and her son, Evgeni, stepped up to her desk, Sima Velkovich was winding down an ordinary work day in the...

December 19, 2016 7:00 am

Life After Birkenau

The Jewish community of Antwerp, Belgium is unique in that it is the most predominantly Orthodox, Hasidic and Yiddish-speaking community in Europe. It is also...

November 17, 2016 7:32 am

Generations of Survivors: From Auschwitz to Khojaly

My recent book Khojaly: A Crime Against Humanity, outlines the history of the Khojaly Massacre -- one of the most horrific events of recent history. The story of the...

October 27, 2016 8:31 am

US Naval Academy Honors Holocaust Survivor for Decades of Teaching About Nazi Genocide

A Holocaust survivor was honored by the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Wednesday for her 20 years of teaching cadets about the Nazi genocide, the US Armed Forces newspaper Stars...

September 13, 2016 3:38 pm

Holocaust Survivor, Canadian Hall of Fame Figure Skater Dies at 95

A Holocaust survivor and recognized figure-skating coach died on Monday night at the age of 95, Canada's National Post reported. Ellen Burka survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration...

September 11, 2016 10:13 am

‘Today’ Co-Host Surprises Holocaust Survivor by Introducing Him to Icon Tennis Player at US Open (VIDEO)

A "Today" show co-host surprised a Holocaust survivor by introducing him to his favorite tennis player on Thursday at the US Open. Hoda Kotb shocked 80-year-old Les...

September 7, 2016 11:12 am

88 US Generals, Including Holocaust Survivor, Sign Open Letter Supporting Trump - A group of 88 American generals, including the only Holocaust survivor to reach that rank in the US Army, signed an open letter supporting Donald J....

September 1, 2016 5:52 am

Holocaust Survivor of Nine Concentration Camps, Purveyor of Message About Nazi Atrocities, Dies at Age 91

A Holocaust survivor who spent his teenage years in nine different concentration camps before moving to the US, becoming a successful businessman and attempting to educate...

August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Holocaust Survivor Who Cut Hair at Auschwitz Closes Chicago Barber Shop After 60 Years in Business

A Holocaust survivor whose task it was to cut the hair of concentration-camp prisoners closed his Chicago barber shop after serving the local community for 60...

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

Twice-Divorced Holocaust Survivor Marrying Woman Nearly Half Century Younger Wants ‘Big New York Party’ to Celebrate

A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior told the New York Post that he hopes to have the wedding at...


Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...


A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...


Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Form...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a...

Middle East

Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held Mosul Neighborhood

Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago. It comes a...