Poland and the Jews

A Week in Auschwitz is a blog written by an unnamed British female PhD student whose research focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s adaptation to the digital age. She is also Administrator for the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London. The blog has been around since 2012 and is thoughtfully written. The […]

Podcast: The U.S. Government’s Hunt for Josef Mengele

Spycast is a podcast created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, the museum’s historian and curator. Josef Mengele (1911-1979) was an SS physician who conducted inhumane medical experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz. He was known as the “Angel of Death.”  In this podcast Dr. Houghton interviews […]

All about the Benjamins?

Sam Goldman, assistant professor of political science and executive director at the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at George Washington University, writing in The Washington Post: History suggests that the United States’ sustained and often enthusiastic support for Zionism and the State of Israel is not a product of Jewish influence. On the contrary, it […]

Celebrating Judaism in the Face of Antisemitism

Deborah Lipstadt of Emory College has written a helpful new book chronicling the myriad forms of antisemitism. This is useful and necessary but not especially uplifting. In the book’s final chapter — Celebrating the Good in the Face of the Bad — Lipstadt cautions the reader not to focus on the negative. She explains (p. […]

Holocaust Remembrance Project

A January 25, 2019 report rates individual European Union (EU) countries on how honest they are in facing up their Holocaust pasts. The report gives each country a rating of green, yellow or red. For example, Hungary, Poland and Croatia received red cards for revisionism. It is no coincidence that countries rated red often have […]

Podcast: BBC’s HARDtalk Tackles Rising Antisemitism

HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Pinchas Goldschmidt, the Swiss-born Chief Rabbi of Moscow and president of the Conference of European Rabbis on the subject of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. Rabbi Goldschmidt explains that: Antisemitism is back in vogue; There has been a decline in Europe’s Jewish population from 2 million to […]

Syrian Human Rights Violations Compared to Holocaust

Josh Rogin, writing in The Washington Post, compares the human rights violations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Holocaust: What would Assad have to do to justify a comparison to the Holocaust? Attempted ethnic cleansing on a massive scale? Check. Mass torture and murder of civilians in custody? Check. Crematoriums ? Check. Gassing children? Check. The US Holocaust Memorial […]

Podcast: ‘Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials’

The Tipping Point podcast is a weekly podcast about Israel produced by The Israel Project, a non-partisan American educational organization dedicated to informing the media and public conversation about Israel. In Episode 101 — “Explaining The Holocaust to Millennials” – the moderator interviews two young Jewish Israelis (Eli Teplow and Batya Medved) about what the […]

Yale Releases Music Drawn from Holocaust Testimonies

Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. The testimonies were produced in cooperation with 36 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. The Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including […]

Yale History Professor Puts the ‘Alt-Right’ in Historical Perspective

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder writing in The New York Times: When the supporters of the alt-right chant that “Jews will not replace us,” they recapitulate the Nazi idea of a world Jewry that stifles the master race and must therefore be removed from the planet. When they shout “Blood and soil,” they repeat a Nazi slogan […]