Music: Lara Fabian

The 49-year-old Lara Fabian sings beautifully and speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Italian and English. She was born in Belgium to a Flemish father and an Italian mother. I especially love her French music. Fabian is best known for the dance pop song “I Will Love Again,” which was released in 2000 and peaked at number […]

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 […]

BBC Witness: ‘The Death of Hitler’

In 1989, the Zina Rohan of the BBC interviewed Traudl Junge. Junge worked as a secretary for Adolf Hitler during WWII. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he committed suicide in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She explains that Hitler was only close to his mistress and wife Eva Braun and […]

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 […]

Yale Professor Timothy Snyder on the Importance of the EU

This is an address by Professor Timothy Snyder at the official annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at the European Parliament on January 23, 2019. Snyder asks what the next 75 years may bring and explains that the European Union is important to preserve peace and well-being. He believes it was the fall of […]

May 5, 2019: 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

On Sunday the 5th May 2019, a Service of Remembrance for the 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp will take place at the former camp, which is near Munich, Germany. The event is organized by the Comité International de Dachau (CID) with the support of the Bavarian Memorial Sites Foundation. The CID […]

Video: Holocaust Museum’s 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

On January 25, 2019, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted its 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration. The Museum’s ceremony featured remarks by Emily Haber, ambassador of Germany to the United States, reflections from Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israëls, a prayer of remembrance by Holocaust survivor Harry Markowicz, and a musical interlude by Holocaust survivor Jacqueline Mendels […]

Audiobook: “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”

Yuval Noah Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But he’s no ordinary history professor. His current research focuses on big picture questions including: What’s the relationship between history and biology? Does history have a direction? Have people become happier over time? Harari does not tackle easy questions and always has something […]

After 25 Years ‘Schindler’s List’ Still Relevant – ‘More at stake today’

Marking the 25th anniversary of its release, Steven Spielberg explains to NBC’s Lester Holt why “Schindler’s List” remains relevant: Individual hate is a terrible thing, but when collective hate organizes, then genocide follows. And that hate is not something that is not to be taken seriously. We have to take it more seriously today than […]