Why It Matters
Report: Pope Francis to examine Pius' wartime conduct before deciding on sainthood
The Jerusalem Post
Sunday Times: Vatican to open Holocaust-era archives, agreeing to longstanding Jewish demands for historical reckoning.
Anti-Israel ‘lessons’ in American classrooms
The Jerusalem Post
Can anti-Israelism, which is the new form of anti-Semitism, lead back to the older types?
Guess Who’s Valedictorian at Israel’s Top Medical School?
This year’s valedictorian at the Technion University, known as “the MIT of Israel,” would likely displease those intent on framing Israel in the most unflattering of terms, writes Diana Bletter for The Huffington Post.
A Race to Preserve the Voices of Holocaust's Last Survivors
The Wall Street Journal
JEMEPPE-SUR-SAMBRE, Belgium—Simon Gronowski, an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor, mesmerized schoolchildren in this small town recently with a detailed account of jumping off a train to Auschwitz and hiding from the Nazis for three years.
Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department Reaches Agreement with DOJ to Reform Hate Crime Practices
Southern Poverty Law Center - Hatewatch Blog
The police department in Suffolk County, N.Y., has reached a tentative agreement with the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) to enhance the training of its officers and improve the way it investigates hate crimes and bias incidents, resolving a federal investigation into the county’s policing practices that followed revelations of rampant anti-Latino violence in the county.
Pine Bush students study wellness; kids learning about diversity in workshop
The Record online
Students at Pine Bush High School become witnesses to first hand survivor testimony by Paul Galan, Chairman of The Holocaust Museum & Study Center located at Rockland Community College.
Saul Kagan, Who Won Holocaust Restitution, Is Dead at 91
New York Times
Saul Kagan, a former refugee who for decades led the Jewish service organization that was primarily responsible for securing more than $70 billion in restitution for Holocaust survivors and their heirs, died on Nov. 8 in Manhattan. He was 91.
Statement by the President on the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
The White House
I join millions of people in the United States and around the world in marking the 75th anniversary of the tragedy of Kristallnacht – “the Night of Broken Glass.”
Polish Synagogue Defaced With Swastikas on Kristallnacht Eve
The jewish Daily Forward
Unidentified vandals painted several swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols on a synagogue building in Gdansk, Poland.
Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Towns Schools
New York Times
The swastikas, the students recalled, seemed to be everywhere: on walls, desks, lockers, textbooks, computer screens, a playground slide even on a students face.
Holocaust Survivor Ensured Its Horrors Were Told
Wall Street Journal
Samuel Goetz, a Holocaust survivor, made it his mission in the U.S. to publicize the Nazis' atrocities after the emergence of revisionist and denial literature in the 1970s.
Germany to investigate 50 Auschwitz guards
The Jerusalem Post
German news source reports intention to convict elderly men who once served as guards at deadliest extermination camp in history.
The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking
THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
Every Day Was A Death Sentence, Says Holocaust Survivor
River Dell Patch
Sonia Goldstein is one among many who shared their journey of survival and hope with River Dell Middle School eighth-graders.
Holocaust survivors remember the horrors of Buchenwald
Between July 1937 and April 1945, the Nazis imprisoned a quarter of a million people in the Buchenwald concentration camp, located near the German city of Weimar. Around 56,000 of them were killed before the camp was liberated by U.S troops on April 11, 1945.
Never too late: Nazi hunters tirelessly pursue 50 elderly Auschwitz war criminals
In their search for justice that has endured for decades, the biggest challenge Nazi hunters face is time.
Lebanese man gets 300 lashes, 6 years for helping woman convert to Christianity
A Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the kingdom in the latest example of the religious intolerance that grips the region.
Former Guatemala dictator found guilty of genocide
A Guatemalan court has convicted former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to 80 years in prison.
Over 100 homes burned in anti-Christian rampage in Pakistan
A mob of 3,000 Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, after a Christian was arrested on charges of committing blasphemy against Muhammad.
Egyptians Mourn Massacre of Coptic Christians
World Watch Monitor
Funeral services were held today in Cairo for some of the victims of a military attack against a group of Christian protestors that left 26 dead and hundreds wounded.