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  • Auschwitz mist showers
    Auschwitz mist showers: Cooling sprinklers remind families of gas chamber deaths
    Mist showers set up at the Auschwitz museum, designed to cool down guests on a particularly brutal summer day, had an unexpected consequence – the misting showers bore a resemblance to the gas chamber executions during World War II. Multiple...
  • Auschwitz mist showers resemble the Holocaust death camps causing outrage today
    Auschwitz mist showers conjure haunting visions of Holocaust gas chambers
    The Auschwitz mist showers that are hanging over the sidewalk outside the Auschwitz Museum during Poland’s heat wave offer a shower of mist meant to cool folks off, but instead it's heated things up. The mist showers, which are basically...
  • Mike Huckabee's credibility problem
    Mike Huckabee's credibility problem
    When Mike Huckabee said that President Obama’s foreign policy was “the most feckless in US history”, he was on solid footing. When Gov. Huckabee said that President Obama was naïve in trusting Iran, he was still on solid footing....
  • 'Auschwitz #34207 The Joe Rubinstein Story' by Nancy Sprowell Geise. Cover image courtesy of Nancy Sprowell Geise, used with permission
    Auschwitz memoir of hope amid horror discussed at Holocaust Museum in D.C.
    A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, whohad hidden the worst horrors he’d suffered including sexual abuse, now “exuberates joy with every fiber of his being,” the author of “Auschwitz #34207 The Joe Rubinstein Story”...
  • Page from 'Maus I'
    Maus I: The theme of entrapment
    Through captivating illustrations and the practice of storytelling, Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History’ depicts a tale of a man’s personal history along with recounting the...
  • JewishEugenicsReichler
    Eternal Jewish Eugenics
    The popular impression is that the eugenics movement was a racist, anti-Semitic Nazi ideology inspired by Anglo-American elites. But this assumption is false! The first stages of plant and animal-breeding mark the end of the hunter-gatherer period...
  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
    Past vs. present: The concept of history in Art Spiegelman's 'Maus II'
    Through the use of two narratives, one depicting the past and the other the present, Art Spiegelman’s 'Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began' displays the notion how history often repeats itself. Although '...
  • Pope Francis claims WW3 is in effect, Auschwitz blame on world powers
    Pope says World War 3 underway in parts, blames 'world powers' for Holocaust
    On Sunday, Pope Francis took many by surprise over his sharp remarks that many say were steeped in political ideology. The Catholic pontiff suggested that World War 3 is in effect in some areas and the world powers at the time in the ‘40s...
  • MartinLutherHitler
    Clones Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther
    Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther: Anti-Semitism, Nazi propaganda and the German Lutheran Church by Thomas S. Mueller – This analysis recounts the effect of Nazi propaganda on the German Lutheran Church. Key religious scholars referred to...
  • Top of the Rockies SPJ Pro Region 9 first-place award for Schmidt
    Albuquerque Judaism Examiner wins first-place award in four-state news contest
    Journalist Diane Schmidt, regular contributor to the daily newspaper The Gallup Independent and in collaboration with the New Mexico Jewish Link, and writer of The Albuquerque Judaism Examiner, won two awards this weekend in Denver at the 2015...
  • A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron
    Kristy Cambron Shines Light on Resiliency of the Human Spirit
    Just like a single candle can brighten a dark room, a glimmer of hope can sustain the soul in dark times. In her highly-anticipated second novel, Kristy Cambron shines a light on the resiliency of the human spirit in A Sparrow in Terezin (Thomas...
  • What's it like to have survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz?
    What's it like to have survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz?
    "A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz," by Göran Rosenberg, Other Press, New York, 2015, a review.The crimes of the Hitler regime and Hitler's Nazis of World War II are known in some way by most of us, but if you were born after...
  • Jewish American Heritage Month honored at National Archives, Library of Congress
    Jewish American Heritage Month honored at National Archives, Library of Congress
    Jewish American Heritage Monthof May is being honored with events at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Kennedy Center,U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, among others.It coincides with the 70th anniversary of American forces liberation of...
  • Munich's main square Marienplatz. Photo by ©Reiter. Courtesy of München Tourismus, Munich Tourism.
    Nazi museum opens in Munich in May to document anti-Semitism then and now
    Munich, birthplace of the Nazi Party, will open a Nazi Documentation Center museum May 1 on the site of their former headquarters."It will make people aware that Fascism is not only history, it exists today," a Munich city official told...
  • My trip to Poland in the Cincinnati Enquirer
    Are we really free?
    When I was 17 years old I received the scholarship of a lifetime. I was granted a full scholarship to travel with Jewish teenagers from around the world to meet in Auschwitz for a March of the Living. The year was 1990. The Iron Curtain had just...
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