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Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Reflections on Pearl Harbor Day

Japan's surprise attack on the US naval base caused the US to enter WWII. As FDR said, it is "a date that will live in infamy:" Op-ed.Alan Bergstein, 08/12/2020 09:32
June 6, 1944, D-Day: The invasion that saved the world

June 6, 1944, D-Day: The invasion that saved the world

The Nazis had a superior position, but the allies had  the will and determination of the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Op-ed.Jeff Dunetz, 06/06/2020 21:09
How WWII Jewish refugees to the UK formed the world famous Amadeus Quartet

How WWII Jewish refugees to the UK formed the world famous Amadeus Quartet

One silver lining in the darkness of war, writes this UK author and editor, was the arrival in Britain of Jewish refugees. Op-ed for VE DayDaniel Johnson, 07/05/2020 13:48
How FDR turned away Jewish students escaping from Europe

How FDR turned away Jewish students escaping from Europe

How's this for Kafka: If a student trying to flee Europe was unable to prove he could leave the US and retunr to his homeland after his studies, he was denied a visa.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 20/12/2019 11:36
Fighting the war of words against the Jewish people today.

Fighting the war of words against the Jewish people today.

A Jewish-Arab comparison in WWII: Jews parachuting behind enemy lines in WWII and providing technological savvy. Dr. Alex Grobman, 28/08/2019 13:03
The Jewish contribution to the Allied Cause: World War I and WW II

The Jewish contribution to the Allied Cause: World War I and WW II

In sharp contrast to the Arabs, the Jewish community of Palestine actively supported the Allied cause in both World War I and World War II. Dr. Alex Grobman, 25/08/2019 11:02
Ken’s Thought of the Week: Did the EU Learn Anything from World War 2?

Ken’s Thought of the Week: Did the EU Learn Anything from World War 2?

Today, the EU is making catastrophic errors in judgment that may well lead to World War 3 – and it has zero excuses for doing so. Kenneth S. Abramowitz, 23/08/2019 12:32
Arab and Jewish contributions to WWII efforts in perspective

Arab and Jewish contributions to WWII efforts in perspective

12,000 Palestinian Arabs and 30,000 Palestinian Jews volunteered for the British Army.Dr. Alex Grobman, 18/08/2019 10:15
Enlisting Arabs for the Nazi Cause

Enlisting Arabs for the Nazi Cause

The mufti urged the Arabs to “Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion."Dr. Alex Grobman, 16/08/2019 10:02
What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

The part of the story that Life Magazine left out in its glossy 96 page magazine on Anne Frank's life and legacy is how she could have been saved.Dr. Rafael Medoff, 14/06/2019 12:01
Polish anti-Semitism between the wars

Polish anti-Semitism between the wars

Ethnic Poles loathed minorities as foreigners but singled out Jews for intense hatred. Paul Brykcznski’s revelatory book, Primed for Violence: Murder, Antisemitism and Democratic Politics in Interwar Poland shows how this determined Polish society. Janet Levy, 17/09/2018 14:27
The 20th century: What happened?

The 20th century: What happened?

The world that began the 20th century had vanished completely by the middle of that century.Rabbi Berel Wein, 20/08/2018 15:18
Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing Jews in WWII

Organization offers 'deep apologies' after being criticized by research institute for 'docilely following' Nazi instructions during WWII.AFP, 01/11/2017 21:23
Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Most books come from former collections of Jewish Theological Seminary of Fränkel Foundation in Wroclaw.JTA, 23/05/2017 20:00
WWII vet goes skydiving

WWII vet goes skydiving

A World War II veteran celebrates his 96th birthday by jumping from a plane., 09/05/2017 14:33
Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

New initiative launched to find out the truth about the brave Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in WWII.Rochel Sylvetsky, 08/03/2016 20:43
Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Anne Frank House donates to Japanese libraries following the vandalism of hundreds of copies of Frank's diary.Elad Benari and AFP, 09/03/2014 04:32
Greek Jewish Community Takes Germany to Court

Greek Jewish Community Takes Germany to Court

Jews in Thessaloniki seeking the return of a ransom paid to Nazis to free thousands of slave laborers who were still sent to death camps.Elad Benari, 25/02/2014 06:16
One Word for Six Million Souls

One Word for Six Million Souls

Arutz Sheva radio host's poignant new book memorializing the 6 million Jewish Holocaust victims has caught international attention.Ben Bresky & Josh Hasten, 23/02/2014 14:22
Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jewish leaders talking with Russia over the return of a collection of religious items looted by the Red Army.Elad Benari, 19/02/2014 06:13
Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungary's largest Jewish organization pulls out of Holocaust memorial year, says PM Orban is "ignoring" the sensitivities of survivors.Elad Benari, 10/02/2014 04:12
Croatia Investigates Alleged Nazi Guard

Croatia Investigates Alleged Nazi Guard

Croatian prosecutors open a war crimes investigation against 90-year-old suspected of having been a guard in several Nazi camps.Elad Benari, 31/01/2014 05:43
Germany to Boost Efforts to Return Looted Art

Germany to Boost Efforts to Return Looted Art

Germany's culture minister says the country will add funding for efforts to return Nazi-looted art to their rightful owners.Elad Benari and AFP, 30/01/2014 05:44
In Holocaust 'America and US Jews Did Nothing'

In Holocaust 'America and US Jews Did Nothing'

After Bennett asks where US was in Holocaust during Auschwitz visit, Langfan cites Yad Vashem historical analysis to answer.Ari Yashar, 28/01/2014 20:14
UN Exhibit to Honor March of the Living

UN Exhibit to Honor March of the Living

When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness is new UN exhibition that will open next week.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/01/2014 22:46
Hungarian Jews a Boycott of Holocaust Memorials

Hungarian Jews a Boycott of Holocaust Memorials

Jewish leaders in Hungary the government is whitewashing the country's role in the deportation of Jews to Nazi camps.Elad Benari, 22/01/2014 05:15
Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Poland opposition's bill would impose prison sentences on those who say Nazi concentration camps were "Polish camps."Elad Benari, Canada, 10/01/2014 22:10
New Law Would Make Ease Return of Looted Art

New Law Would Make Ease Return of Looted Art

German state Bavaria drafting a law to ease the return of Nazi-looted art to its rightful owners.Elad Benari, 08/01/2014 03:16
Vienna Philharmonic Strips Nazis of Honors

Vienna Philharmonic Strips Nazis of Honors

Famed Vienna Philharmonic quietly strips six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them.Elad Benari, 22/12/2013 05:01
Israel Asks Germany to Keep Art in Jewish Hands

Israel Asks Germany to Keep Art in Jewish Hands

Deputy FM Elkin urges Germany to give any Jewish-owned art from Munich trove to Jewish or Israeli museums if heirs are not found.Elad Benari, 03/12/2013 05:13
UN Chief at Auschwitz: A Terrible Horror

UN Chief at Auschwitz: A Terrible Horror

"The United Nations is committed to the work of Holocaust remembrance and education," says Ban Ki-moon during visit to Auschwitz.Elad Benari, 19/11/2013 03:43
Germany to Speed Up Search for Looted Art's Owners

Germany to Speed Up Search for Looted Art's Owners

Amid pressure, the German government will speed up research into the rightful ownership of artworks looted by the Nazis.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013 06:44
Looted Art May be Returned to Munich Man

Looted Art May be Returned to Munich Man

Some paintings in an art trove looted by the Nazis may be returned to the Munich man in whose apartment they were discovered.Elad Benari and AFP, 11/11/2013 06:42
Experts: Not Easy to Track Owners of Looted Art

Experts: Not Easy to Track Owners of Looted Art

Identifying the rightful owners of a vast trove of art looted by the Nazis will be an enormous task, say experts.Elad Benari, 07/11/2013 06:43
Statue of Hungary's Hitler Ally Causes Protests

Statue of Hungary's Hitler Ally Causes Protests

Demonstrators stage rival rallies in Budapest, where a bust of Miklos Horthy, an ally of Adolf Hitler, was unveiled.Elad Benari, 04/11/2013 06:16
Germany Finds 1,500 Paintings Stolen by Nazis

Germany Finds 1,500 Paintings Stolen by Nazis

Nearly 1,500 priceless paintings that were stolen by the Nazis have been discovered in a flat in Munich.Elad Benari, 04/11/2013 04:12
Peres Thanks Denmark for Saving Jews During WWII

Peres Thanks Denmark for Saving Jews During WWII

President Shimon Peres hosts Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, who is on his first visit to Israel.Elad Benari, 31/10/2013 05:44
Body of Nazi War Criminal Disappeared

Body of Nazi War Criminal Disappeared

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke's family has lost track of his body, claims lawyer Paolo Giachini.Elad Benari, 18/10/2013 04:45
Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted

Nazi War Criminal's Funeral Interrupted

The funeral of Erich Priebke in a town near Rome was interrupted as hundreds of angry people protested against it.Elad Benari, 16/10/2013 01:13
Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Hungary must acknowledge its role during the Holocaust, the country's deputy prime minister says.Elad Benari, 02/10/2013 06:16
German Town to Strip Hitler of Citizenship

German Town to Strip Hitler of Citizenship

68 years after his death, the German town of Goslar plans to strip the Nazi leader of his honorary citizenship.Elad Benari, 12/09/2013 04:45
Schindler's Rare Blueprints Sold for $63,426

Schindler's Rare Blueprints Sold for $63,426

Blueprints for an expansion of Oskar Schindler's Poland factory were sold at an online auction, along with other documents.Elad Benari, 16/08/2013 05:44
Hungary Pledges Funds for Auschwitz Upkeep

Hungary Pledges Funds for Auschwitz Upkeep

Hungary pledges $160,000 towards the upkeep of the Auschwitz memorial, following criticism that it was stalling on funds.Elad Benari, 15/08/2013 04:46
Rare Schindler Documents Up for Online Auction

Rare Schindler Documents Up for Online Auction

Rare documents that fill in some major gaps in the story of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler have gone up for auction online.Elad Benari, 08/08/2013 05:17
Rome: Scuffles Outside Home of Nazi War Criminal

Rome: Scuffles Outside Home of Nazi War Criminal

Scuffles erupted outside the Rome home of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, as he celebrated his 100th birthday.Elad Benari, 30/07/2013 02:16
Slovakia Postpones Trial of Most Wanted Nazi

Slovakia Postpones Trial of Most Wanted Nazi

A Slovak court postponed a hearing into war crimes against 98-year-old Laszlo Csatary when he failed to appear.Elad Benari, 12/07/2013 04:42
American Mennonite Honored as Righteous Gentile

American Mennonite Honored as Righteous Gentile

American Mennonite who helped save Jewish children while in France during the Holocaust to be named Righteous Among the Nations.Rina Tzvi , 09/07/2013 19:19
Hungary Signs Holocaust Survivor Reparation Deal

Hungary Signs Holocaust Survivor Reparation Deal

Hungary announces deal with US-based Holocaust restitution organization on reparations for Hungarian Holocaust survivors.Rina Tzvi , 07/07/2013 00:01
Latvian WWII Memorial 'Disgusting Insult'

Latvian WWII Memorial 'Disgusting Insult'

Simon Wiesenthal Centre condemns plans by Latvian nationalists to mark World War II event that led to the massacre of Jewish population.Rina Tzvi , 03/07/2013 18:53
New Book Finds Ties Between Nazis and Hollywood

New Book Finds Ties Between Nazis and Hollywood

Hollywood's major studios not only accepted Nazi censorship, but collaborated with Hitler, finds new book.Elad Benari, 01/07/2013 04:45
Holocaust 'Hero' Turns Out to be Nazi Collaborator

Holocaust 'Hero' Turns Out to be Nazi Collaborator

Giovanni Palatucci, known as "Italy's Oskar Schindler", was in fact a Nazi collaborator, new research shows.Elad Benari, 21/06/2013 06:15
US Called on to Probe Suspected Nazi in Minnesota

US Called on to Probe Suspected Nazi in Minnesota

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on US to investigate Minnesota resident suspected of being Nazi SS commandant who concealed wartime record.Rina Tzvi , 16/06/2013 11:51
Nazi Commander Found Living in the United States

Nazi Commander Found Living in the United States

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/06/2013 21:52
WWII Hero Honored Following Work of Kansas Teens

WWII Hero Honored Following Work of Kansas Teens

Warsaw walkway has been named in honor of Polish woman who saved 2,5000 Jewish children during Holocaust, following work of Kansas teens. Arutz Sheva staff, 28/05/2013 18:42
Drawings from Nazi Camp Displayed at Berlin Museum

Drawings from Nazi Camp Displayed at Berlin Museum

Secret drawings and sketches that a Czech artist produced and kept hidden from his Nazi captors go on display at the Jewish Museum.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/05/2013 02:01
German Director Slams Cancellation of Wagner Opera

German Director Slams Cancellation of Wagner Opera

The German theater director, whose controversial staging of a Richard Wagner opera was cancelled, says he was censored.Elad Benari, 14/05/2013 06:29
Germany Arrests Former Auschwitz Guard

Germany Arrests Former Auschwitz Guard

Hans Lipschis, a 93-year-old alleged former guard at Auschwitz, arrested by Germany. He claims he was a cook.Elad Benari, 07/05/2013 06:13