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Six great men and women: Holocaust ceremony honorees named

Holocaust survivors with amazing stories chosen to light candles for Yom Hashoah.

Six great men and women: Holocaust ceremony honorees named

Angelic Behavior in Gehinom

Journalist Deborah Fineblum Schabb shares Derech Eretz stories from the Holocaust.

Angelic Behavior in Gehinom

Every Day is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every Day is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Zvi Michaeli

The story of Zvi Michaeli, one of the six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Zvi Michaeli

Struggling Preserve a Childhood in the Flames of Auschwitz

Dita Kraus, one of the six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah, tells her tragic story.

Struggling Preserve a Childhood in the Flames of Auschwitz

'Plucked from the Fire' of Auschwitz

Asher Aud, one of six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah, tells his tragic yet remarkable tale of resilience.

'Plucked from the Fire' of Auschwitz

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Chayim Herzl

The story of Chayim Herzl, one of the six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Chayim Herzl

Gantz: Use the Past to Ensure the Future

On Yom Hashoah ,Chief of Staff calls on the soldiers to remember those who perished and ensure the future of the people of Israel.

Gantz: Use the Past to Ensure the Future

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Hinda Tasman

The story of Hinda Tasman, one of the six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Hinda Tasman

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Itzchak Biran

The story of Itzchak Biran, one of the six torch lighters in the opening ceremony of this year's Yom Hashoah.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Itzchak Biran

25,000 Attend Hungarian 'March of Life'

Hungary's annual "March of Life" commemorating the Holocaust draws a record 25,000 people.

25,000 Attend Hungarian 'March of Life'

Israeli Police Officers to Mark Yom Hashoah in Europe

185 Israeli police officers visiting the concentration camps in Europe and will also participate in the March of the Living.

Israeli Police Officers to Mark Yom Hashoah in Europe

Arutz Sheva Interview

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.

One Word for Six Million Souls

Holocaust Survivor and Educator Paul Argiewicz Passes Away

Paul Argiewicz passes away at 88 years old. Argiewicz used cunning to survive the camps, later told his story at schools and groups.

Holocaust Survivor and Educator Paul Argiewicz Passes Away

Rabbi Lau at March of the Living: Today We Have a Home

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, who survived Buchenwald, in a powerful message to March of the Living participants.

Rabbi Lau at March of the Living: Today We Have a Home

Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

11 mezuzot were burned in an apartment building in Brooklyn as Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

Gantz: IDF Will Not Allow Another Holocaust

IDF Chief of Staff promised at the March of the Living that the IDF would ensure that there will never be another Holocaust.

Gantz: IDF Will Not Allow Another Holocaust

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Peretz Hochman z”l

The story of Peretz Hochman, who was to be a torch lighter at the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony but passed away days before.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Peretz Hochman z”l

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Otto Dov Pressburger

The story of Otto Dov Pressburger, one of the six torch lighters who participated in the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Otto Dov Pressburger

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Dina Ostrover

The story of Dina Ostrover, one of the six torch lighters who participated in the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Dina Ostrover

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Miriam Liptcher

The story of Miriam Liptcher, one of the six torch lighters who participated in the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Miriam Liptcher

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Baruch Kopold

The story of Baruch Kopold, one of the six torch lighters who participated in the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Baruch Kopold

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Eliezer Eizenschmidt

The story of Eliezer Eizenschmidt, one of the six torch lighters who participated in the Yom Hashoah opening ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Eliezer Eizenschmidt

Livni: I Was Educated to Remember and Never Forget

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni attended a ceremony marking Yom Hashoah at the Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust.

Livni: I Was Educated to Remember and Never Forget

Representatives Speak Out at New York Yom Hashoah Vigil

Hundreds of New Yorkers attend a Yom Hashoah vigil at the Iranian UN Mission, express concerns over Iranian nuclear program.

Representatives Speak Out at New York Yom Hashoah Vigil

Jewish Students: Arabs Made Fun of Yom Hashoa Sirens

Jewish students complained that Arab students made noise, whistled, shrieked, and laughed as sirens sounded on Yom Hashoa last week

Jewish Students: Arabs Made Fun of Yom Hashoa Sirens

Beitar Commemorates Holocaust, Calls for Boycott of Germany

The Beitar youth movement held a Yom Hashoah ceremony in front of the German Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Beitar Commemorates Holocaust, Calls for Boycott of Germany

Panetta Honors Holocaust Victims at the Pentagon

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, attend ceremony in honor of Yom Hashoah at the Pentagon.

Panetta Honors Holocaust Victims at the Pentagon

Jordan Valley Monuments Defaced

Residents in Israel's Jordan Valley woke up to find several monuments spray painted with anti-Israel graffiti, swastikas, and PA flags.

Jordan Valley Monuments Defaced

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Yehuda Widawski

Yehuda Widawski is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Yehuda Widawski

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Chasia Vardi

Chasia Vardi is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Chasia Vardi

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Bat-Sheva Dagan

Bat-Sheva Dagan is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Bat-Sheva Dagan

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Artemis Miron

Artemis Miron is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Artemis Miron

Video: Testimony of Survivor Zvi Kratz

A testimony by Holocaust survivor Zvi Kratz, who was one of the torch lighters in the 2004 central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Video: Testimony of Survivor Zvi Kratz

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Anatoly Rubin

Anatoly Yitzchak Rubin is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Anatoly Rubin

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Eliezer Lev-Zion

Eliezer Lev-Zion is one of the six Holocaust survivors who lit a torch at the central Yom Hashoah ceremony.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Eliezer Lev-Zion

Deputy Minister Stresses Importance of Holocaust Testimonies

Deputy Minister of Pensioner Affairs Leah Nass' office leads a project which aims to document the story of each living Holocaust survivor.

Deputy Minister Stresses Importance of Holocaust Testimonies

Peres Tells Personal Story at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

President Shimon Peres tells personal story at the central Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, calls the world to stand against Iran.

Peres Tells Personal Story at Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Haunting and Poignant Poster Marks Holocaust

Bezalel Academy graduate Dorielle Rimmer Halperin created a haunting poster for Yad Vashem in honor of her survivor grandparents.

Haunting and Poignant Poster Marks Holocaust

Netanyahu Meets Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits a Jerusalem home for the elderly, most of whose residents are Holocaust survivors.

Netanyahu Meets Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem

Gantz Meets Holocaust Survivor Ahead of Yom Hashoah

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visited the home of a Holocaust survivor, as part of an IDF project entitled “Flower for the Survivor”.

Gantz Meets Holocaust Survivor Ahead of Yom Hashoah

Israeli Singers Present New Holocaust Songs for Yom Hashoah

For the second year in a row, the "Voices to Remember" project has Israeli artists composing and recording new songs about the Holocaust.

Israeli Singers Present New Holocaust Songs for Yom Hashoah

Project HEART Returns a Necklace to the Jewish Nation

Project HEART, whose mission is to restore assets to Holocaust victims, reports first success just in time for Yom Hashoah.

Project HEART Returns a Necklace to the Jewish Nation

Hundreds Gather for Yom HaShoah Vigil at Iran's UN Mission

"Amalek lives on in the form of Ahmadinejad and others who represent an existential peril to Israel," rabbi says.

Hundreds Gather for Yom HaShoah Vigil at Iran's UN Mission

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Chava Pressburger

The story of Chava, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Chava Pressburger

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Yona (Janek) Fuchs

The story of Yona, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Yona (Janek) Fuchs

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Andrei Calarasu

The story of Andrei, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Andrei Calarasu

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Dina Buchler-Chen

The story of Dina, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Dina Buchler-Chen

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Avraham Aviel

The story of Avraham, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Torch Lighter Avraham Aviel

Story of Holocaust Survivor Simcha Applebaum, 2011 Torch Lighter

The story of Simcha, one of the six torch lighters of the official opening ceremony of this year's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day.

Story of Holocaust Survivor Simcha Applebaum, 2011 Torch Lighter