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  • Originally published 04/25/2017

    500 Years After Expulsion, Sicily’s Jews Reclaim a Lost History

    More than 500 years after Sicily’s Jews were banished from this island in 1492, a nascent Jewish community is planting fresh roots in the Sicilian capital, reclaiming a lost, often painful, history, this time with the aid of the local diocese.

  • Originally published 01/24/2016

    The Jew Who Silenced America’s Earliest Anti-Semites

    Gil Troy

    Americans besieged by today’s hateful rhetoric would be wise to look up Jacob Henry, whose seminal defense of his own faith—and others’—was once memorized by schoolchildren everywhere.

  • Originally published 08/03/2015

    A salute lost to history

    Hannah Schwarz explores a 1934 photo that appears to show Jewish children in Pittsburgh giving the Nazi salute

  • Originally published 03/01/2015

    Guarding Denmark’s Jewish Heritage

    For two centuries, Denmark’s strategy of not treating Jews differently has been highly successful. Yet the threat from violent extremists is now undeniable, and no one can guarantee that a similar attack won’t happen again.

  • Originally published 02/09/2015

    Surviving the Nazis, Only to Be Jailed by America

    Eric Lichtblau

    Largely lost to history is the cruel reality of what “liberation” actually meant for hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors discovered barely alive in the Nazi camps.

  • Originally published 02/03/2015

    The twins of Auschwitz

    Andy Walker

    When the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz death camp 70 years ago many of the prisoners had been killed or marched away by the retreating Nazis. But among those left were some twin children - the subject of disturbing experiments by Dr Josef Mengele.

  • Originally published 01/27/2015

    The voices of Auschwitz

    The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Nazi concentration camp could mark the last major commemoration for many Holocaust survivors

  • Originally published 01/26/2015

    How Auschwitz Is Misunderstood

    Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

    That misunderstanding distorts what we think about the Holocaust, and about the Nazis themselves.

  • Originally published 08/02/2014

    The Myth of Jewish Passivity

    Richard Middleton-Kaplan

    The myth that Jews went passively like sheep to slaughter in the Holocaust remains maddeningly persistent. In actuality, voluminous historical documentation attests to the fact that Jews resisted whenever, wherever, and however it was possible.