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Ups and downs — the Jewish story

At the annual Survivors’ Memorial, held last Sunday at EDOS, one of the speakers talked about the ups and downs of Jewish life. (I attended the memorial not as a...

Rexhep Hoxha, left, and Fatos Qoqja, pictured with a medal that Qoqja's father received for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Albanian Muslims saved Jews

TIRANA, Albania — Most anywhere else in Nazi-occupied Europe, an encounter with police would have likely sealed the fate of Jewish refugees like Nissim and Sarah...

Jan Zwartendijk pictured with one of the transit visas he issued.

Jan Zwartendijk: Unsung Holocaust hero

YAOTSU, Japan — Like other journalists and researchers, I traveled all the way to this rural area to gain a better understanding of the actions of Chiune Sugihara, one...

'The Unbowed Man' at the Khatyn Memorial in Belarus commemorates. (John Oldale/Wikimedia Commons)

Bombastic memorial in Khatyn reflects depth of destruction

By Abigail Pickus KHATYN, Belarus — Even by Soviet standards, the massive memorial complex near Minsk to the victims of Nazi atrocities stands out for its immense...

Poland: One year of truth

It is mind-boggling that in the face of overwhelming evidence there are still people who deny the Holocaust. Specifically, they deny the mass extermination of Jews by...

Donald Trump at the Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, April 25, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Trump denounces Holocaust

WASHINGTON — In a barrage of statements last week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets it: The Holocaust describes a...

Nazi steps out of the shadows — what would you do?

 you like spy novels, do not read this book. You will never read another spy novel. The scenarios in Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War are more terrifying and...

Relatives of Holocaust victims walk in a memorial march in the Lithuanian town of Moletai, Aug. 29, 2016.

Soccer agent and writer save memory of Holocaust in Lithuanian town

When Israeli soccer agent Tzvi Kritzer decided to build a monument in the Lithuanian town of Moletai (Malat in Yiddish), where most of his family was murdered during the...

Flowers and wreaths left at the memorial to the massacre at Jebwabne, July 10, 2016.

Seventy-five years since massacre at Jedwabne

JEDWABNE, Poland — As German army troops invaded eastern Poland, Ichak Lewin’s family fled their town of Wizna. On July 10, 1941, the Lewins approached the nearby...

L-r: Auschwitz survivors Chaim Schwimmer, Mordechai Eldar, Hershel Herskovic

Three Auschwitz survivors find each other

BALTIMORE — For over six decades, Chaim Schwimmer has thrown a kiddush every Simchat Torah, but it’s not only to celebrate the joyful holiday. The food and the...