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Jewish history


  • The Rabbi, the Telegram, and the Holocaust

    by Rafael Medoff

    Seventy-seven years ago today, a telegram bearing a horrifying and unforgettable message reached America’s foremost Jewish leader. It revealed the first comprehensive details about the systematic mass murder that would come to be known as the Holocaust


  • FDR's Token Jewish Refugee Shelter

    by Rafael Medoff

    Granting temporary refuge was a way of addressing the life-and-death crisis that Europe’s Jews faced, without incurring the wrath of those who opposed permanent immigration.


  • The Truth About the Holocaust and Holocaust Education

    by Ira Bedzow and Stacy Gallin

    A high school principal was removed from his position after refusing to admit that the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event.” This is not only unacceptable, it is irresponsible. One does not need to be a professional historian to know that the Holocaust occurred.



  • A Holocaust Story for the Social Media Generation

    Eva’s Instagram account, based on a diary kept by the real Eva Heyman in 1944, goes live Wednesday afternoon for the start of Israel’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day.



  • A ballad in the key of 4G

    by Edwin Black

    One family's history and intergenerational story of survival and hope.