As international ceremonies commemorateHolocaust Remembrance Day today, a new report revealed the sobering reality that, with little safety nets available, nearly one-third of an estimated 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel are poor. Continue reading
Maria Stroinska was 12 when she was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz. Imre Varsanyi was 14 and the only member of his family to survive. Zofia Wareluk was born in the camp, two weeks before thousands of prisoners were liberated on Jan 27, 1945. They are among the survivors of Auschwitz and today marks the 70th anniversary of that liberation day. Continue reading
When the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, tens of thousands of Jews applied for visas to anywhere. Among them, Paul Strnad and his wife Hedy, a dress designer. Ultimately, neither would get a visa to leave Czechoslovakia. Now, in an exhibit called “Stitching History from the Holocaust,” the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee is displaying the dresses Hedy once designed and could never realize. NewsHour special correspondent Martin Fletcher reports in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Television. Continue reading
In Poland Monday, thousands of students, among many others, marched between Auschwitz and Birkenau in memory of the millions killed during the Holocaust.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday. He was 85 years old and had been in a coma since 2006. NewsHour’s Margaret Warner reflects on the legacy of a man whose career spanned the entirety of Israel’s 65-year history. Continue reading
The new film “No Place on Earth” tells the incredible story of a small group of Jews who literally went underground, into caves, to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
Author Leslie Maitland speaks with Margaret Warner about her new book, “Crossing the Borders of Time,” which chronicles the story of a 15-year-old Jewish girl raised in Germany as the Nazis came to power and her star-crossed romance with an older French Catholic man. Continue reading
After surviving the Holocaust, Gerda Weissmann Klein emigrated to the United States where she has championed the values of immigrants and citizenship. Klein speaks with Judy Woodruff about her horrifying years in Nazi captivity and how the experience has inspired her work. Continue reading
On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz — a sprawling complex containing 48 labor and extermination camps where more than 1 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Continue reading