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  • Op-Ed: Crafting a Holocaust insurance solution that works

    Proposed congressional legislation is unlikely to work, but an independent monitor agreed upon by all parties could help quickly process outstanding Holocaust insurance claims, writes the vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.

  • Op-Ed: Keeping Holocaust memory alive — and sacred

    All of us, and our children and our children’s children, must discover the past by immersing ourselves as best we can in Holocaust survivors’ memories until they become a part of us, writes the vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.

  • Op-Ed: Exploiting the memory of child Holocaust victims is obscene

    The recent spectacle of haredi Orthodox Jewish boys wearing yellow stars of David and simulated striped black-and-white concentration camp uniforms at a demonstration in Jerusalem was reprehensible, writes vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, who lost his 5-year-old brother, among others, in the Holocaust.

  • Op-Ed: Auction of Mengele journals is an outrage

    An auction of Josef Mengele’s journal and other items of Nazi memorabilia is cause for outrage, writes Menachem Rosensaft, vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.

  • A Mother’s Day meditation rooted in Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz

    The vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants recalls how his mother helped save so many children at the Bergen-Belsen camp — and wonders how she found the strength to save others rather than focusing on her own survival.

  • Op-Ed: Kissinger apology for gas chambers remarks not enough

    Why not just move on after Henry Kissinger’s quasi-apology for his gas chambers remark? Because he never told President Nixon that he found Nixon’s bigotry against African-Americans, Irish, Italians and Jews offensive, the author writes.

  • Op-Ed: GOP must repudiate Limbaugh or be defined by him

    By tolerating and encouraging Rush Limbaugh’s inflammatory, offensive and vitriol-laced radio broadcasts, Republican leaders are fomenting racial and ethnic hatred that could have disastrous consequences for America, Menachem Rosensaft writes.

  • Op-Ed: Stop personal attacks on Claims Conference leaders

    Legitimate criticisms of the Claims Conference are fine, but they should focus on constructive solutions that benefit the survivors rather than engaging in disingenuous personal attacks, Menachem Rosensaft writes.

  • Op-Ed: Comparing Demjanjuk to Jesus is obscene

    After Patrick Buchanan likens Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk to Jesus Christ, Menachem Rosensaft wonders how MSNBC executives justify the political commentator’s continued appearances on their station.

  • Op-Ed: Vatican’s response to denial must be Holocaust education

    Students at Roman Catholic schools, universities and seminaries throughout the world must be taught not only that the Holocaust occurred, but that centuries of Christian anti-Semitism helped make it possible, a leading official of two survivors’ groups writes.