October 21, 2012 2:40pm
Despite his reputation as a pacifist, George McGovern said the Allies should have bombed Auschwitz — an episode with which the late senator and presidential candidate had a little-known personal connection — writes the founding director of a Washington Holocaust institute.
May 25, 2012 6:35pm
Polish underground figure Jan Karski played a key role in delivering news about the genocide of Europe’s Jews during World War II. On May 29, he will receive, posthumously, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
April 30, 2012 7:06pm
Benzion Netanyahu, who died this week at age 102, played a little-known role in American history that has some parallels with his son, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
March 12, 2012 7:51pm
In the debate over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Auschwitz is relevant — notably the failure to bomb the death camp — writes the director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.
February 26, 2012 6:58pm
Rafael Medoff () WASHINGTON (JTA) — The news that a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic recently conducted a posthumous proxy baptism of Anne Frank, the most famous diarist of the Holocaust, undoubtedly will cause some offense in the Jewish community. Evidently the baptizers believe they were saving Anne’s soul. Of greater significance, however, is…
January 26, 2012 8:52pm
With remarks by a Jerusalem mufti echoing a controversy from the World War II era, the co-author of an upcoming book about Herbert Hoover and the Jewish vote says all sides would do well to keep in mind what 1948 says about the potential electoral impact of Middle East politics.
October 31, 2011 7:21pm
Most American Christian leaders strongly condemned the Kristallnacht pogrom that the Nazis carried out against Germany’s Jews 73 years ago next week, but the words of condemnation were not always accompanied by calls for action, writes the director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.
August 9, 2011 3:23pm
It’s important that the 1940s’ rescue activists known as the Bergson Group are finally receiving the recognition they deserve to ensure historical accuracy, to promote Jewish unity and, most of all, to help inspire a new generation of activists, writes the director of the The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.
June 1, 2011 10:01pm
With Benjamin Netanyahu’s success in attracting bipartisan support in Washington, the prime minister is following in the footsteps of his father, who accomplished a similar feat 67 years ago, writes historian Rafael Medoff.
March 30, 2011 11:25pm
By intervening in Libya, America’s leaders are recognizing a role for historical lessons in shaping policy decisions — a welcome change from the attitudes of some of their predecessors, writes the director of a Holocaust studies institute.