Holocaust Headlines

Discovery Channel and PBS to air Holocaust documentaries for Yom Hashoah

Friday, April 26, 2019

JTA — Alan Moskin served in Patton’s 3rd Army as it liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp. The experience, he said in an unintentional wordplay, was “tattooed right here on my heart, on my soul.” He didn’t share what he saw — not with his parents or siblings, not his wife and children — until 50 … Read More

Shocking Einstein letters, revealing ‘Hitler-insanity,’ up for auction

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A series of letters from Albert Einstein will be auctioned later this week, with the messages touching on a number of topics, including his thoughts on Jewish people’s rights to defend themselves, the rise of anti-Semitism at the time and “Hitler-insanity.” The three letters, all published prior to the start of World War II, give fresh … Read More

Vatican to open archives on WWII-era pope accused of silence on Holocaust

Monday, March 4, 2019

Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews for staying silent on the Holocaust. Francis told officials and personnel of the Vatican Secret Archives that the archive would be … Read More

UK spy agency celebrates agent who saved 10,000 Jews from Holocaust

Friday, February 2, 2018

The chief of Britain’s spy agency made a rare public tribute to a spy who, during the years leading up to World War II, saved an estimated 10,000 German Jews by issuing them visas while posing as a bureaucrat at the British embassy in Berlin, even risking his safety to hide some Jews in his … Read More

Granddaughter of diplomat who saved Jewish refugees keeping his spirit alive

Monday, January 29, 2018

Madoka Sugihara, 51, never had a chance to hear directly from her grandfather Chiune Sugihara about his heroic efforts as a Japanese diplomat during World War II to issue visas to help thousands of Jews escape from Nazi persecution. But through the stories of the offspring of the survivors who were offered the “Visas for … Read More