Holocaust Headlines

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

State Hanukka candle-lighting ceremony dedicated to Holocaust survivors

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, New York City and Berlin attended Hanukka candle-lighting ceremonies held in their honor on Thursday. In Jerusalem, the official state candle-lighting ceremony was, for the first time, dedicated to survivors and their reemergence from darkness into light, at the initiative of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) … Read More

Lighting Hanukkah Candles Under the Swastika’s Shadow

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Millions of Jews around the world will light a menorah to celebrate Hanukkah. Akiva Mansbach will be one of them. But his isn’t just any menorah. In its multigenerational life, its light has also touched the darkness. In Kiel, Germany, in 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and his wife, Rachel, lit the menorah and placed … Read More