Tag: Holocaust

Palestinian Authority schoolbooks deny Holocaust, legitimize Munich massacre

Children in the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA  began their school year on Sept. 1, only instead of the promised education reforms, their schools continue to use the same books that have been heavily criticized...

Approaching the Holocaust as a Moral Choice: Part VII: Providing Legitimacy for Murdering Civilians

Providing Legitimacy for Murdering Civilians When the German officers who fired on innocent women, children and the elderly were lawyers, their academic status is certain to have influenced the soldiers under their command. A comparable...

Unpacking the Transmission of Holocaust Trauma

The author of The Holocaust: Does Judaism Believe in Gilgul? Transmigration of Souls begins with a wonderful quote from the famed psychologist Carl Gustav Jung: “Rationalism and doctrinairism are the diseases of our time; they pretend to...

We must stop the powerful use of words as inciteful education – opinion

Three weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau for the first time with March of the Living on Holocaust Remembrance Day. As I walked with Jews from the Diaspora and Israel,...

What are Harvard students taught about Israel?

Much has written about the recent endorsement of BDS by the editors of The Harvard Crimson, the Harvard student newspaper. But how do you suppose Harvard students got that way? Could it have anything...

FDR, the Media & the Holocaust

Dr. Rafael Medoff is the founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and the author of more than 20 books about Jewish history and the Holocaust. His latest book is America...

Lessons from Nazi Holocaust that can help guide a world in turmoil

This year’s Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day - was observed yesterday. In Israel, a wailing siren brought everything and everyone to stand silently across the country. Traffic came to a halt as people...

Professor Irwin Cotler on Yom HaShoah

Yom Hashoah - National Holocaust Remembrance Day - is a poignant and painful historical moment of remembrance and reminder - of bearing witness - of learning and acting upon the enduring and universal lessons...

Premature euphoria

The recent passing of a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly sponsored by Israel (and others) has caused much jubilation. A closer analysis of the situation however reveals more disturbing aspects which should give...

The story of Germany’s capitulation to Palestinian terrorism

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1970, an El Al flight took off from Israel, headed for London. The plane was carrying 52 passengers and 11 crew members. Passengers included actress Hannah Meron and actor Assi...