Fred ‘The Furrier’ Schwartz, Driver Of Auschwitz Shul Restoration, Dies At 83

08/11/2016 - 10:40

(JTA) — Fred Schwartz, a New York-area philanthropist and businessman who marketed affordable mink, sable and fox under the name “Fred the Furrier,” has died at 83.

Our R-Rated Presidential Campaign

I don’t want my young granddaughters watching the television coverage of presidential campaign because so much is simply unsuitable for children. 

What should be a unique learning experience about American democracy in action has become an R-rated assault on the senses.

I've never seen one like this. Not Nixon's dirty tricks, not LBJ's daisy petals, not George H.W. Bush's Willy Horton (if you don't remember, Google them).

When A Dutch Jewish Woman Taught SS Officers How To Dance

08/17/2015 - 20:00

Even before Nazi racial laws turned her into a wanted person in her native Netherlands, Roosje Glaser had limited patience for rules.

Roosje Glaser, left, with her dance students during an excursion in 1942. JTA

German Court Cancels Trial For Auschwitz Medic, 94

06/22/2015 - 20:00

Berlin – A German court will not put on trial a 94-year-old man who was charged as an accomplice in thousands of murders at Auschwitz,  saying he was mentally unfit to stand trial.

Survivor Confronts Nazi Guard At Trial

Indiana’s Eva Kor, face to face with Oskar Groening during recess in German court.

04/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

It happened during the lunch recess Tuesday, the first day of the trial in Germany of the former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of complicity in the murder of Hungarian Jews who were sent to the gas chambers in the summer of 1944.

Eva Kor approaching Oskar Groening during a recess in trial of Auschwitz guard. Courtesy of Eva Kor

A Glimpse Of Auschwitz

On the anniversary of its liberation, Auschwitz survivors returned. For everybody else, there are new ways to learn about the camps, from drones to cartoons.

Lauder, Spielberg Warn Of Rising Anti-Semitism

01/26/2015 - 19:00

Krakow, Poland — European leaders must do more to combat rising anti-Semitism on their home turf, Jewish leaders urged on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

1.5 Million Visitors To Auschwitz Museum In ’14 Sets Mark

01/04/2015 - 19:00

More than 1.5 million people visited the former Auschwitz concentration camp in 2014, setting a record.

The Galloping Ghost

The strange equine afterlife of a Holocaust hero.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Long before Auschwitz was associated with crematoria it was associated with the afterlife. Long before the Shoah, it was believed even elsewhere in Central Europe that “anyone who merited to be buried [in the Jewish cemetery there] would not suffer travails at the time of resurrection.”

Roza Robata. Ciechanov Yizkor Book
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