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"Perhaps we should consider the moral issue here."

ADL's Foxman Sets Retirement Date; Obama Calls Him 'Irreplaceable'

Search underway for successor after 27 years; leader will serve as part-time consultant

02/10/2014 - 19:00

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.

Foxman will step down on July 20, 2015, according to an announcement Monday by the ADL.

Abraham Foxman: ADL was 'perfect vehicle.' David Karp/JTA

The Last Prisoners Of World War II

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

This week, the plundering of Holocaust-era art comes to the big screen with the release of the star-studded Hollywood movie, “The Monuments Men,” the dramatic story of a small section of the Allied armies that was devoted to protecting the culture of Europe during the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of items of art and Judaica were looted by the Nazis in one of the greatest thefts in history. 

Gideon Taylor

Holocaust Memorial Day Marked Through Europe

01/27/2014 - 19:00

For many decades, the Nazis’ murder of six million European Jews was marked on different dates in different countries on the continent, based on significant wartime dates in each land.

Photo By AFP/Getty Images

Memorial To Gay Shoah Victims Inaugurated In Tel Aviv Park

12/10/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A municipal-funded memorial to gay victims of the Holocaust, both Jews and non-Jews, was inaugurated on Tuesday in Tel Aviv’s Meir Park, according to Haaretz. It is the country’s first.

Kristallnacht, 75 Years Later

11/05/2013 - 19:00
Editorial

Seventy-five years ago this weekend the world failed a test.

Throughout Germany and parts of Austria the Nazis carried out an extensive pogrom. There were attacks on Jewish individuals and sites on Nov. 9-10,1938, leaving at least 91 Jews dead, some 30,000 arrested and interned in concentration camps, and more than 1,000 synagogues and 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses destroyed.

‘Last Shot’ To Preserve History

With book, N.Y. survivor, 83, breaks decades-long silence about harrowing Shoah experiences.
11/05/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

In the end, the silence, and the burden of history, were too much to bear.

So when an inquisitive niece began asking him about the war years, Marian Rosenbloom finally opened up about his harrowing Holocaust experiences and about how, on a cold January day in 1943, when he was 13, he simply walked out of the Warsaw Ghetto in hopes of surviving the Nazis.

Survivor Marian Rosenbloom, right, with his niece, Susan Rostan and her husband.

Something Sinister In The Polish Soil

Grave matters in ‘Aftermath,’ which borrows cleverly from the horror film genre.
10/31/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It is oddly appropriate that the new Polish drama “Aftermath” is opening on Nov. 1, in the midst of the Halloween movie season. The film, written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski, is structured like a horror film, uses the tropes of the supernatural thriller boldly and deftly, and has its roots in the appalling realities of Jewish life and death in Poland in the 1940s. In short, it’s a Shoah film, but one that trades elements of that burgeoning genre for the familiar lineaments of another, older kind of filmmaking.

"Aftermath" is handsome, and horrifying.

ADL Sees Slight Decline In U.S. Anti-Semitism

At centennial conference, survey cites sharp decline in hateful attitudes among blacks and Hispanics.
10/30/2013 - 20:00

Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League timed for release at the centennial meeting of its national commission in Manhattan this week.

This year's percentage of anti-Semites represents a steep drop from the first survey in 1964. ADL Media

‘This Isn’t Your Bubbe’s Holocaust Play’

Almost 20 years after a troubled Off-Broadway run, Donald Margulies’ Shoah-themed dark comedy ‘The Model Apartment’ is back.
10/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week.

It was anything but a model production. Soon after Donald Margulies’ Holocaust-themed black comedy, “The Model Apartment,” premiered Off Broadway at Primary Stages in 1995, its lead actor, Paul Stolarsky, repeatedly called in sick and then abruptly left the company. Another actor stepped in and, script in hand, tried to rescue the production. But the play’s run had been compromised, despite positive reviews, including one from Ben Brantley of The New York Times that called it a “glowing reminder of the particular pungency and intelligence” of Margulies’ work. Now, hoping for better luck, the same company is reviving the play; it opens next Tuesday evening in Midtown.

Kathryn Grody portrays an aging Holocaust survivor in Donald Margulies' "The Model Apartment."
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