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Chicago’s 96-Year-Old Barber from Auschwitz Has Finally Retired

By On September 13, 2016

Benny “The Barber” Scheinkopf has closed up shop. After cutting hair for over 60 years in West Rogers Park, Chicago, the 96-year-old Auschwitz survivor has decided he has better things to do… Read More

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Eric Clapton Wrote a Soundtrack to Auschwitz

By On September 6, 2016

The world was a little perplexed when, a few years ago, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton played a show in Oswiecim, home of Auschwitz. Now the bluesman is back again—this time in the… Read More

Imagine: Israel Never Happened and the Jews All Live in Madagascar
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Imagine: Israel Never Happened and the Jews All Live in Madagascar

By On May 10, 2016

In one version of the alternate reality in which the Holocaust never happened and Israel was never established, there was the possibility of a very different outcome: the so-called African solution. In 1940,… Read More

Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New "Polish Death Camp" Plug-In
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Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New “Polish Death Camp” Plug-In

By On March 25, 2016

“Words can insult or distort reality,” announces a heavily promoted, ominous trailer made by the Auschwitz Museum: As such, the museum recently released a computer program offering the public “a simple tool for correcting memory errors… Read More

Opening Today, "Son of Saul" Changes Holocaust Films Forever
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“Son of Saul” Has Gone and Changed Holocaust Films Forever

By On December 18, 2015

Son of Saul, Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes’s powerful debut, begins out of focus and stays there for a disorienting amount of time. The haze clears on an ordinary workday in hell: Saul… Read More

Another Astonishingly Talented Jewish Painter Who Was Killed by the Third Reich
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Another Astonishingly Talented Jewish Painter Who Was Killed by the Third Reich

By On December 13, 2015

  April 1917, Berlin: one of the last century’s greatest Jewish painters is born. Yet hardly anyone knows her name. Charlotte Salomon grew up at a bad time. Her mother died young… Read More

The Most Offensive Game of Tag Ever
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The Most Offensive Game of Tag Ever

By On September 24, 2015

It seems to be open season for Auschwitz-themed blunders. Krakow’s Museum of Contemporary Art sits just south of the Vistula River, abutting Oskar Schindler’s famous factory. An hour west is Auschwitz. Whether… Read More

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Auschwitz’s Awesome New Showers

By On September 1, 2015

This is the kind of story that fully embodies the adage “truth is stranger than fiction.” This past weekend, temperatures in Poland leapt into the 100s. It was hot. So hot, in… Read More

But Did He Deserve to be Murdered by Fellow Jews?
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But Did He Deserve to be Murdered by Fellow Jews?

By On August 27, 2015

Seventy-one years ago today, on August 28, 1944, Jewish Sonderkommando Auschwitz inmates beat to death a man named Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski. Rumkowski, the former head of the Lodz Ghetto’s Council of Elders,… Read More

Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!
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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

By On July 15, 2015

  What language did Odysseus speak when he arrived home after his long journey? In Moshe Ha’elyon’s world–and new book–it’s Ladino. The 87-year old survivor of Auschwitz spent four years bringing Homer’s… Read More

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The Auschwitz Survivor Behind Haute Couture

By On June 9, 2015

At the age of 14, Martin Greenfield was uprooted from an idyllic Czechoslovakian childhood and deported to Auschwitz, where the notorious Doctor Mengele separated him from his family. One of his first… Read More

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The Simpsons Go to Auschwitz

By On March 11, 2015

SEE MORE OF THE “NEVER AGAIN” GALLERY HERE»»  You may have missed Italian artist aleXsandro Palombo’s work commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. You may be glad you did. For the… Read More

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