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Why Jews’ Names Are Etched Onto Sidewalks Across Europe

By On March 6, 2017

In European cities like Berlin, Vienna, and Rome, with their striking architecture, gardens, and monuments, you’d be forgiven for not looking down once in a while. But if you did, you might notice a… Read More

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The Berlin Group Reviving Yiddish Music Lost in the Holocaust

By On January 27, 2017

The year was 1935, and Willy Rosen – a popular Jewish cabaret singer in Berlin – was performing a fun new song called, “At the Golden Snail Inn,” which he recorded in… Read More

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The Online Holocaust ‘Selfie’ Art That Set the Internet Ablaze

By On January 26, 2017

You may have seen it: YOLOCAUST, a short-lived online gallery that transformed Holocaust-themed glamour selfies into historic scenes of horror, complete with corpses. Shahak Shapira, the Israeli artist behind the project, wanted to draw… Read More

The Surprising Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay
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The Surprising Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay

By On August 4, 2016

The Olympics are supposed to be a time when the world unites to celebrate elite athletes, but it has long been a complicated event for Jews. The Munich massacre of Israeli athletes… Read More

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Berlin and Omaha’s Incredible New Synagogue-Mosque-Churches

By On December 21, 2015

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a bar… But actually, this isn’t a joke, or a bar. It’s an extraordinary new building called the House of One, which will… Read More

How Berlin Came to Host the Biggest Shabbat Ever
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Berlin Just Hosted the Biggest Shabbat Meal Ever

By On August 7, 2015

The logistics of a big Shabbat meal can be a bit daunting—especially so when over 2,000 Jewish men and women attend. On a recent evening in Berlin, exactly 2,322 Jews converged for… Read More

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The Jewish Fashion Photographer of Nazi Germany

By On February 10, 2014

There was a time when Else Neuländer-Simon, known as Yva, was the premier fashion and portrait photographer of her day. Born in Germany to a Jewish middle-class family, Yva opened her own photography… Read More

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Gays, Gypsies and Jews

By On January 23, 2012

A lot has been said about a new wave of anti-Semitism rocking the world–but there’s been significantly less rocking out against anti-Semitism. That’s why the bizarre song “Gay, Gypsy and Jew” by the Berlin-based… Read More