VATICAN CITY (RNS) A traditionalist Catholic breakaway group expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, who in 2009 sparked a major crisis in Jewish-Catholic relations for denying the Holocaust shortly before Pope Benedict XVI readmitted him to the church. By Alessandro Speciale.
Articles tagged “Holocaust”
(RNS) When Israel's most prominent Holocaust memorial was vandalized earlier this month with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic graffiti, many were shocked that those charged with the crime were observant Jews. But many Israelis were not surprised. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) A new documentary follows a tiny Torah — smuggled into a concentration camp and entrusted to a young boy, then taken to space by Israel's first astronaut — from hell on earth to space. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) It's a measure of Maurice Sendak's imagination that his stories — so infused with a very particular Jewishness — are absent evidence of Judaism or anything else besides a good read to his most important readers. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) Israel's Yad Vashem memorial contains the largest archive in the world of historic material related to the Holocaust and it has been intensifying its campaign to record the accounts of survivors. By Meredith Mandell.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (RNS) Another voice from the past is telling the stories of the Holocaust. Violins that outlived their owners in the Nazi camps and Jewish ghettos are being brought back to life by Amnon Weinstein in his shop in Tel Aviv, and will be unveiled for Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies. By Ken Garfield.