(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas’ grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Articles tagged “Holocaust”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Every day, I pray with the Psalms of David,” Pope Francis said. “My prayer is Jewish, then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian.”
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The journey of the ashes from Dachau to Durham is a remarkable story of a soldier’s witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust and his son’s commitment to finding them an honorable resting place.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israelis were moved when he kissed the hands of the Holocaust survivors. But some haven’t shaken the memory of centuries of anti-Semitism sparked by the Roman Catholic Church.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A three-foot sapling grown from the same Amsterdam tree graces the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, a symbol, lawmakers said, of the young girl’s abiding faith in humanity.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, many Jews are wondering whether the passage of time has done much to quell this nation’s troubling history of anti-Semitism.
(RNS) Reconciliation is easy to say but difficult to achieve. Especially when personal and historic memories of guilt, responsibility, shame, anger, distrust and pain are present. And most especially in the case of Germany and the Jewish people.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis is a devoted fan of artist Marc Chagall, and his favorite is Chagall’s “White Crucifixion,” which depicts Jesus on the cross, wrapped in a Jewish prayer shawl and encircled by scenes of endangered Jews. That tells us a lot about this pope, and the future of Christian-Jewish relations.