(RNS) In new diary translations, we may see Anne Frank differently — perhaps more as a Jew who knew that questioning the world is a gift from God.
Articles tagged “World War II”
LOS ANGELES (RNS) In the wake of the San Bernadino attacks and proposals to restrict Muslim immigration, some Japanese Americans are remembering the backlash against their parents and grandparents after the Pearl Harbor attack in World War II, and are expressing support for American Muslims.
At a rally in 2010, Marine Le Pen likened Nazi occupation during World War II to Muslim street prayers “because that is clearly an occupation of the territory.”
TOKYO — Chiune Sugihara defied government orders and issued travel visas allowing thousands of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi persecution in 1940.
The 94-year-old man was convicted as accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and sentenced to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.
LONDON (Reuters) A man who became known as the “British Schindler” for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II has died.
(RNS) More than 55 years since its publication, Henry Wouk’s “This is My God” retains its place as a guidebook to Judaism.
RIGA, Latvia (Reuters) There were 210 synagogues in Latvia before World War II; today, there are only two synagogues operating.
(RNS) The idea for the museum comes from Austrian historian Andreas Maislinger, who says the “House of Responsibility” will allow students and young people to do research on crimes against humanity and World War II.