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This Floating Nazi Barrack Was (Accidentally) Bombed at Sea

By On November 30, 2016

When you think of tragedy at sea, the names Titanic and St. Louis probably come to mind. But don’t forget the German luxury liner S.S. Cap Arcona. Built in 1926, the Cap… Read More


An Italian Mob Boss at the Lakewood Yeshiva

By On November 1, 2013

As the story goes, during the height of World War II, Rav Aharon Kotler, founder of the Lakewood Yeshiva, learned that several young Polish rabbinical students were detained in Italy. Fearful of these bochers’… Read More


The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz

By On May 8, 2013

You probably know that very few families survived Auschwitz intact. But did you know that among them was a family with dwarfism? Born in Transylvania, 7 of the 10 Ovitz children inherited their father’s short stature.… Read More


One Fat Pharaoh

By On December 10, 2011

How did the Israelites escape from their slavery in Egypt? If you trust Roy L. Moody, a doctor who visited Egypt in the 1920s, their miraculous rescue was due in no small part to the corpulence of… Read More