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The Righteous Gentile Who Wasn’t One

By On October 4, 2013

It’s always sad when your hero gets knocked off his pedestal. But it’s shocking when that hero turns out to have a been an enthusiastic Nazi who got falsely credited with saving… Read More


Escaping the Holocaust in the Circus

By On August 24, 2012

In Europe, circuses used to travel across national borders, spending weeks moving through forests and little-used trails, and then set up shop in small villages. During the direst parts of World War II,… Read More


Crowdsourcing the Holocaust

By On July 14, 2011

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Israel, has an unexpected new ally in its efforts to chronicle the Nazi atrocities: Google. Each day, Yad Vashem gets literally hundreds of requests for information about Holocaust victims.… Read More


A Virtual Jerusalem

By On November 12, 2010

Virtual reality hasn’t yet figured out a way for us to taste computerized falafel or feel the dirt on the  Western Wall. But on one website, you can still pay a visit to… Read More