As a German Jew Raising a Family in America, I Did Not Sign Up for This

Julian Voloj, Kveller, 01/14/2021

I usually am not in favor of Nazi analogies because such comparisons downplay the horrors of the era, but so many events over the last years seemed to echo the past.

Surviving the Holocaust in Libya, Starting Over in Israel

Shay Lavi, Jewish&, 04/21/2020

Whenever we talk about my grandmother in my family, someone always says, “A stranger will not understand this.”

What made an anti-Semitic Spanish diplomat rescue 150 Macedonian Jews? His wife

Bernard Dichek, Times of Israel, 04/21/2020

New evidence shows that Julio Palencia was likely influenced by his Greek spouse, Zoe Dragoumis, to issue last-minute passports, pull 150 off trains – and adopt two Jewish children.

Reflections on Illness, Separation, and “BallinStadt,” My Family’s Ellis Island

Julian Voloj, Jewish&, 04/20/2020

The former emigration station in Hamburg has special meaning for me because both of my grandfathers departed for Colombia from there in the 1930s.

The Jewish Greek family that was saved in the Holocaust

Ilana Shtotland, Jerusalem Post, 04/12/2020

Corporon’s book, Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil, tells the unbelievable story of how the Savvas family was saved during the Shoah.

75 years After Auschwitz, Greek Survivor Continues to Inspire

Ethan Marcus, Jewish&, 01/27/2020

Reflecting on the liberation of Auschwitz, a young Greek Jew takes up the torch of memory.

A Brazilian soccer team wore Stars of David on their jerseys as a tribute to Kristallnacht

Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 11/07/2019

Players for one of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams wore Stars of David on their jerseys on Wednesday to remember Kristallnacht, or the 1938 Nazi pogrom that most mark as the beginning of the Holocaust.

Atonement: The Jewish case for black reparations

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 10/04/2019

“This [discrimination] is in my generation’s lifetime. This is not ancient history. There was an injustice done,” “So, the whole question is, what are you going to do about it?”

‘We Jews had nowhere to go’: Shanghailanders step into the spotlight to tell their stories

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 09/12/2019

As a 6-year-old Jewish girl in Berlin in 1939, Helga Silberberg was about to start a tumultuous journey.

A Muslim Who Saved Thousands of Jews from the Nazis

Rabbi Simchah Aaron Green, Jewish Exponent, 06/30/2016

The last few weeks, Jewish communities across the world listened once again as there were threats of genocidal violence alongside more Islamic State-generated terror and tragedy, all amid the specter of indiscriminate terror towards innocent travelers. These weeks seem to be the norm rather than the exception. These weeks seem to highlight what the world has not learned from decades of violence — especially violence against Jews.

What Ta-Nehisi Coates Can Learn From the Jewish Experience

Andrew Eli, Observer, 09/17/2015

For a generation—whether black, Jewish, or both—to forge its future, it needs to look ahead, and not just behind.

What's It Like To Be Black And Have A Famous Nazi Grandfather

Avner Shapira, Haaretz, 02/11/2015

An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.

Anne Frank on the Reservation

Anthony Boadle, Reuters, 01/22/2007

A Priest Embraces His Hidden Jewish Roots

Ingrid Peritz,, 05/11/2005