About the Author


Dr. Rafael Medoff

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and author of more than twenty books about American Jewish history and the Holocaust. His latest book is The Rabbi of Buchenwald: The Life and Times of Herschel Schacter (New York, 2021)


Why Were the Graves of So Many Jewish GIs Marked by a Cross?

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and a group of dedicated volunteers, Jewish heroes are finally being buried with a Star of David.

The Rabbi of Buchenwald

Liberating the concentration camp changed Rabbi Herschel Schacter's life.

Blaming Israel for Saving Lives

New York Times blames Israel for creating more friction with Syria by saving 400 Syrian civilians.

Excusing FDR’s Indifference to Jews in the Holocaust

The Holocaust Museum’s exhibit makes excuses for ignoring genocide.

Confronting General Eisenhower Over Allies’ Refusal to Bomb Auschwitz

In a direct and sharp rebuke, the Klausenberger Rebbe said the Americans and England shared in the guilt along with Hitler.

Palestinian’s Modern Blood Libel

‘Poisoning’ accusations are a Palestinian tradition.

Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?

One possible answer to Pope Francis’s question.

The Infamous British White Paper

75 years ago the “death sentence for the Jews” was handed down while the U.S. remained silent.

Hitler on Trial

With the American press whitewashing the Nazi dictator, Jewish organizations staged a mock trial at Madison Square Gardens.

Stars of David: Henry Wallace

The former VP was a passionate supporter of Israel who turned Truman’s Mideast arms embargo into a major campaign issue in the 1948 elections.

Sidney Lumet’s Forgotten Role

Standing up for the Zionist cause and for black civil rights.

Exposing Auschwitz

Rudolf Vrba's report saved 200,000 Hungarian Jews. It could have saved three times that number.

Kristallnacht And The World's Response

The free world's muted reaction to the Kristallnacht pogrom foreshadowed the terrible silence with which it would greet the Nazis' Final Solution.

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