Aiding Nazis in Mass Killing of Jews

Father Desbois is on a mission to expose the Holocaust’s hidden crimes.

Behind Enemy Lines: Jewish Woman who Spied on Nazis

German soldiers thought she was a blonde bimbo looking for her Nazi fiancé. How did this courageous Jew from an Orthodox family become a spy?

Gino Bartali: The Superstar who Defied the Fascists

One of the greatest cyclists of all time risked his life to save thousands of Jews.

The French Resistance Socialite Heroine who Saved 60 Jewish Children

Everyone should know about Suzanne Spaak’s remarkable courage.

El Salvador’s Schindler who Saved 25,000 Jews

Jose Castellanos Contreras rescued 20 times more Jews than Oskar Schindler. Everyone should know his story.

What Happened to Me in Auschwitz

Renee Salt’s raw and riveting testimony. Make the time to watch it, you won't regret it.

Wladyslaw Kowalski: The Polish Officer who Saved 49 Jews

Risking his life, Kowalski’s house in Warsaw became a shelter for Jewish refugees.

What the Germans Knew

Recently published diaries present an unique and damning insider's view of Nazi Germany.

102-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Meets His Nephew for First Time

Eliyahu Pietruszka thought his entire family had died. Watch the moving video of him meeting the nephew he didn't know existed.

Ida and Louise Cook’s Remarkable Rescue Mission

Using their avid opera-going as a cover, the British sisters saved dozens of Jews in Nazi Europe.

A Nazi in the Family

Three years ago I discovered that my grandfather was a member of the SS and arrested for crimes against humanity.

The ‘Italian Wallenberg’ who Saved Over 5000 Hungarian Jews

Posing as a Spanish ambassador in Hungary, Giorgio Perlasca risked his life to save 5218 Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps.

I Have a Message for You: A Short Film

A haunting film about one survivor’s unfathomable decision to save herself and the surprising denouement.

A Soldier’s Return to Germany to Avenge His Family’s Deaths

Henry Birnbrey, a Kindertransport survivor, helped liberate a death train in the heart of Nazi Germany.

The Forger: The Heroic, Life-Saving Work of Adolfo Kaminsky

As a teenager, Adolfo Kaminsky saved thousands of lives by forging passports to help children flee the Nazis.

Nazi Concentration Camps on British Soil

Jewish slave laborers were worked to death in Alderney, a small Channel Island.

The Unlikely Hero who Saved Thousands of Jews

Even though he lacked the necessary experience, Varian Fry risked his life to save Jews in Vichy France because no one else was going to do it.

Chained Melody: A Violin “Recital” in Auschwitz

A moving depiction of a true event that occurred one evening in the concentration camp.

Holocaust Suitcase Packs Stories of Survival

Paula Gris’s childhood ended at age three.

The Red ‘J’ of October

As a boy in Germany, seeing that Judenstempel on his passport made him realize that for the Nazis he was nothing but a Jewish object.

The Holocaust Survivor and the SS Guard

Judy Meisel is one of the last people alive who can help finger a former SS guard who tormented her at the Stuttof concentration camp.

Rosh Hashanah Cards from the Holocaust

A glimpse into some of the ways Jews before, during and immediately after the Holocaust marked the New Year.

Mary Elmes: A Quiet Heroine

An unknown Irish heroine risked her life to save 200 Jewish children from the Nazis.

It Could Not Happen Here

Giving voice to my uncle’s sacred memories of the Holocaust.

My Mother-in-Law: Jewish Heroine and Nazi Killer

The thrilling, true story of Rachel Blum’s struggle to survive in a world bent on destroying her.

The Portuguese Consul who Disobeyed Orders to Save Jewish Lives

Aristidies De Sousa Mendes paid a heavy price for his moral courage.

The Secret Schindler: Mauricio Hochschild

Newly discovered documents reveal that a reviled Bolivian tycoon was one of the greatest heroes of the Holocaust who rescued over 9,000 Jews.

France & the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup

In July, 1942, over 13,000 Jews, including 4,000 children, were arrested and placed in hellish conditions in the Paris Velodrome to be delivered to the Nazi killing machine.

Holy Fire, Holy Music: The Piaseczna Niggun

A moving music video about the Piaseczna Rebbe, Rav Kalonymus Kalman Shapira.

Surviving the Holocaust

Eva Kohan attributes her survival entirely to God.

Auschwitz Violins and the Jewish State

Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home.

My Greatest Victory as a Holocaust Survivor

Observing Passover was my act of resistance that connected me to my people.

Greater than Angels: Interview with Pearl Benisch

With sadness, we report that Pearl Benisch has passed away at the age of 100.

Born Inside a Cave

Hershel Greenblat’s incredible story of resistance and freedom.

Let Us Remember

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day

An Open Door: Amazing Story of Jewish Rescue in the Philippines

When the world closed its doors to refugees, President Manuel Quezon saved 1200 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

J.K. Rowling, Voldemort and Hitler

At what age is it appropriate to start teaching young children about the Holocaust?

Marion Pritchard: Rescuer of Dutch Jews

The heroic woman rescued scores of Dutch Jews during the Holocaust, and has died at the age of 96.

The Nazi Doctor who Saved a Jewish G.I.

Robert Levine was captured by the Nazis. As his life hung in balance, his dog tags revealed that he was Jewish.

Remembering Pearl Benisch

The Jewish world has lost a towering hero.

Distorting the Holocaust

The de-Judaization of the Holocaust renders it devoid of its major message.

Friendship Forged in Dachau

Sidney Shafner was one of the first U.S. soldiers to reach Dachau, where he saved Marcel Levy.

Staying Jewish Against All Odds

Raised by Christians as part of the Kindertransport, a 7-year-old girl clings to her Jewish identity.

An American in Auschwitz

My great-grandparents were murdered by the Nazis, but they are a powerful living presence in my life.

Connecting to the Holocaust

Our daughter was twinned with a girl from Luboml, Poland who perished in the Holocaust. Then the past came to life.

Love Letters of the Holocaust

Elizabeth Luz sent back and forth over 1,000 letters between hidden children and their parents during the Holocaust.

Forgiving the Impossible

During the Holocaust, my grandmother gave up everything for her closest friend, only to be abandoned in return.

Sunset over Auschwitz

I accompanied my grandfather, Howard Kleinberg, to Auschwitz where I heard him tell his harrowing – and miraculous – story to a group of students.

Forgetting the Holocaust

Eventually, everything is forgotten. Even the worst crime in history.

Meet Frida Berger, Have a Piece of Cake

Frida Berger is a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor whose life is devoted to giving, especially through cooking and baking.

Receive the Aish.com Weekly Email

Sign up to our Aish Weekly Update Jewsletter.

Our privacy policy