A Magic Trick in Auschwitz

For Werner Reich. magic sparked a crumb of hope during the Holocaust.

Breaking into Auschwitz

Witold Pilecki heroically volunteered to enter Auschwitz where he organized a secret resistance.

Photographing the Lodz Ghetto

Henryk Ross risked his life to document Nazi atrocities in the Lodz Ghetto.

Talking with Angels

Margit (Gitta) Mallasz, swimming champion, artist and writer, saved 100 Jewish women and children in Budapest.

Sabotaging the German V-2 Rocket

The heroic actions of 200 inmates at Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp is the subject of new film, “Dirty Bomb.”

The Holocaust Survivor Who Captured Amon Goth

Josef Levkovich’s dramatic encounters with the villain of Schindler’s List. An Aish.com exclusive.

The Kaliver Rebbe, Rabbi of the Holocaust, Dies at Age 96

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, who carried the scars and memory of the Holocaust, has died in Jerusalem aged 96.

The Jewish People Lives

There is no greater victory over the enemies of the Jewish people than living as proud, strong and connected Jews.

The Courage to Defy: Paul Gruninger Risked Everything to Rescue Jewish Refugees

How the football-playing Swiss policeman chose morality and compassion over his career.

Smuggled Out of Kovno Ghetto in a Sack

Arik Brik was a young boy when he survived the Holocaust. He moved to Israel with his family where he reached great prominence.

Gathering Clouds

A gripping story that takes place in the Amsterdam ghetto, 1943 – as experienced by the author’s father.

The Last Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto

Survivors testify about an epic Seder held in underground bunkers as the Nazis sought to liquidate the last Jews of Warsaw Ghetto.

I’m Not a German; I’m a Jew: A Passover Video

Why do we celebrate that in every generation enemies will try to eradicate the Jews?

Photographing 830 Holocaust Survivors

John and Amy Israel Pregulman have made it their mission to help elderly Holocaust survivors.

With Mengele in Auschwitz

After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust, Yantu Weisz lived independent and strong till age 109.

The Book of Fire

As a child, the horrors of the Holocaust mirrored the incendiary chaos of my home life.

Nagasaki and Holocaust Survivors: An Unlikely Love Story

Through faith and courage, John and Sonja Franken’s love was meant to be.

Moments before Being Gassed at Auschwitz, A Mother’s Letter

Vilma Grunwald’s haunting letter to her husband, written right before her murder.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Italian Heroism in the Holocaust

A bestselling novel is reminding readers of real-life cases of Italian heroism in the face of danger.

Muslim Heroes of the Holocaust

Four remarkable stories that some Muslims don’t want to be publicized.

Georges Loinger Smuggled 350 Jewish Children to Safety

This French Jewish hero recently died at the age of 108.

The Kind Aryan: Wehrmacht Major Eberhard Helmrich

Eberhard and Donata Helmrich were a heroic, righteous couple who risked their lives to save Jews.

Simcha Rotem: The Last Surviving Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Fighter

The heroic Jew died this past Shabbat at the age of 94.

Selma Engel, Witness to Sobibor

Woman who told the world about the secret death camp passes away at age 96.

My Grandfather, the Walking Miracle

Enduring 18 concentration camps, he was saved by a shovel, a siren, and horse manure.

The Secret Mission of Castellanos and Mandl

One of the largest rescue missions during the Holocaust is also one of its least known.

Hiding from the Nazi Downstairs

Elsa Koditschek hid under the noses of the SS family who’d stolen her home.

The Oyneg Shabbes Archive Collections: The Wills of Israel Lichtenstein and Gele Sekstein

The vast archive buried under the Warsaw Ghetto included these two wills that describe their lives and lament the fate of Europe’s Jews.

Emanuel Ringelblum: The Oyneg Shabbes Underground Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto

The archive remains the largest collection of Jewish documentation detailing the fate of the Jews under Nazi rule.

Friend of the Jews: How Dr. Adelaide Hautval Defied the Nazis and Saved Jewish Lives

Standing up for Jews, Dr. Hautval was sent to Auschwitz where she was asked to assist in medical experiments performed in Block 10.

Yom Kippur in Bergen Belsen

For a little while, we forgot the straw, the supervisors and the prison.

The Belgian Priest who Saved 400 Jews

Dom Bruno joined the resistance and at great risk to his life established a network of hiding places for Jewish children.

Liberators and Survivors: The First Moments

The liberation of concentration camps by the US Army at the end of WWII.

All My Mothers: The Story of Yehudit Kleinman

Hidden and raised as a Christian in an convent, Yehudit had to make a fateful decision that would shape the course of her life.

Whose Child Are You?: The Story of Tswi Josef Herschel

Given to non-Jewish strangers by his parents when he was a baby, Tswi’s traumatic early years led him to fulfill the dreams of his murdered parents.

The Auschwitz Album: Visual Evidence of the Process Leading to the Mass Murder

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Mahler’s Niece & the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra

A century ago, one of Europe's great musicians tried to erase her Jewish heritage. Instead, she heroically saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

Orthodox Jewish Housewife behind Secret Deal to End the Holocaust

A new book reveals the fascinating story of Swiss Jews who convinced Himmler to destroy Auschwitz and stop exterminating Jews.

My Mother’s Courage

During the Holocaust my mother saved my father’s life at great risk to her own.

The Giro d'Italia's Secret Holocaust Hero and Cycling Champ

During WWII, record-breaking Italian cyclist Gino Bartali used his bicycle to smuggle forged documents, saving 800 Jews from death.

Under Swiss Protection

Carl Lutz accomplished more, with less fanfare, than any other Holocaust rescuer.

Embracing Life

Joshua Kaufman refuses to let his horrific Holocaust experiences stop him from joyfully living life.

Johan van Hulst Risked his Life to Save Jewish Children

van Hulst and his allies rescued 600 Jewish children. For the rest of his life his main regret was not saving more.

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