History

Rochelle Kokotek (oldest daughter) and family, 1942

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Her Family’s Only Survivor

Eleven-year-old Rochelle lay ill in the hospital when the Nazis sent her family to Auschwitz. Then a Christian family rescued her from certain death.

Colette - Oscar-winning Holocaust film

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And the Oscar Goes to… A Film About the Holocaust

A film about an elderly woman who confronts her own Holocaust history - in which she fought against the very Nazis who murdered her brother.

Panorama of Jerusalem by Israeli painter Ludwig Blum

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The Painter of Jerusalem

A Zionist and part of the Third Aliyah, artist Ludwig Blum became known as the painter of Jerusalem.

Fishing boat of Henry and Ellen Thomsen

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Fishing Boat to Freedom

Henry and Ellen Thomsen saved Jews during the Holocaust by ferrying them to Sweden aboard a fishing boat, an act which cost Henry his life.

Russian children during WWII who suffered through air raids and famine

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From Holocaust to Famine

The famine that followed World War II proved to be nearly as horrible as the Nazi atrocities that Holocaust survivors had just endured.

Israeli children learn to garden at Ben Shemen Youth Village, 1949

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Photo Friday: My Garden

Children in the early years of the modern state of Israel learn from their teacher how to garden in the Holy Land.

Meir Amit

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A Visionary for the State

Meir Amit not only headed the Mossad, but is considered the most successful intelligence officer in Israeli history.

Mount Tabor, where biblical story of battle won by Deborah and Barak occurred

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The Battle of Mount Tabor

The Holy Land comes alive yet again as we visit Mount Tabor, the site where Deborah and Barak led the Israelites' to victory in their biblical battle with Sisera.

Natalia and Inka, mother who saved baby during Holocaust

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‘With God’s Help We Will Take Care of Her’

Not until she was 57 did Sabina learn her true story - she had been a Jewish baby named Inka hidden from the Nazis by a Christian family.

Prince Philip and his mother, Princess Alice

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen and Son of Righteous Gentile, Passes Away at 99

The mother of Queen Elizabeth's husband was named Righteous Among the Nations for saving Greek Jews during World War II.

Golda Meir, to be played by Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren to Play Golda Meir

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren will play Israel's first female prime minister in a movie set during the Yom Kippur War.

Anatoly Rubin lights Yom HaShoah torch at Yad Vashem, 2012

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‘Let My People Go’

A survivor of the Holocaust and Soviet gulags, Anatoly Rubin at last made aliyah, an inspiration to Jews like himself to live in Israel.

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