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Over 1,000 Holocaust Victims Buried After Mass Grave Discovered

More than 70 years after they were murdered by the Nazis, the remains of more than a thousand Jewish victims of the Holocaust have been reburied in Belarus.

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Righteous Gentiles and the Story of Purim

The biblical story of Esther, which the Jewish people celebrate today on the holiday of Purim, includes a Gentile character who did good.

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The Path to Death

We continue our look at the Volary Death March, in which over a thousand Jewish women were forced to walk hundreds of miles, with most of them dying along the way.

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The Death March to Volary

As World War II came to a close, the Nazis forced 1,300 Jewish women on a death march. Only 350 survived.

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Poet in the Woods

The National Library of Israel tells us the story of Avraham Sutzkever, who survived the Holocaust to become the Holy Land's foremost poet.

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She Sang Opera in a Concentration Camp

Writing at The Times of Israel, Annie Cohen tells of meeting a Holocaust survivor who was forced to perform as a child at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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The Piano Helped Her Survive the Holocaust

Nelly Ben-Or risked everything for her music during the Holocaust, and hers is a story of betrayal, hunger, self-sacrifice, and the will to live.

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Recalling the Anschluss

A 104-year-old Holocaust survivor shares his memories of Hitler's occupation of Austria, which occurred 80 years ago this month.

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At This Holocaust Museum, You Can Speak with Holograms of Survivors

Now you can interact with holographic images of Holocaust survivors, asking them personal questions about their experience during the Holocaust, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, located north of Chicago.

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‘When I Remember, I Weep’

93-year-old Mishka Zaslavsky was the only survivor of the 1941 Odessa massacre, and is now one of too many Holocaust survivors still struggling to survive in Ukraine.

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‘When I Remember, I Weep’

93-year-old Mishka Zaslavsky was the only survivor of the 1941 Odessa massacre, and is now one of too many Holocaust survivors still struggling to survive in Ukraine.

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The Dancer of Auschwitz

The story of Franceska Mann, a Jewish dancer from Poland who sparked a resistance against the Nazis on this day in 1943, losing her life, but standing up against evil.

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Anne Frank’s Last Diary Entry

On August 1, 1944, Anne Frank wrote the final entry in her diary. This year, the mournful Jewish holy day of Tisha B'Av falls on this same day.

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A New Life on a Kibbutz

Anastasia, 31, planned to spend her whole life in Donetsk, Ukraine, a place she knew was home. “It was what we knew and things were going very well,” she says. “Then the war came.” Thankfully, the family can count on The Fellowship.

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Remembering Israel’s Heroes

The Fellowship's Ami Farkas writes about a Memorial Day visit with a mother whose son gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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The Pharmacist of the Krakow Ghetto

Tadeusz Pankiewicz was named Righteous Among the Nations for his work as the pharmacist in Krakow's Ghetto who helped save Jews

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Polish Students Fulfill Their Promise to a Holocaust Survivor

When 77-year-old Holocaust survivor, Anya, was asked to share her survival story with a group of Polish students, she couldn't believe the outpouring of love and support she received. Inspired by Anya's talk, the students cleaned up the overgrown and neglected cemetery in Anya's hometown in Poland where her family was buried – which was a beautiful way to show their support.

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