Survivors have lower-than-expected levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
In today’s contest for most-favored-victim status, Holocaust survivors and beneficiaries of the GI Bill have been relegated to the ranks of the unfairly privileged.
In one of the most powerful Holocaust memoirs ever written, Otto Dov Kulka, at age eighty, recalls himself as a ten-year-old child at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Seventy years ago, Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of Denmark’s three-week operation to smuggle 7,000 Jews, marked for extinction, across the sea to Sweden and safety.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 from Nazi persecution by issuing them Portuguese visas. Last month, survivors returned to Portugal to honor the memory of their rescuer.
The music and poems composed in the concentration camps enabled Jews to assert their humanity even as it was forcibly stripped away.
In once vibrant communities in Italy and Greece, only a few dozen Jews remain. But the connection is strong to the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
For decades, the Holocaust was a taboo subject in Israel. But today, as the number of survivors dwindles, Israel is working to ensure that memory,. . .