The left and the Jews

By VLADIMIR TISMANEANU, FRONTPAGEMAG— Almost sixty-one years ago, in November 1952, in Prague, the former secretary general of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, a diehard, fanatic Stalinist, Rudolf Slansky, and 13 other prominent communists, mostly Jewish, were sentenced to death for alleged treason and Zionist conspiracy.  At the same time, Stalin’s terminal paranoia led to the…

The Institutionalization of Holocaust Remembrance

By RON JAGER— The term “Holocaust,” originally from the Greek word “holokauston” which means “sacrifice by fire,” refers to the Nazi’s persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. The Hebrew word “Shoah,” which means “devastation, ruin, or waste,” is also used to describe this genocide. The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living…

Hands off the Holocaust

by MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST– It is that time of year again, as Jews around the world solemnly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust while various pundits and politicians demean and desecrate their memory. With little respect for the facts, and even less for those who were murdered, these puerile purveyors of propaganda do not hesitate…