(RNS) — Not waiting for social media platforms to take action, institutions from Washington to Auschwitz combat hate by creating a 'virtual community of remembrance.'
JERUSALEM (RNS) The memory of past hostility toward the Jews enables us to appreciate the remarkable Catholic-Jewish reconciliation of the last 50 years.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Reflecting on his visit to the concentration camp last week, the pontiff said the site also reminded him 'of the cruelties of today, which are similar.'
The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945. One million people died there.
(RNS) On Jan. 18, 1945, during the final stages of the war, Shalom Lindenbaum and his father were among 1,500 surviving prisoners sent on a death march into the forest, starving and freezing.