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Born in Russia in the 1920s, Yevgeniy Yudin endured countless hardships yet persevered until he and his family immigrated to the US. In this time of discord about immigration, it is incumbent to remember stories such as Yevgeniy’s. […] Read More

Hitler came to power out of people’s fear. They embraced an evil man, believing he was the only alternative to anarchy and communism. He promised to make Germany great again. Are we repeating history? […] Read More

(RNS) In a conciliatory gesture regarding one of the most sensitive points of Jewish-Catholic relations, Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican praised the controversial wartime Pope Pius XII for his “actions to save the Jews” during the Holocaust. Mordechay Lewy made his remarks Thursday (June 23) at a ceremony honoring an Italian priest who helped protect […] Read More

CLEVELAND (RNS) The case that led to John Demjanjuk’s conviction in Germany on Thursday (May 12) was laid out 10 years ago in a Cleveland courtroom, where lawyers sparred over his wartime past. At the time, prosecutors said he was a Nazi guard at an extermination camp. Defense attorneys said he was a prisoner of […] Read More

(RNS) Hundreds of American rabbis used Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday (Jan. 27) to push media mogul Rupert Murdoch to “sanction” Glenn Beck and other Fox News personalities on the use of Nazi and Holocaust references. The “Sanction Glenn Beck” letter responds to the Beck’s three-part series last November on billionaire philanthropist and Holocaust survivor […] Read More

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Holocaust-denying bishop whose readmission to the Roman Catholic Church provoked an international outcry last year now faces expulsion from his ultra-traditionalist group for hiring a lawyer with neo-Nazi ties. Bishop Richard Williamson was one of four bishops in the Society of Saint Pius X whose 1988 excommunications were lifted by Pope […] Read More

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has demonstrated in recent days that he knows as little about ethics as he does religious liberty. He has accused me of wanting to be a “speech czar.” Why? As a professional historian and scholar of German history, I called him to […] Read More

One week after apologizing for comparing Democratic leaders to the Nazis, a prominent Southern Baptist leader has reneged on his promise to stop using such comparisons. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), has now repeatedly changed his position concerning the appropriateness of his own inflammatory rhetoric that […] Read More

A top Southern Baptist official has apologized for accusing President Barack Obama and congressional Democratic leaders of attempting to do “precisely what the Nazis did.” Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, offered his apology to Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), following a critical […] Read More

The story on about Richard Land, who heads Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, comparing President Obama’s proposed health-care reform to the Nazi program offended me more than practically anything else I have seen or heard in recent days on the issue. His action goes beyond the unprincipled behavior of such foul mouthpieces […] Read More