Tag - holocaust



Palestinians help an injured man in the aftermath of an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.
Feb 23, 2024
The Gaza war isn't a Holocaust, but it's still a nightmare
There are, sadly, many examples in history of the kind of conflict under way in Gaza, and the Holocaust isn’t one of them.
Janos Cegledy sits in a park in Tokyo's Nerima Ward. The pianist says Japan suits him, “There is a certain civility and politeness here which you don’t find anywhere else.”
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / Longform
Dec 11, 2023
The extraordinary life of a Holocaust survivor living in Japan
Janos Cegledy tours schools, telling his story. If the students ever meet a Holocaust denier, he says, they can reply, "I met someone who was there."
A document from archives on Pope Pius XII, who reigned from 1939-1958, containing the names of people who were executed during the Ardeatine massacre in Italy in March 1944
Sep 17, 2023
Letter shows Pope Pius XII probably knew about Holocaust early on
A letter found in the Vatican archives on the church's knowledge of the Holocaust conflicts with the Holy See's official longtime position.
A ceremony is held in March 2016 in Markowa, Poland, at the grave of the Ulma family who were killed by the Nazis for hiding Jews during WWII.
Sep 10, 2023
Polish family killed by Nazis to be beatified in Catholic first
The Ulma family will be the first ever to be beatified, a key step on a possible path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Japan-based Holocaust survivor honors historic Jewish revolt with piano performance
Pianist Janos Cegledy's three pieces at a commemorative event in Tokyo for the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland were a moving tribute to the Jewish people’s acts of bravery.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2022
We have to talk about Adolf Hitler
“Hitler Kitsch,” “Nazi Porn” and Godwin's Law have given us the frightening ignorance of people like Kanye West.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2022
Ukraine is 'not Nazi,' Holocaust survivors tell Putin
With the discovery of mass graves in Bucha and Irpin, some in Ukraine's Jewish community are instead drawing parallels between Russian atrocities and the Holocaust.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2022
Sugihara Museum in Lithuania facing financial hardships
The ambassadors from Japan and other countries posted in Lithuania have sent letters to the Baltic nation's culture ministry calling for the protection of the historical heritage.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2021
Jerusalem square dedicated to Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat who helped Jews escape Nazis
Sugihara, who is often dubbed as 'Japan's Schindler,' provided transit visas for more than 2,000 Jewish refugees in 1940, violating orders from his superior.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2021
What makes a funny joke? Only time can really tell.
Humor has been used throughout history to alleviate the pain we feel in dealing with real-life calamities. However, at what point to the jokes themselves become the agents of harm?
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2021
Director of Olympics opening ceremony sacked over past Holocaust joke
The new scandal is a further drag on public enthusiasm toward the Games, which have already drawn strong opposition amid concerns about coronavirus infection risks.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2020
Anne Frank and Sadako Sasaki: Two girls that symbolize the horrors of war
The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II came amid a pandemic. We take a moment to look back to remember two people in particular who died in that global crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 10, 2020
Jewish refugee's wartime escape from Nazis, aided by Japan diplomat, highlights unsung heroes
Around 300 people are believed to have traveled through Japan with visas issued by Yoshitsugu Tatekawa and other Japanese officials.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 23, 2019
Belarus reburies over 1,200 Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave
Belarus on Wednesday buried more than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims whose remains were unearthed this year after builders stumbled across a Nazi-era mass grave beneath a construction site in a residential area.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 2, 2019
Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony as Netanyahu hit surge in anti-Semitism
Israel on Wednesday began commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in honor of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, as leaders voiced concerns about a rising wave of anti-Semitism around the world.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 15, 2019
Hungary Holocaust march honors Scottish missionary
Thousands of Hungarians attended the annual March of the Living in Budapest on Sunday to commemorate victims of the Holocaust, including Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary who refused to abandon her Jewish charges during World War II.
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2019
Auschwitz museum rebuts Holocaust denial tweet by Japanese celebrity doctor Katsuya Takasu
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland recently responded to a high-profile Japanese plastic surgeon's 3-year-old Twitter post denying the Holocaust by issuing a tweet in Japanese describing it as a "historic fact."
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2019
Remains of hundreds of Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus
Soldiers in Belarus have unearthed the bones of hundreds of people shot during World War II from a mass grave discovered at the site of a ghetto where Jews lived under the Nazis.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 28, 2019
Far-right protest staged for first time during Auschwitz camp liberation commemoration
Dozens of Polish far-right nationalists gathered at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Sunday to protest at the same time as officials and survivors marked the 74th anniversary of the camp's liberation in an annual ceremony.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2019
Anti-immigrant AfD lawmakers walk out on Holocaust survivor's speech in Bavaria legislature
Lawmakers from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) walked out of the Bavarian parliament on Wednesday after a Jewish community leader accused the party during a speech to commemorate the Holocaust of playing down Nazi crimes.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan