As a child of Holocaust survivors, singer and writer Judith Mok grew up without grandparents, aunts, or other extended family. But that painful past was always present through her parents' silences and whispers, and when her elder half-sister revealed that she witnessed their grandparents' arrest, Mok decided to finally bring her family's history into the light.
Germany has been keen to take responsibility for its Nazi past, while its colonial history barely emerges in the country's public debate. Does Holocaust remembrance overshadow Germany's colonial crimes? Or does it instead inspire the country's fight against racism?
13 Jun 2022
Journalist and author Linda Kinstler's new book, "Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends", combines a deeply personal family history during World War II with the universal themes of collective memory, justice and national identity. The topics are all the more relevant as Europe grapples with its worst land war in decades. She joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
29 Apr 2022
On January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials met at a Berlin villa to discuss the "final solution" to "the Jewish question." Deportations to ghettos and concentration camps had already begun, but the Wannsee Conference coordinated plans for the systematic murder of European Jews.
28 Apr 2022
A Roman Catholic priest has begun documenting the stories of those whose lives have been devastated by the war in Ukraine. Father Patrick Desbois is a former head of the Church's Commission for Relations with Judaism and spent years documenting the murder of 1.5 million Jews by the Nazis in Ukraine. He has now turned his attention to the present day, gathering eyewitness accounts from victims of what he says are war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russian troops. He joined us for Perspective.
6 Feb 2022
Goldberg, one of the co-hosts of the "The View" talk show, has been taken off the program for two weeks, after she said the Holocaust was not about race. Jewish groups criticized the remarks, and she later apologized.
30 Jan 2022
We take a look at outrage in the press over Art Spiegelman's "Maus" comic books on the Holocaust being banned by a Tennessee school board. We also see how the press is covering escalating tensions with Russia over Ukraine and why Emmanuel Macron may find himself at a turning point in the crisis. Finally, the press is discussing the good, the bad and the rosy for the Winter Olympics in China, as grannies knit red-rose bouquets for the Games. HOLOCAUST COMICS CENSORSHIP
3 Nov 2021
The most senior cleric in the Church of England apologized for having compared the impact of climate change to the Holocaust. Justin Welby had said politicians' inaction over climate change was akin to genocide.
7 Oct 2021
The Claims Conference has negotiated new payments from Germany for 6,500 Holocaust survivors. Survivors of the siege of Leningrad and other Nazi terrors will get a monthly pension of €375 ($435).
21 Aug 2021
The US and Israel opposed the law restricting restitution claims to a 30-year period. The law concerns prewar property owners and critics say Jewish claimants are disproportionately affected.
13 Aug 2021
The law would prevent Holocaust survivors from regaining property seized after World War II. It triggered sharp criticism from Israel and the United States.
23 Jul 2021
Tokyo Olympics head Seiko Hashimoto said Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over a past joke about the Holocaust. The move comes just one day before the show.