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Slovak Police Find Key Witness in Trial of Nazi War Criminal

Slovak police have found a key witness in the case of suspected Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary, Hungarian public radio announced Tuesday. While authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the witness, it has been established that he or she survived the deportation of Jews from Kassa, now Kosice in Slovakia, in 1944 and […]

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Excruciating Details Emerge on Jewish Ghettos

Even after decades of in-depth Holocaust research, excruciating details are only now emerging about more than 1,100 German-run ghettos in Eastern Europe where the Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Jews. And there were about 200 more ghettos than previously believed, said Martin Dean, editor of the recently published “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, […]

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Over 60,000 use Auschwitz Memorial Page

Over 60,000 people from around the world already use the official page of the Auschwitz Memorial on Facebook. “In this manner, historical information reaches all users several times a week; frequently, it refers to specific people, particular facts from the history of the Auschwitz camp, as well as the short accounts of witnesses,” explains Paweł […]

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Rape and the Holocaust

Recently on Jewniverse we featured information about Dr. Gisella Perl, a gynecologist who provided abortions to women in Auschwitz who would otherwise have been killed. One of the rather obvious implications here is that women were being raped in the camps. Some undoubtedly arrived pregnant, but others did not. Amazingly, there have never been any English studies […]

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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

1098 Information about the Jews in Poland has began to be publicize in Polish chronicles 1170 Warsaw Jews administered the Polish mint. Many coins had Hebrew inscriptions. 1203 Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia. 1264 The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by […]

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Behind Enemy Lines

The true story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany.by Marthe Cohn and with Wendy Holden Marthe Cohn was in her late teens when Hitler was rising to power. Living across the German border in Alsace-Lorraine, her family began taking in Jews who were fleeing the Nazis, as well as the Jewish children being […]

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Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden Publisher: Harmony Books Marthe Cohn was in her late teens when Hitler was rising to power. Living across the German border in Alsace-Lorraine, her family began taking in Jews who were fleeing the Nazis, as well as the Jewish children being sent away by terrified parents. Soon her own homeland was […]

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The Hidden Life of Otto Frank

Carol Ann Lee Publisher: William Morrow In this shocking and definitive new biography, Carol Ann Lee provides the answer to one of the most heartbreaking questions of modern times: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis? Probing this startling act of treachery, Lee brings to light never-before-documented information about Anne’s father, Otto […]

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