from Tales from the Trail:

Maine governor draws ire with new IRS “Gestapo” comments

July 13, 2012

Maine's Republican governor ignited a fresh firestorm on Thursday when, for the second time in a week, he compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany's murderous secret police.

from FaithWorld:

Germany’s Jews step out of the shadow of the Holocaust

February 23, 2012

(Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal (3rd R) lights a giant menorah during a Hanukkah ceremony in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, December 20, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

from Photographers' Blog:

The view from Auschwitz

February 1, 2012

By Kacper Pempel

Each year we cover at least two main stories from Auschwitz. The first story is at the end of January when there are ceremonies to commemorate the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops in 1945, and the second story, which happens around May, is called the “March of Living”.

from FaithWorld:

German court fines SSPX Bishop Williamson for denying Holocaust

By Reuters Staff
July 12, 2011

(Photo: Bishop Williamson leaves for London after expulsion order from Argentina, 24 Feb 2009/Enrique Marcarian)

from FaithWorld:

Criticised Israeli ambassador backtracks on rare praise of Pope Pius XII

June 26, 2011

(Photo exhibit critical of Pius XII at at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, 15 April 2007/Yonathan Weitzman)

from FaithWorld:

Israeli envoy to Vatican voices rare praise of wartime Pope Pius XII

June 24, 2011

(Pope Pius XII in an undated file photo/Osservatore Romano)

A leading Israeli official has praised Pope Pius XII for saving Jews during the Nazi occupation of Rome, a surprise twist in a long-standing controversy over the pontiff's wartime role. The comments by Mordechay Lewy, the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican, were some of the warmest ever made by a Jewish official about Pius. Most have been very critical of his record.

from FaithWorld:

New American Bible changes some words such as ‘holocaust’

March 2, 2011

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(A pocket Bible, June 29, 2008/Mike Segar )

A new edition of one the most popular English-language Bibles will offer substitutes for words such as "booty" and "holocaust" to better reflect modern understanding. Nearly 50 scholars from all faiths and a committee of Roman Catholic bishops have labored since 1994 over the first fresh edition of the New American Bible since 1970, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said on Wednesday.

from FaithWorld:

Catholics & Jews discuss their future dialogue, possible Muslim trialogue

March 2, 2011

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(Collège des Bernardins, site of the ILC meeting in Paris, 2 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

from FaithWorld:

Germany opens first Reform synagogue since WW2

By Reuters Staff
February 21, 2011

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(Hameln, 21 November 2006/Marek Nocny)

Germany opened its first new Reform synagogue since the Holocaust on Sunday, marking a major step in the revival of Reform Judaism, which traces its roots to the country. The synagogue in the northern city of Hameln was built on the foundation of its predecessor, which was destroyed by the Nazis during the "Kristallnacht" pogrom in 1938. The congregation received financial backing for the synagogue primarily from local and state government.

from FaithWorld:

Muslims honor Jewish Holocaust victims at Auschwitz

By Reuters Staff
February 1, 2011

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(Israeli Grand Rabbi Meir Lau speaks at the Victims Monument at Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland, February 1, 2011/Michal Lepecki)