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Researchers want to know who, if anyone, betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. (Flickr Commons)

How could anyone ever hate Anne Frank — why a fringe group declared war on the Holocaust’s most famous victim

Mira Fox, Forward September 13, 2021

Anne Frank trending on Twitter is rarely a good thing. From January to May this year, Black Hammer, which calls itself a “revolutionary organization” working for “all colonized people worldwide,” tweeted monthly statements condemning the most...

Eva Schloss (third from bottom left), a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, is shown with students during a visit to Washington University last week. At top left is Rabbi Hershey Novack of Chabad on Campus, which sponsored Schloss’ visit.

A survivor’s story

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 22, 2017

A survivor’s storyWho knew? Before last week, I had no idea Anne Frank, of diarist fame, had a living stepsister.But there I was Thursday night, at Chabad on Campus at Washington University, enjoying conversation with 87-year-old Eva Schloss, a Holocaust...

Nathan Englander

Englander bestseller picked for Big Jewish Community Read

July 18, 2012

The 2012 Big Jewish Community Read — a series of community literary events on a particular book, including a visit by the author for the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival — will focus on Nathan Englander’s new, bestselling collection of short stories,...

Nathan Englander takes short story prize

JTA REPORT July 10, 2012

Jewish-American author Nathan Englander won the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. The award, for his short story collection "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," garnered Englander a $30,000 prize. The collection of stories...

A wax likeness of Anne Frank has been installed at Madame Tussauds in Berlin -- in the room next to the Hitler figure.

Looking into Anne Frank’s unblinking eyes

By Edmon J. Rodman, JTA March 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Is the image of Anne Frank heading in the same commercial direction as Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”? Munch’s Expressionist painting, once an iconic representation of horror, for years has been available as a party inflatable, an...

Anne Frank figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Berlin

JTA March 12, 2012

BERLIN -- Madame Tussauds in Berlin has unveiled a wax figure of young diarist Anne Frank, depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily. Frank died at age 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp about a month before the camp's liberation...

Mormons limit genealogical access to stop baptisms of Shoah victims

By Daniel Treiman, JTA March 9, 2012

The Mormon Church is restricting access to its genealogical records relating to Holocaust victims in a move to protect their names for posthumous baptisms. "The church is committed to preventing the misguided practice of submitting the names of Holocaust...

Tina Strobos, who saved Dutch Jews during the Shoah, dies

JTA March 5, 2012

Tina Strobos, a medical student in Amsterdam during World War II who helped save more than 100 Jews from the Nazis, has died. Strobos, who had joined the Dutch resistance and later was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations, died Feb. 27 at the...

Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and coauthor, with Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling, of the new book “Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the ‘Jewish Vote’ and Bipartisan Support for Israel.”

Recalling a Morman senator who tried to save Anne Frank’s life

By Rafael Medoff, JTA February 26, 2012

WASHINGTON—The news that a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic recently conducted a posthumous proxy baptism of Anne Frank, the most famous diarist of the Holocaust, undoubtedly will cause some offense in the Jewish community. Evidently the baptizers...

Anne Frank baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

JTA February 22, 2012

Anne Frank was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual, at least the third Holocaust victim discovered to have been baptized posthumously this month. The ceremony reportedly took place last weekend in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in...

Sarah Glidden’s ‘How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less.’

Readers can find two new graphic novels with Jewish twists

BY ELAINE ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 22, 2011

“I’m Jewish so that means I’m supposed to support Israel...right? [But] I’m left-wing and progressive. [So I’m] supposed to be anti-Israel...So see? I’m stuck!”  That talk between “Sarah,” comics-artist, Sarah Glidden, and Nadan, a...

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