It is a truth universally acknowledged that Holocaust comparisons are almost never appropriate—or, at least, it should be. And yet, presumably in an effort to emphasize dire circumstances, Pope Francis recently referred to European refugee camps as “concentration camps.”
There has possibly never been a more fascinating specimen behind the White House podium than Sean Spicer, a swiftly disintegrating man whose clenched, spray-tanned body is in a perpetual state of fight-or-flight.
In life, it is generally best to avoid comparing things to the Holocaust that are Not The Holocaust. This is a lesson that, unfortunately, Kansas State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald has not learned.
Holocaust researchers excavating Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, have unearthed a pendant that may be linked to diarist Anne Frank.
Synchronized swimming has never been what you might call “cool” or “hip to the latest trends.” At this year’s Olympic games, for example, swimmers have performed to a mix of bad ‘80s music, classical tunes, and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. But nothing really beats the time France put together a routine set to the …
Elie Wiesel—author, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor—died on Saturday at the age of 87.
Back in my day, high school parties mainly featured regular beer pong, one couple making out that we would look at, and me vomiting and crying in the front yard. It was the best time of my life. Today’s high schoolers, for some reason, want more than that.
I will keep telling these stories until there are no more stories to be told.
Uh. Ok, Germany.
The annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, held a few weeks ago, was a great time. But it’s tough to get past a truly horrifying discovery: Not only did somebody write a Christian romance novel with a Jewish heroine and a Nazi “hero,” it was nominated for two RITA awards, the genre’s equivalent of the…
This weekend, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee showed the world exactly how tasteless he could be when he compared President Obama’s Iran deal with the Holocaust.
Nicholas Winton—whose tireless efforts helped save more than 600 children from the Holocaust—has died at 106.
In the latest of a string of controversies for the Kristen Cavallari of lifestyle brands ("Ugh, I hate all this drama!" moans URBN INC, with a glint in its eye), Urban Outfitters is being urged by the Anti-Defamation League to remove a tapestry resembling the uniforms gay male prisoners wore in Nazi concentration…
Last week, Duggar No. 5 (Jessa) and her husband visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Most normal people would simple take the time to reflect on the tragedy itself, but Jessa saw the right through to meat of the genocide of approximately six million Jews: abortion.
Zara has snatched a children's t-shirt from its stores, after several people pointed out that it looked uncomfortably like the uniforms Jewish prisoners were made to wear in Nazi concentration camps. Not something you'd want to show up toting at a baby shower, to say the least.
California's Rialto School District, north of San Bernardino, has announced that they're officially striking an assignment from the 8th grade curriculum that asked students to argue "whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and…
A self-described "funemployed" Los Angeles fashion blogger recently made the ill-advised decision to post a series of shots taken in a not-so-fashiony location: a Jewish mausoleum. Which she then posted on the 59th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Because, like, totally fashion.
Yesterday we wrote about a fashion blogger who was so inspired by Berlin's uber-chic Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe that he held a mini fashion shoot in between the pillars meant to evoke memories of millions of massacred people.
Gisella Perl was a successful Jewish gynecologist in Romania before WWII. In 1944, she was sent to Auschwitz and put to work in the infirmary, taking care of prisoners without any anesthesia or even antibiotics and bandages to help assuage their pain.
If someone told you there was a "Miss Holocaust Survivor" beauty pageant, you would probably think they were making a not particularly hilarious joke. After all, the Holocaust doesn't seem like a tasteful basis for an evening of fun, but more importantly people who survived a systematic campaign that killed six…