Warsaw Ghetto

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He Spent His Life Assuming His Brother Died in WWII. He Didn't

Eliahu Pietruszka, 102, met the nephew he never knew he had on Thursday

(Newser) - Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home Thursday toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Only days earlier, the Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family had perished in WWII learned that a younger brother had... More »

Praying Hitler Rattles Former Warsaw Ghetto

Statue by Maurizio Cattelan not embraced by all

(Newser) - No chance of this one not being controversial: A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees has been installed in the former Warsaw Ghetto, reports the AP . Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan's work can only be viewed from afar, by peering through a hole in a wooden gate. What,... More »

Film Rips Apart Nazis' Posh Depiction of Warsaw Ghetto

Yael Hersonski takes on Das Ghetto

(Newser) - A stunning new documentary goes into limited release today, taking a different and absorbing look at the Holocaust. Dubbed A Film Unfinished, the piece, from Israeli director Yael Hersonski, revolves around a never-completed German propaganda film called “Das Ghetto.” Shot in 1942, the silent film contrasted Jews living... More »

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