Holocaust

Holocaust survivors Ruth Mermelstein (left) and Annie Bleiberg bond at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

Women Who Survived Horrific Experiences In Holocaust Bond At Long Island Museum

Seventy years ago Tuesday, Russian troops liberated the infamous Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland – giving the world its first glimpse of the atrocities committed against Jews and other minorities.

01/27/2015

A pro-Palestinian protest group disrupted a New York City Council vote commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The group says it was a coincidence that they came when they did. (Credit: JPUpdates.com)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Storm City Council Chambers During Symbolic Auschwitz Vote

There was bedlam at the New York City Council on Thursday. Demonstrators disrupted a deeply moving and symbolic vote, but protest organizers say it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

01/22/2015

Alex Rosner and his accordion which is now on display on Long Island. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Holocaust Survivor’s Accordion Part Of New Exhibit On Long Island

An amazing tale of survival — involving Schindler’s list, a boy and his accordion — are all part of a new exhibit on Long Island.

01/19/2015

Queens Man Accused Of Stealing $56K In Holocaust Survivor Benefits

Gary Jacoby, 61, of Forest Hills, is accused of stealing $56,000 in payments from the German government that should have ceased when his mother died in January 2008.

07/31/2014

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Holocaust Survivors Honored At Pre-Passover Seder On Long Island

A pre-Passover Seder was held on Long Island this week for nearly 100 Holocaust survivors.

03/27/2014

Nazi War Criminal Removal Ad

State Assemblyman Launches Ads In Effort To Get Nazi War Criminals Out

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has launched an ad campaign urging the expulsion of all illegal Nazi war criminals from the U.S. once and for all.

03/04/2014

Livingston Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Liberator 68 Years Later

Marsha Kreuzman weighed just 70 pounds when the troops came in to liberate Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria in May of 1945. She was 18 years old at the time.

12/30/2013

Czeslaw Polziec and Dr. Leon Gersten pose for photos on Nov. 27, 2013, at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Holocaust Survivor Reunited With Polish Man Who Helped Hide Family

On the eve of both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, a holocaust survivor was reunited Wednesday with someone who helped save his life nearly 70 years ago.

11/27/2013

Musicians play at ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht (credit: CBS 2)

Kristallnacht Survivors Remember ‘Horrific’ Event 75 Years Later

On Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes and arrested some 30,000 Jewish men and sent them to concentration camps.

11/08/2013

Holocaust Victims' Uniforms Appear On eBay

eBay Criticized After Holocaust Souvenirs Hit The Online Auction Blocks

Hitler era artifacts that were being sold included Star of David armbands that were used to mark Jews for persecution, and clothes of concentration camp victims.

11/04/2013

Westchester Garden of Remembrance. (credit: Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center)

Westchester Holocaust Remembrance Garden Rededicated

The garden, outside the Westchester County Building, honors New York survivors, recuers and liberators of the Holocaust.

06/09/2013

Residents told CBS 2 that a broken elevator in the building has left them trapped in their own homes. (Credit Google Maps)

Residents Say Broken Elevator Is Making Them Prisoners In Their Own Homes

The city said it has been receiving complaints about the elevator since 2012, and residents said they have been begging for help.

05/24/2013

East Meadow welcome sign (credit: East Meadow Chamber of Commerce)

Residents React To Swastikas In East Meadow

Painful and hurtful are how residents of East Meadow characterize the finding of swastikas drawn on the sidewalk here on Andrea Road and Sherwood Roads.

04/08/2013

Teens volunteering in Yonkers join hands at Holocaust Remembrance Day event, April 7, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Holocaust Survivors, Families Take Part In Holocaust Remembrance Day Events

New York’s largest commemoration is held at Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Annual Gathering of Remembrance was started more than 40 years ago by Holocaust survivors.

04/07/2013

Pope Benedict XVI before the faithful at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers - Apr. 19, 2008 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

N.Y. Archdiocese Remembers Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit To Yonkers Seminary

With the Pope set to retire on Thursday, people around the world are sharing their memories of Benedict XVI’s time as head of the Catholic church, including those here in the New York City area.

02/27/2013

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