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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

John Rocker (Credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Mets Nemesis John Rocker: Holocaust Wouldn’t Have Happened If Jews Had Guns

Rocker currently writes a column for conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, and his latest piece raised some eyebrows. The ex-reliever focused on gun control in his Monday column, and brought the Holocaust into the conversation.

01/15/2013

Holocaust survivor

Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Her Savior 67 Years Later For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will have special meaning for a Holocaust survivor who on Wednesday was able to meet a member of the family who rescued her from Nazi tyranny. The two women had not seen each other since the end of World War II.

11/21/2012

Menahem Kahana / AFP - Getty Image

Mazel Tov Beautiful Bubbie: ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ Crowned In Israel

Grinning and waving, 14 women who survived the horrors of World War II paraded Thursday in an unusual pageant, vying for the honor of being crowned Israel’s first “Miss Holocaust Survivor.”

06/29/2012

Thea and Jack Rumstein are seen at Republic Airport - Farmingdale, NY - Apr 9, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Holocaust Survivors Meet Their Liberators In Farmingdale

“I was liberated on May 5th, 1945, but it’s not easy. It’s not easy to talk about it,” said Thea Rumstein, who was in a death camp in Austria and was 15-years-old.

04/09/2012

3GNY members David Wachs and Gayle Steinweis Peck at a happy hour (credit: Julie Cohen / 3GNY)

Stories From Main Street: 3GNY Keeps The Memory Of The Holocaust Alive In NYC

With the Jewish people to once again celebrate their survival with Passover, a New York City group hopes that we will never forget about the Holocaust, so we can say “never again.”

04/02/2012

Anne Frank Center USA - New York, NY - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880 / AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel)

New Anne Frank Center Opens In Lower Manhattan

The words of the diary of Anne Frank, one of the many young victims of the Holocaust, have echoed on through time and around the globe to Manhattan.

03/15/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Exclusive: Archbishop Dolan Concludes Holy Land Visit, Sets Sights On St. Peter’s In Rome

New York’s archbishop wrapped up his trip to Israel and the Holy Land with an exclusive interview with CBS 2. For Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, it was an emotional pilgrimage.

02/01/2012

Hall of Names at Yad Vashem

Exclusive: Archbishop Dolan Visits ‘Hall Of Names’ At Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum In Israel

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan made an emotional visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum, and CBS 2 had the only camera there. It was all part of the New York archbishop’s week-long Holy Land visit.

01/31/2012

Yiddish Dictionary (credit: Gale S. Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Mazel Tov! Yiddish Making A Comeback On College Campuses

The language came close to dying out after the Holocaust as millions of Yiddish speakers either perished in Nazi concentration camps or fled to other countries where their native tongue was not welcome.

12/21/2011

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT (file / credit: Wesleyan University)

Man Found Not Guilty By Insanity In Deadly Wesleyan Shooting

A Massachusetts man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a Wesleyan University student after a trial that portrayed him as anti-Semitic and mentally ill as he stalked and harassed the young woman.

12/16/2011

Budapest Ghetto (credit: The Claims Conference)

Manhattan’s Claims Conference: Germany To Pay Pensions To 16K Holocaust Victims

Germany has agreed to pay new pensions to about 16,000 Holocaust victims worldwide who survived wartime ghettos or were forced to hide from Nazi persecution.

12/05/2011

Egle Ruzgys (L) and her brother, Aurimas (R), reunited with Mary Katz Erlich (C). (credit: CBS 2)

After 66 Years, Holocaust Survivor Reunites With Family That Saved Her

It’s been nearly 66 years since they’ve seen each other. On Friday, Holocaust survivor Mary Katz Erlich met Egle Ruzgys and her brother Aurimas at Kennedy Airport.

11/23/2011

A man adjusts his kippa, or yarmulke (file / credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In America

Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says the amount of anti-Semitism is rising in America. A new survey by the ADL shows 40 million Americans are infected with serious anti-Semitism.

11/04/2011

Holocaust

Thousands Of Holocaust Records Go Online

With over 500,000 names, and more than 1,000 photographs, the searchable collection documents a relief organization’s vast efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries.

05/02/2011

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