Visitors walk beside the words "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work makes one free" in German) as they pass the main entrance gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen in Oranienburg, Germany, Jan. 26, 2024, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. (OSV News photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Reuters)

Experts: Holocaust Remembrance a Call to ‘Repudiate’ Dehumanizing People

An annual commemoration of Nazi Germany’s slaughter of millions of Jews during World War II is a call to prioritize human dignity, two Jewish-Catholic experts told OSV News.
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Pope: Remembering the Holocaust reminds people hatred is never justified

Pope Francis highlighted the importance of remembering and condemning the horror of the Holocaust, underlining that hatred and violence can never be justified.
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Wiktoria Ulma is pictured writing at a table with her oldest daughter, Stasia. Józef and Wiktoria Ulma secretly gave shelter to eight Jews for almost two years in German-occupied Poland, hiding them from the murderous Nazi regime during the Second World War. The Ulmas are on the path to beatification with the Vatican declaring them martyrs Dec. 17, 2022. The Nazis killed the family and the Jews they were sheltering early in the morning March 24, 1944, right before Easter. (OSV NEWS photo/courtesy Polish Institute of National Remembrance)

Polish family murdered by Nazis along with Jews they hid to be beatified Sept. 10

Urszula Niemczak keeps a regular schedule. At least twice a week she carefully checks whether winter decorations or fresh flowers growing in the summer on a historical gravesite of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma and their children look good and are ...
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Men, women and children are seen behind barbed wire after the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 in Oswiecim, Poland. Historians estimate that the Nazis sent at least 1.3 million people to Auschwitz between 1940-45, and it is believed that some 1.1 million of those perished there. Auschwitz was liberated by the Russian Army Jan. 27, 1945. (OSV News photo/Yad Vashem Archives via Reuters)

Why Does Evil Exist?

If God is all-powerful and all-good, why does evil exist?
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Irena Sendler: World War II’s Polish Angel

Irena Sendlerowa (Sendler), a Catholic who became known as the "Polish Angel, " saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust.
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Statue of Edith Stein

The Life and Legacy of Edith Stein

Edith Stein hardly seemed Catholic-saint material. She, a precocious Jewish child, rejected God as a teen at the turn of this century in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland). But even as a child Edith was, at heart, a radical.
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