Posts tagged "holocaust"

Australian Doctor Extols Disturbing “Holocaust Victim Diet” On Live TV

Dr. Ric Gordon suggests dieters look to Holocaust victims for diet inspiration. …

Robyn Pennacchia / August 12, 2015

Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment i…

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Justin Bieber On Anne Frank: “Hopefully She Would Have Been A Belieber”

Justin Bieber at The Anne Frank House: what could possibly go wrong? Oh, just you wait: the losing-his-marbles pop star visited the Amsterdam museum last week and wrote a message in the museum’s log book that confirms Bieber is a moron. “Truly inspiring to be able to come here,” Biebs wrote. “Anne was a…

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2013

Pray Tell: On Joan Rivers And That One Time I Laughed At A Holocaust Joke

Call me a humorless feminist, but I’ve always thought certain subjects were beyond the realm of comedy: Helen Keller, rape, the Holocaust. But then last week I caught a clip of Joan Rivers’ E! show “Fashion Police.” While critiquing a photo of Heidi Klum wearing this dress, Rivers quipped, “The last time a German looked…

Lilit Marcus / March 7, 2013

This Is A Real Thing: The Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant

Well, this sounds rather strange: Promoters in Israel organized a “Miss Holocaust Survivor” pageant. Three hundred women from across the country signed up to compete, and 14 finalists were chosen. Pageant organizer Shimon Sabag said the pageant’s popularity was a sign that it was in good taste, but Colette Avital, chair of one of Israel’…

Julie Gerstein / July 2, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: A Holocaust Love Story For The Ages

Jerzy Bielecki was 19-year-old when he was thrown into a German concentration camp, accused of being a member of the Polish resistance. Bielecki spent three years at the camps before he met Cyla Cybulska, a young Polish Jew who was sent there with her brothers and parents. Cyla was the only one of her family…

Julie Gerstein / October 28, 2011

Britney Spears May Star In A Holocaust Flick

Supposedly, Britney Spears has been offered a role in an upcoming film that promises to be as much of a trainwreck as she is. The flick, called “The Yellow Star of Sophia,” is about the Holocaust, time travel, and (of course) love. If she accepts the role, Britney will be playing a gal who invent…

Nikki Dowling / June 24, 2009

Publication Of Holocaust Memoir, Loved By Oprah, Canceled

Berkley Books, an imprint of large book publisher, Penguin, has canceled the publication of the Oprah-endorsed Holocaust memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” after allegations of its validity were made by Jewish groups, family, and friends. “Angel at the Fence” was supposed to come out in February, and told the love story of Herman and Rosa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 28, 2008

Couple Who Met At Nazi Death Camp Just Celebrated 50 Years Of Marriage

When Herman Rosenblat was a teenager, he was in a Nazi death camp in Schlieben, Germany. Roma Radziki, a girl a couple years younger, worked at a farm outside the camp. The two saw each other on opposite sides of the fence one day and Roma threw Herman an apple. This continued every day, but…

Catherine Strawn / October 13, 2008