Mar 122013
 

This article was published in the New York Times Sunday magazine (Eric Lichtblau, March 1, 2013).  Many people thought the number of camps was around 10,000, but here we find a new number – upwards of 40,000. The author’s conclusion – every German must have known about this.

THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.

The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.

You can read the full article here.

Feb 242013
 

The 2012 annual conference was a resounding success, with nearly 400 child survivors, family, and descendants attending.  We heard presentations from internationally known experts such as Robert Krell, Patrick Henry, Mordecai Paldiel, and Menachem Rosensaft.  There were captivating panel discussions on diverse topics including “Self Help in the Ghetto” and the future of holocaust education.  You can read the full text of the presentations by following the links below.

 

Plenary Presentations

Robert Krell: “30 Years of Friendship, Healing & Education – Our Legacy”

Krell CU 56

Patrick Henry: “Jewish Resistance to the Nazis” 

Mordecai Paldiel: “Righteous Gentiles and Courageous Jews” 

 Menachem Rosensaft: “Confronting the Demons of Hatred in the 21st Century

Menachem Rosensaft

Panel Presentations

Menachem Daum: “A Squandered Legacy: The vanishing prewar communal properties of Polish Jews

Geoffrey Brahmer: “Self Help In The Ghetto”

Sol Factor: ” Teaching the Holocaust After The Last Survivors Are Gone

Conference Photographs

To see galleries of photos from the conference, see this post: Cleveland 2012 Photos

To purchase professionally produced photographs by Mark Frank, click here to visit Pollack Studio.

Feb 242013
 

Here is a collection of photos from the 2012 Cleveland Conference.  To see a photo larger, please click on the photo.

Audience Photos

 

Portraits

 Dancing

 

Speakers

 

Also, professionally photographed images are available from Mark Franks, here: Pollack Studio

Feb 242013
 

We are pleased to be able to share R. Gabriele Silten’s book, Our Memories 2012.  Our Memories is a book of poems, memoirs, and other documents submitted by child survivors and their families for the 2012 Cleveland Conference.  Gabriele has announced that this will be the last memory book.

You can access Our Memories 2012 in several ways.  If you want to download a copy of the PDF file, you can click here.

stilten book cover

Note that it is rather large, at 100MB, so you may need to wait while it downloads.

You can read the book online on Scribd, an online reader, here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/126507899/Our-Memories-2012