WFJCSHD

Jun 112016
 

Excellent, brief summary of a complex history during and after the Shoah in Poland, and the current situation. Note we have many very active Child Survivors in Poland, and now 2G and 3G who are finding their Jewish roots.

Click on link below:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTxzG1ZPJKy4&h=KAQH_tUqb

May 032016
 

US – France Agreement on Compensation

Date: May 3, 2016

The State Department has sent us the following information about the U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs.  They encourage claimants to submit applications by the May 31 deadline.  

Application and additional information can be found here: http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rt/hlcst/deportationclaims/index.htm

 

 

Dec 082015
 

When “the last witnesses” are gone, the last survivors and child survivors are gone….  who will bear witness in the museums, who will speak to the visitors and to the students, who will go into the schools, who will do the personal interviews for school projects… who will remind the world what occurred so long ago, yet for survivors a few minutes ago, yesterday…

These are some of the questions being asked, sometimes just in silent thoughts, or  now more often in speeches or in writing, as below…

http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/what-happens-to-the-holocaust-museum-when-the-last-survivors-are-gone/

Nov 202015
 

Please use this link to view more from the

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance:

https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/stories/ihra-honorary-chairman-statement

IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement | IHRA

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE ALLIANCE
IHRA Honorary Chairman Statement

“We share a commitment to throw light on the still obscured shadows of the Holocaust.”

— Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust

17.09.2015

IHRA Honorary Chairman, Professor Yehuda Bauer, has issued the following statement: “The current refugee crisis, which has led to a tremendous number of refugees arriving in Europe, will undoubtedly affect the work of IHRA.

IHRA deals with preserving the memory of the Holocaust as well as with its academic and educational impact for the current situation.

As the IHRA Working Group and Committee Chairs said in their statement of 9 September, the present refugee crisis is notably different from the persecution of the Jews and other victims before, during, and after the Holocaust. Historical analogies should be avoided; they are never useful, although there are some parallels between the treatment of refugees then and now. The world has to realize that failing to adequately address mass migration has, in the past, created the conditions for untold disaster. From the Holocaust, the world can understand, what happens when these problems are not internationally addressed.

Therefore, I join the IHRA Working Group and Committee Chairs in their call to the governments of IHRA member countries to cooperate and remain committed to the principles of the Stockholm Declaration of 2000, which include the fight against xenophobia. I also call on the wider political world to do everything in its power to act to alleviate the suffering of the victims and at the same time to seek a sustainable and coordinated international solution to the crises which have led so many refugees to seek asylum in Europe.”

Professor Yehuda Bauer
IHRA Honorary Chairman
17 September 2015

Nov 042015
 

DSC_0149Michael Berenbaum speaks on “Holocaust Memory” – how is the Holocaust remembered when all witnesses are gone, the responsibilities of Descendants, to tell the stories.

Diplomats from Germany, Holland, France, Denmark, speak on anti-Semitism.

European Counsels speak on anti-Semitism in Germany, France, Norway, Neterlands.

 

 

 

Michael Beranbaum and friend Gerda Seiffer

Professor Berenbaum with old friend Gerda Seiffer, from Los Angeles, USA. You can read Gerda’s story in many locations.

Oct 242015
 

Houston, Texas 2015 Conference a Great Success!

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants and  Generations of the Shoah International (GSI), with Houston Holocaust Museum – 2015 Joint Conference

Houston Texas, USA, October 9-12, 2015.

The feedback has been very positive. Speakers, workshops, panels, entertainment, all excellent. Were you there? If yes, send us your opinion of the conference, send us your photos. We need them for our Mishpocha! Newsletter. Thank you!

Comments and/or questions welcomed, email: holocaustchild@comcast.net