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The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak The personal papers of one of World War II’s earliest historians reveal an obsession with how Nazis distorted the German language.

Posted on June 27, 2019

 They didn’t wait for the war to end. In August 1944, as soon as Soviet troop s swept the Nazis out of eastern Poland, a group of Jewish intellectuals rushed to cities like Lublin and Lodz to begin collecting and recording, scouring for any trace of the still fresh horror that had taken their own Continue Reading »

Seven Holocaust survivors named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Posted on June 18, 2019

Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen survivor Ruzena Levy is among seven Jewish refugees named in this weekend’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Levy, along with Walter Kammerling, Gabriele Keenaghan, Ernest Simon, George Hans Vulkan, Robert and Hannah Kirk were awarded British Empire Medals for sharing their testimony with over 100,000 schoolchildren around the UK. It took Levy Continue Reading »

Dr. Charles Silow is honored by the DAR

Posted on April 1, 2019

One of our “own” leaders, Charlie Silow has been recognized by the DAR for his work with Holocaust Survivors over the past 25 years.  We’re so proud!  Read more…. Dr. Charles Silow, director of the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a service of Jewish Senior Life, and the Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Continue Reading »

My Knees Were Jumping; Remembering the Kindertransports screening in New York March 13

Posted on March 7, 2019

A film by Melissa Hacker, Narrated by Joanne Woodward Join director Melissa Hacker and NPR journalist Uri Berliner to watch and discuss the first documentary film to tell the heart-wrenching story of the Kindertransports. After the screening, Hacker and Berliner will talk about how the Kindertransport affected their own family histories. My Knees Were Jumping Continue Reading »

Belgian mayor defends carnival float featuring Jews with money and a rat

Posted on March 7, 2019

 JTA — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that “In Aalst it should be allowed.” Christoph D’Haese told the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper that “it’s not up to the mayor to forbid” such displays, and Continue Reading »

Forgotten history in the Netherlands

Posted on January 7, 2019

A Dutch couple find forgotten Holocaust history in their countryside home

Georges Loinger, Jewish French Resistance Fighter

Posted on December 31, 2018

Georges Loinger, Jewish French Resistance Fighter has died at the age of 108.  He saved over 100 Jewish children together with the OSE.

Armenia Honors Lemkin

Posted on December 31, 2018

Raphael Lemkin coined the term, “Antisemitism” and a street is being named for him in Armenia..

New Museum at Sobibor

Posted on December 31, 2018

Germany is allocating new funds towards the building of a museum at former concentration camp, Sobibor.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany announces new Fund for Kindertransport Survivors

Posted on December 30, 2018

In the 80th anniversary year of the Kindertransports, the Claims Conference announced an agreement with the German government to provide compensation payments for child survivors of the Kindertransport. It is not yet clear whether this fund includes all Kindertransportees, or only those who were sent to Great Britain. In the months before the start of Continue Reading »

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