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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A Dutch couple find forgotten Holocaust history in their countryside home
Georges Loinger, Jewish French Resistance Fighter has died at the age of 108. He saved over 100 Jewish children together with the OSE.
Raphael Lemkin coined the term, “Antisemitism” and a street is being named for him in Armenia..
Germany is allocating new funds towards the building of a museum at former concentration camp, Sobibor.
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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