Jun 032015

Following are links to important articles that, because of space limitations, could not be included in our latest newsletter Mishpocha! The articles deal with topics discussed at our Berlin 2014 Conference or are personal descriptions of the conference.


A critique of Holocaust education in Germany, by Anna Rosmus. In this article Ms. Rosmus tells the story of Flora Altbair, Holocaust survivor but one of many “countless missing links” who might have been lost to history. Click on Flora Anna Rosmus


Report from Berlin Conference by Kindertransport 2G, Anita Grosz. Click on  Anita Grosz


The day following our Berlin 2014 Conference, the World Federation organized an important meeting with the Claims Conference and German officials. The goal was reparations for our “Lost Childhoods”. Following the meeting, a German newspaper “Die Welt” published the following article, here translated by the Berlin Child Survivors Group. Click on They Survived the Holocaust


Correction: below incorrectly attributes the Child Survivor panel articles Dr. Krell submitted  – to the Claims Conference Symposium.

Below is a copy of Dr. Krell’s speech given at the Claims Conference Symposium, August 27th, 2014.

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Below is Dr. Robert Krell evaluation of World Federation presentations, not Claims Conference, during the Berlin Conference 2014. Apologies for the erroneous title:

Claims Conference PresentationsMishpocha submission February 2015 – Berlin – Robert Krell

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Oct 082014
…. cry during the day and dance at night…(to view more photos from Berlin, click on photo at right, also click on photos to enlarge to full screen – photos by Melissa Traub, Charles Silow, Uri Ophir, Rene Lichtman, Mel Boas.)

more excellent Berlin photos from Mel Boas; click on below to see and order photos.

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To see our past Las Vegas Program Book, click on below:

Program book 2013 FINALrevisedwith Daisy on 10-19-13

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dancing after dinner

dancing after dinner



Melita Svob family, Croatia

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Jack and Miriam Gun 347



US Embasador Emerson

Sep 242014

Dear Friends,

The September edition of the WFNU includes information about the successful Berlin conference.  We also announce the 2015 host city will be Houston TX.  There is update information about the Claims Conference, and a Resolution by the Wold Federation on Anti-Semitism, intended for media distribution.

Click here to read: WFNU Sept 2014


Jan 152014

Once again we must say goodbye… until next time… HOUSTON, TEXAS, 2015

We miss our dear friend “the fat lady” as she called herself, who always closed our conferences, dear Sofia Shulman, from Poland/New York.

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Jan 152014

The entire Las Vegas community was invited to attend our joint Kristallnacht program, co-hosted by ourselves and the local Jewish Federation.

Candles were lit in a moving cermony and Dr. Berenbaum spoke.

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Jan 152014

Many excellent speakers presented at our plenaries and on panels.

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Jan 152014

Generations of the Shoah International worked hard to bring out 2G’s and 3G’s.

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Jan 152014

There were many very animated discussions… “two Jews, three opinions…” so when you have over 400 Jews, by the end of our conference we have many opinions.

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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”

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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.