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A Report from Germany by Philipp Sonntag

Posted on October 28, 2020

Dear Friends, In 2019 I wanted to present “Forever Alert” at a WFJCSHD meeting, then again now end of October  2020, and mean meantime we may hope in vain for 2021. So I provide my book now free of charge for everybody  at https://www.philipp-sonntag.de/foreveralert/ForeverAlert_web.pdf In Germany we much the same canceled our two meetings in Continue Reading »

News from Zagreb, Croatia: Earthquake and the Coronovirus, by Melita Svob

Posted on May 24, 2020

Dear All, Thank you all for your concerns about the recent devastating earthquake that occurred here in Zagreb on March 22, 2020. We wanted to join you on the recent World Federation zoom conference call but we have been having technical problems here in Eastern Europe and unfortunately could not do so.  But we have Continue Reading »

Reflections about life in Berlin in these strange days, by Esther Dischereit, a 2G Second Generation poet and writer

Posted on May 11, 2020

BERLIN SPLINTERS Translated by Linda Frazee Baker The 6 German original texts are published on Fixpoetry 1 Time is behaving like a vacuum in which we are captive. Because we don’t know when, where, or even how we will leave the vacuum or where we will go, we adapt ourselves to Time, we ourselves become a Continue Reading »

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 11, 2020

Dear Extended Family, Such  difficult times for everyone; “social distancing”——not what most of us in our community really desire. So, as many of us are already doing,  please keep in touch with those you know.  This is so very important at this time when we can’t be with one another—not even family members.   Hoping Continue Reading »

Coping Strategies, by Esther Widman, President, NAHOS, New York

Posted on April 26, 2020

Dear members, friends, and supporters, I just wanted to check in and let you know that I am thinking of you and hoping you are doing well during these very unusual times.  Brave new world- brave survivors, are we prepared to supplement “real- world” experiences with digital realms?  The answer to this challenge is YES. Continue Reading »

Stay Safe Everyone! Diane Weisbrot, 2G, California

Posted on April 26, 2020

A big hello to everyone. Working on writing my father’s story. Stay safe everyone Diane Weisbrot

2G, Menachem Etkin, talks about the importance of telling his family’s history

Posted on March 30, 2020

Yesterday, January 27th, The International Holocaust Memorial day, in a live broadcast in English.May the memory of all victims of the Holocaust be blessed forever! Posted by Menachem Etkin on Monday, January 27, 2020

Thoughts about the Coronovirus, Isabel Alcoff, Second Generation, Penn Valley, Pennsylvania

Posted on March 30, 2020

One of the biggest concerns I have is for my parents, both child survivors.  They are in a retirement community and quarantined on separate sides of the building.  My sisters and I have not been able to visit them for weeks and talking on the phone is challenging because of hearing issues they both have.  Continue Reading »

Child Survivors Association of Great Britain, Henry Obstfeld

Posted on March 30, 2020

The Committee of the (British) Child Survivors Association are in the process of phoning all members. That will take a few days because lots of people are trying to talk/write to each other.  So far all members with whom I have spoken, were fine. Long may it last!   Henri Obstfeld Secretary, Child Survivors Association Continue Reading »

Some thoughts, Anita Grosz, Second Generation, United Kingdom

Posted on March 30, 2020

During this unusual period of public fear and isolation, there has been more regular contact between my friends, groups and local organizations.  My synagogue has a weekly call around to all members.  I have a daily WhatsApp call with my 92 year old mother.  With friends, we have regular remote coffee time.  And, at home, Continue Reading »

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