70th anniversary

Survivors Relive Horrors Of ‘Model Ghetto’ Theresienstadt

01/28/2015

Dozens of survivors of the Theresienstadt concentration camp near Prague returned to the site for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of their rescue.

Survivors Draw Chilling Line From Auschwitz To Paris

At the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, a reminder of anti-Semitism’s persistence.

01/28/2015
Israel Correspondent

Oswiecim, Poland — The 300 Auschwitz survivors who commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the death camp this week were motivated by two things: a heartfelt need for some closure and the desire — some called it a mission — to warn the world that the anti-Semitism and hatred that spawned the Shoah are still all around us.

Mordechai Ronen, who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp when he was 11. Getty Images

As Society Changes, So Does Holocaust Education

On 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation, classes in New York public schools focus on other genocides.

01/27/2015
Staff Writer

As Auschwitz survivors and their children this week commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation and mourn the Shoah’s Six Million Jewish victims, Holocaust education in New York State, and elsewhere in the country, looks far different than it did a generation ago.

For better or worse, the books have become metaphors.

Threading The Needle To Survive

01/27/2015
Culture Editor

For years, Rena Margulies Chernoff of Brooklyn traveled to Boston on Jan. 27. She and a cousin who also survived Auschwitz  — they posed as twins — would celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz as their personal day of rebirth.

Babi Yar and the Rose Art Museum: Things Worth Seeing

Brandeis' Rose Art Museum is not dead yet.  Despite the university's much publicized--then reneged--decision to sell off much of the museum's permanent collection last year, the museum itself has been chugging along just fine.  At least that's the indication from the upcoming symposium the Rose Art Museum is hosting on March 10, dedicated to the Babi Yar paintings of the stellar if little known painter Felix Lembersky.

Who's Lembersky?, and what's Babi Yar again? You're forgiven for asking.

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