History, And A Love Story, Both

Newly published letters offer striking window into Buchenwald's liberation — and of a young couple’s bond.

Editorial Intern

In April of 1945, unbeknownst to most Americans, the liberation of Buchenwald had begun.

The collection includes more than 1,000 letters between Sandy and Hyman Schulman and photos taken by Schulman. Courtesy of POBA

V’higa’d’ta L’vinha … Telling the Story Of The Shoah

Jewish Week Online Columnist

It is an unusual day indeed when The New York Times, not always considered sensitive to the concerns of the Jewish community, publishes a front-page obituary for a rabbi. But the Times did just that a few short weeks ago, when it noted, with appropriate pathos and respect, the death of Rabbi Hershel Schacter, of blessed memory.

Rabbi Gerald Skoknik

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, Chaplain At Buchenwald Liberation, Dies At 95


Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a national Jewish leader and the only Jewish chaplain present at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, died Thursday at the age of 95.

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