Holocaust

Shoah Memories At The Deli Counter

06/17/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

More than half a century after the end of the Third Reich, the Shoah still reverberates in the lives of the survivors’ grandchildren. In Dana Boll’s new play, “Bella’s Dream,” based on the refugee experiences of her paternal grandparents, memories of the Holocaust keep seeping and bleeding into the present.

Dana Boll’s “Bella’s Dream” deals with grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told

06/03/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The recent 20th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington began with a fitting display of American patriotism and Jewish gratitude.

David E. Fishman

Honoring Sen. Frank Lautenberg

05/23/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Love of country, love of Jewish community and love of Israel. Those have been driving forces for Frank Lautenberg, who is nearing the end of his career in the United States Senate, and they are the qualities that make an upcoming tribute by the Jewish community something I am proud to commemorate.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

A Teen's Graphic Novel About The Holocaust

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o blogger Aaron Herman spoke with teenage author Christopher Huh about his new graphic novel, "Keeping My Hope." Christopher started writing "Keeping My Hope" when he was 13 years old. It took him about a year and half to complete the book. To write Keeping My Hope, Christopher spent over a thousand hours conducting research on WWII and the Holocaust by searching the Internet, checking out books from the library, visiting the Holocaust museum, and interviewing Holocaust survivors.

German Man, 93, Charged With Auschwitz Crimes

05/07/2013 - 20:00

 Hans Lipschis, reportedly one of the 10 most wanted Nazis, was arrested in Germany.

A Tragic List, Of Five Million

"It defies the wishes of the Nazis that these people die without names."

Swiss Fund To Hasten Fuller List Of Victims

$4.5 million allocation to Yad Vashem puts milestone in reach; 5 million names seen as goal.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A milestone in Holocaust history — compiling all the names possible of the Nazis’ Jewish victims — appears within reach as a result of the proposed allocation of $4.5 million from the Swiss bank settlement with Holocaust victims and survivors.

Judge Edward Korman: Overseeing distribution of $1.2 billion settlement.

Turning A New Page In Poland’s Jewish History

Major Warsaw museum, opening April 19, has attracted support from non-Jewish Poles and Polish-born Holocaust survivors.

04/16/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Warsaw — Nine months before the start of World War II, a Jewish friend of Jerzy Prezdziecki wrote in a poem that “our friendship will never change to smoke.”

A replica of a 17th-Century synagogue in the museum. Photo courtesy Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Anne Frank Museum Praises Justin Bieber Visit After Guestbook Flap

04/14/2013 - 20:00

The Anne Frank House defended Justin Bieber's visit to the museum and his guestbook message hoping that the teen diarist "would have been a Belieber."

"The Anne Frank House was pleased to welcome Justin Bieber to the Anne Frank House last Friday. We think it is very positive that he took the time and effort to visit our museum," the Amsterdam-based museum wrote Monday in a post on its Facebook page. "He was very interested in the story of Anne Frank and stayed for over an hour. We hope that his visit will inspire his fans to learn more about her life and hopefully read the diary."

Justin Bieber

Albany Teacher Who Gave 'Jews Are Evil' Assignment Suspended

04/13/2013 - 20:00

The New York teacher who assigned her students to write a persuasive essay on why Jews are evil was placed on leave and will be disciplined.

The teacher, who has not been named, was placed on leave Friday from her job at Albany High School and could face a reprimand or firing, according to the Albany Times Union.

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