At the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, a reminder of anti-Semitism’s persistence.
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.
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.
$250 million fund seen as merely ‘symbolic’; anger over perceived small amount.
In their later years, Jews who survived the Holocaust as children — whether in concentration camps, ghettos or in hiding — have experienced psychological problems such as nightmares and health issues related to malnutrition as children.
German consulate bestows Order of Merit on Holocaust survivor and Claims Conference negotiator Roman Kent.
The incongruity of the moment was inescapable.
Roman Kent, an 89-year-old, Polish-born Auschwitz survivor, stood in the living room here of German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben’s home last month and heard the German official describe him as a man who “went through hell and yet brought the message of tolerance and solidarity to so many.”
Holocaust-related cookbooks, a growing genre, tell stories of both deprivation and survival.
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When Florence Tabrys was 14, the Nazis occupied her small hometown of Szydlowiec, Poland. Three years later, she and her younger sister were sent to a munitions factory. They were later shipped from concentration camp to concentration camp before they were eventually liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945. They never saw their parents or five other siblings again.
The grandchildren of survivors ‘seeking their own liturgy’ in marking Shoah trauma in iconoclastic ways.
In Edinburgh, Scotland, youth worker Jonathan Litewski McKean, whose grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, decides to honor her legacy in a personal way. Next month, on his 26th birthday, he will have her concentration camp number tattooed on his left arm.
Bill requires company to pay Holocaust survivors they transported to death camps before bidding on light rail project.
Maryland lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill next month that would block a Paris-based rail company from bidding on the state’s $2.2 billion light rail project unless its parent company pays Holocaust survivors reparations for transporting them to Nazi death camps.