• How Plans To Build a Monument to Righteous Gentiles in Warsaw Fell Apart

    By: Liam Hoare, eJewish Philantrhopy     “From Those – You Saved” was a simple enough idea: a monument and memorial to Poland’s Righteous Among the Nations on the grounds of Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN). Originally to be built by autumn 2015, it has faced opposition

  • MOTL Film Captures Devotion Of Guide Dogs And Their Masters

        It’s amazing the impact a beloved animal can have on a person, even after 71 years. Max Eisen remembers the last time he saw his dog, Farkas, as if it was yesterday. The image is seared in his memory, and you can still hear the emotion in his

  • Rare Postcards From Warsaw Ghetto Surface in Poland

    By: Aimee Amiga, Haaretz   Living in London while her family was trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, Tamara Frymer had one line of communication with her beloved back home: postcards. At the time, all letters going in and out of the ghetto were heavily censored, and

  • Why These Jewish Teens Are Listening To The Stories Of Holocaust Survivors

    By: Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post   Jewish teenagers in fifteen countries from around the globe will meet with Holocaust survivors on Nov. 6-7, for “A Shabbat to Remember.” The event, organized by Jewish youth organization BBYO, falls just days before the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks instigated by

  • Living Word from a Dead World

    By: Yardena Schwartz, Tablet When Tzipora Shapiro walked out the gates of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945, the first thing she felt was guilt. Her father, grandfather, brothers, aunts, and uncles all died in the Lodz Ghetto, and when the Nazis transferred Shapiro and her mother to Auschwitz, she watched

  • Nuremberg Nazi Site Crumbles, but Tricky Questions on Its Future Persist

    New York Times, by Alison Smale NUREMBERG, Germany — In this city, the rallying point for Hitler, is the largest piece of real estate bequeathed by the Nazis, and a burden only increasing with time. First comes the sheer physical size: a parade ground bigger than 12 football fields. A semicircular

  • Willis Carto, Far-Right Figure and Holocaust Denier, Dies at 89

    New York Times, By Douglas Martin Willis Carto, a reclusive behind-the-scenes wizard of the far-right fringe of American politics who used lobbying and publishing to denigrate Jews and other minorities and galvanize the movement to deny the Holocaust, died last Monday at his home in Virginia. He was 89. His

  • Bearing Witness To The Memory Of The Holocaust

    My dear friend Eli Rubenstein, makes a major impact on the world, and does so somewhat unassumingly. I had no idea he was compiling a book to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the March of the Living (The March), a program whose mandate it is to facilitate annual trips to

  • Prominent British Holocaust Historian David Cesarani Dies at 58

    BY The Forward and Liam Hoare David Cesarani, the great British historian of the Holocaust and Anglo Jewry, has died at the age of 58, London’s Jewish Chronicle reports. The London Times columnist David Aaronovitch described him as “a man of luminous intelligence and splendid academic achievement.” Cesarani — as

  • Polish security firm offers to send 100 guards to help protect Israel

    BY JTA The owner of a large Polish security firm offered to send 100 guards to Israel to help protect civilians against terrorist attacks. Benjamin Krasicki, president of the board of the Warsaw-based City Security, made the offer in a letter he sent Wednesday to Israel’s minister of interior security,