• Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers

    By: Vanessa Gera                       WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since

  • The more I learned, the less I understood by Tricia Schwitzer, 2015

    I am standing in the WIZO cafeteria, in a queue at the soup tureen. The lady in front of me ladles rich vegetable broth into her bowl and I do not need to pray that there will be sufficient vegetables left in the soup to sustain me. No, I don’t

  • Satirical Slap in the Face

    By: The Israel Opinion Op-ed: New German film ‘Look Who’s Back,’ which satirizes Hitler, should not have been made for same reasons Charlie Chaplin regretted making ‘The Great Dictator.’ In October, “Look Who’s Back”, a satire based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vermes, which describes Adolph Hitler’s return after

  • Is It Kosher to Invoke the Shoah in Politics

    By: Jodie Shupac, Canadian Jewish News The recent backlash against York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler for noting in campaign literature and on his website that he’s the son of a Holocaust survivor raises larger questions about the appropriateness of referencing the Shoah in political and campaign rhetoric. Former Montreal-area

  • The secrets of Ukraine’s shameful ‘Holocaust of Bullets’ killing centre where 1.6million Jews were executed

    Please note, this is a text only version. To read the article with archival photographs (many of which contain graphic content), click here. The Daily Mail, By Will Stewart, August 24, 2015 Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War the full, shocking scale of the Nazi-inspired

  • Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma

    The Guardian, By Jean West Jewish activists in Scotland have started a campaign to support the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors across the world, saying the trauma of the extermination camps continues to haunt the descendants of those who suffered there.                    

  • In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage

    New York Times, By Joseph Berger A writer and his sister journey to the childhood homes of their parents, places where once Jews like them could thrive. When I was growing up, my mother filled me with visions of her hometown, Otwock in Poland, describing it as a kind of

  • European Maccabi Games to be Held at Olympic Venues Built by Nazis

    JTABy Toby AxelrodBERLIN (JTA) – They are roaring through Europe, raising dust as they go: Jewish bikers bearing an Olympic-style torch all the way from Israel to this German city.Next week, 11 core riders will pull their steel steeds into Berlin’s famous outdoor amphitheater, the Waldbuehne, to help usher in

  • Our Secret Auschwitz

    The New York Times By Rachel SopherWhen I started therapy, I found it hard to speak. Sessions filled up with silences, pregnant pauses, missing words. I couldn’t express myself for fear that any divulgence would hurt someone I loved.My childhood home had been like this, too. Our quiet house on a

  • What Would Miriam Do?

    eJewish Philanthropy  By Jack Rosenbaum  From March to Miriam, an Empowerment Program Offering Light to Holocaust Survivors in Their Twilight Years As the director of the March of the Living (‘March’) Southern Region, I know many survivors. I cherish each of them. Survivors who accompany teenagers to Poland and Israel,