• 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,

  • The Holocaust survivor who coached World Cup star Carli Lloyd

    By Gabe Friedman July 7, 2015 12:01am JTA Soccer fans around the world watched in amazement Sunday night as the United States women’s soccer team netted five goals – four of them in the first 16 minutes – to defeat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final. Three

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  • Blind Israelis March from Auschwitz and Birkenau with Their Guide Dogs

    Jerusalem Post A 28-minute documentary film, “Blind Love,” recounts a trip in 2013 to Poland of a delegation of six blind Israelis who lead the viewer on a different kind of journey. It was in the Majdanek Concentration Camp that Liron Artzi, a 30-year-old blind attorney from Tel Aviv, lost

  • Playing Music for the March of the Living, Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Writes About March of the Living

    Last week, at the invitation of International March of the Living (MOTL), I traveled to Poland to perform at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, held in Auschwitz- Birkenau. In addition to playing at the Auschwitz ceremony, I performed at a concert honoring the liberators who were the first to enter concentration