Poverty and Loneliness amongst Holocaust Survivors By Emma Eytan On the second week of the month, Raffi, a volunteer with the Jaffa Institute’s Accompanying the Elderly program, knocks on Mali’s door. He is greeted by a warm smile and the comforting aroma of a fresh pot of coffee. On the table, two cookies are placed on a glass plate, framed by a floral doily on the table. Raffi recognizes the cookies - he delivered them with the food package … [Read more...] about ‘I Live on the Fourth Floor. I Haven’t Been Outside in Years’
By Sharna Marcus Today I asked my students to create a Graffiti Wall that would help future generations remember the Holocaust - we had just finished reading Night and I thought it would help bring closure to all we have read and learned.... However, for the first time I had a student refuse to do the assignment because that was not relevant to her and she honestly doesn't believe it happened. I happened upon them on accident. Post after … [Read more...] about Wanted: Holocaust Cybereducators
The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) has launched a traveling art exhibition which commemorates the victims of the Babyn Yar massacre in Ukraine during September 1941, one of the largest mass-killings of Jewish people by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. The exhibition, which has opened to coincide with International Holocaust Day, was formally launched this morning by Natan Sharansky during a private event at the House of Commons … [Read more...] about Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre Launches London Exhibition in Call for Greater Recognition of One of The Holocaust’s Largest Massacres
By Timothy Langille The Soviet Red Army liberated the most notorious of the Nazi death camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, on Jan. 27, 1945. This year, the United Nations and 39 countries will commemorate that date with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date acknowledges the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. But, as a Jewish studies scholar, I have found it also reveals how traumatic memory works in the present and can serve as … [Read more...] about How Will Generations that Didn’t Experience the Holocaust Remember It?
By Karen L. Berman As the Jewish and global communities prepare to mark the United Nations-designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, there’s a foreboding sense of déjà vu in the continued persecution and hate which links the Nazi atrocities with contemporary anti-Semitism - and it’s a connection which isn’t necessarily as distant as we might assume. For many Jews in America and worldwide, one of the enduring memories of … [Read more...] about Holocaust Education must Lay the Foundation for a More Tolerant, Safer Future