By Cheyenne Paris But Why Anne Frank? Annelies Marie Frank was born in Frankfort, Germany on June 12, 1929. She was welcomed into the world by her mother, Edith, father, Otto, and older sister, Margot. A short fifteen years later, she would die of typhus in Bergen-Belsen … [Read more...] about But Why Anne Frank?
By Ilyse Muser Shainbrown The day of January 27, 2020 is quickly approaching and it’s significance is grand as it marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz. This day will be marked around that world at ceremonies i … [Read more...] about The Need to Educate, Speak and Ensure that Holocaust Remembrance is Always Done
By Dan Stone The first entry in Renia Spiegel’s diary is dated January 31, 1939: “Today, my dear Diary, is the beginning of our deep friendship. Who knows how long it will last?” The 14-year-old girl, living with her grandparents in Przemysl (halfway between Cracow an … [Read more...] about Renia’s Diary: Intimate Memoir of a Young Polish Jew on the Verge of Adulthood as WWII Explodes Around Her
It will be aimed at reviving the memory of the Holocaust, strengthening education around the Holocaust and combating anti-Semitism. (JNS) Romania will open its first national Holocaust museum more than seven decades since the end of World War II. The National Museum of … [Read more...] about Romania Set to Open First Holocaust Museum Since End of Second World War
By Dave Matkowsky The recent uproar over Israeli education minister Rafi Peretz's remarks comparing assimilation to the Holocaust in its effect on Jewish continuity struck me as odd. Not because I think the comparison is apt; to the contrary it is unfortunate and unhelpful. … [Read more...] about The Holocaust as Pervasive (and Unhelpful) Metaphor for Contemporary Jewish Communal Challenges