Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Holocaust Tag

Miss Holocaust 2012?

15:45 27 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison As the number of remaining Holocaust survivors inevitably diminishes, many have attempted to record the survivors’ stories, through books, videos or other means. Taking a new—and somewhat bizarre—approach to commemorating the survivors, Israeli aid organization Yad Ezer L’Haver has announced that they will...

Auslander in the Attic

13:30 26 October in Arts & Culture
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by Sala Levin The Holocaust, as Michael Scott so wisely taught us, is one thing we just can't joke about. (Scott's other taboos? JFK and AIDS, though the Lincoln assassination was only recently crossed off that list.) But Shalom Auslander, well, bless him, he's trying. The...

Yizkor Education

18:28 17 August in History, Politics
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By Adina Rosenthal British historian Sir Ian Kershaw famously wrote: “The road to Auschwitz was built by hate, but paved with indifference,” a sentiment that provides much rationale for solid Holocaust education today. However, despite its clear importance, Holocaust education is not always the norm in schools....

Chagall's Crucifixions

17:02 27 May in Arts & Culture
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By Kayla Green For the first time in history, Marc Chagall’s Bible-themed engravings, originally intended as a gift for his second wife, are on display to the public. The engravings are part of the “Chagall and the Bible” exhibit in Paris’s Museum of Jewish Art and...

Chagall’s Crucifixions

17:02 27 May in Arts & Culture
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By Kayla Green For the first time in history, Marc Chagall’s Bible-themed engravings, originally intended as a gift for his second wife, are on display to the public. The engravings are part of the “Chagall and the Bible” exhibit in Paris’s Museum of Jewish Art and...

Auschwitz, in 2011

14:52 02 May in History, Religion
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by Kayla Green Today marks Yom HaShoah, the day we commemorate those killed during the Holocaust. Across the world, people share stories of those who survived and those who didn’t, of yellow stars and barbed wire, of a terrifying life lived in ghettos and camps. Among...

The Lost Diary of Margot Frank

15:15 06 April in History
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By Kayla Green Every day, countless tourists flock to the Anne Frank House to visit the hiding place of young Anne, her family and acquaintances. The widespread popularity of her diary, which is one of the world's most widely read books and the basis for several...

Denmark's Jewish Heritage

13:05 22 February in Arts & Culture, Culture
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by Kayla Green Many experiences come to mind when one imagines a trip to Copenhagen, including seeing the famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, visiting ornate castles and indulging in decadent smorgasbords. However, what is not as well known is the rich Jewish history...