Sunday, April 21, 2019

Holocaust Tag

The Human Touch

15:55 11 November in Culture, History, Latest, Misc
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By Merav Levkowitz Tuesday (November 9th) marked seventy-two years since Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass,” which marked the beginning of the Holocaust in Germany. The first manifestation of Nazi-led violence against the Jews, Kristallnacht saw destruction and vandalism of synagogues and Jewish businesses. Over the...

A Familiar Injustice

16:28 18 October in Latest, Politics
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by Ben Goldberg Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  If that’s the case, Italy and France’s recent treatment of Roma (aka gypsies) should give us pause. Originally from South Asia, the Roma are a nomadic people who have settled...

The French Railroad On Trial

14:59 21 May in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Reuters reported this week that 100 French and American plaintiffs are suing SNCF, the French national railroad company, for their role in transporting French Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust.  The group, made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendents, insist that...

How Do You Teach Human Rights?

10:56 08 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer On International Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) this year, a report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was released outlining the current Holocaust education curriculum in EU secondary schools.  The report advocates linking the study of that era with more...

Do You Want to Friend Heino?

11:27 17 December in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer "My name is Henio Zytomirski. I am seven-years-old. I live on 3 Szewska Street in Lublin.”  So begins the profile of Heino Zytomirski, a young addition to Facebook. Why should we care? Because Heino is dead--a young victim of the Holocaust.  His profile and status updates...