Saturday, September 22, 2018

Holocaust Tag

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...

Inglourious Basterds Trailer is out; Tarantino Still Insane

13:16 02 March in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pel3GE97evA] Here's the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's newest bloody assortment of moving pictures. This one's called Inglourious Basterds and includes Brad Pitt and a whole bunch of dead Nazis. Oh, and it's a remake of a 1978 movie by the same name (but spelled...

Holocaust Not A Part of Young Diaspora Jews' Identity, Survey Finds

17:11 15 December in Arts & Culture, Latest, Religion
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1740" align="alignright" width="194" caption="96% linked family with their Jewish identity"][/caption] JTA reported today that a 12 year survey, conducted among 60,000 Jews aged 15-17 in 20 countries outside Israel, indicates that few young diaspora Jews consider the Holocaust or anti-Semitism a part of...