Friday, September 21, 2018

Poland Tag

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 Holocaust Today

12:42 28 January in History, Latest
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By Symi Rom-Rymer January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops.  In 2005, 60 years after the liberation, the United Nations General Assembly designated that date International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  As many have said before, the Holocaust is...

Neo-Nazi Karma

10:05 29 September in Latest, Politics
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By Niv Elis In what must be a neo-Nazi's worst nightmare, two Polish skinheads (a married couple) discovered that they are, in fact, Jewish. Joining the ranks of unwitting self-haters like Ted Haggard,  Ken Mehlman, and the fictional Danny Balint, Pawel and Olga (whose last names were not given)...

A Polish Education

10:41 15 July in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.957331&w=425&h=350&fv=embedReferer%3D%26embedPageUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Fnews%252F10271705%26widgetRevision%3D20677_21220%26legacyPlayerRevision%3D20573_21118%26config_settings_language%3Ddefault%26config_settings_skin%3Dsilver%26companionSize%3D300x60%26companionType%3Dadi%26preroll%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fad.doubleclick.net%252Fpfadx%252Fbbccom.live.site.news%252Fnews_europe_content%253Bslot%253Dcompanion%253Bsz%253D512x288%253Bsectn%253Dnews%253Bctype%253Dcontent%253Bnews%253Deurope%253Badsense_middle%253Dadsense_middle%253Badsense_mpu%253Dadsense_mpu%253Breferrer%253Dnonbbc%253Breferrer_domain%253D%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10055%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10083%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10126%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10139%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10153%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10170%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10189%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10191%253Bheadline%253Dcaringforpoland%252527sjewishgraves%253Btile%253D3%26config%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnews.bbc.co.uk%252Fplayer%252Femp%252Fconfig%252Fdefault.xml%253F2_26_20959_21121_1_20100621093512%26domId%3Demp-10271705-5481%26playlist%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%252Fnews%252F10271705%252B%252Fplaylist.sxml%26size%3DFull%26holdingImage%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnews.bbcimg.co.uk%252Fmedia%252Fimages%252F48026000%252Fjpg%252F_48026789_jex_716990_de34-1.jpg%26config_settings_autoPlay%3Dtrue%26config_settings_showPopoutButton%3Dfalse%26config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_pageType%3Deav1%26config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_edition%3DUS%26fmtjDocURI%3D%252Fnews%252F10271705%26companionId%3Dbbccom_companion_10271705%26config_settings_showShareButton%3Dtrue%26config_settings_showUpdatedInFooter%3Dtrue] BBC News - Poland asks prisoners to care for Je...

The Jews of Modern Poland

16:30 15 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer The New York Times recently published a piece recently about a former Polish neo-Nazi who discovered his Jewish roots as an adult and is now ultra-Orthodox.  As he acknowledges in the article, “he was drawn to extremes.” Pawel’s (now Pinchas’) story is certainly engrossing. ...

A Declaration of War

13:38 22 December in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Well, the mystery is solved…sort of.  The infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz on December 18 has been recovered on the other side of the country from where it was taken.  At this point, the Polish police are refusing to comment...