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  • Coffee in Amsterdam with Anne Frank’s Best Friend

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 9, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    Next month is the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank. The exact date that she died in Bergen-Belsen in 1945 is not known other than it is in the first few days of March.

    Anne Frank is the most famous victim of the holocaust, her very memory conjuring up the innocent dead...

  • Survivor: Stella Esformes

    By Jane Ulman

    September 23, 2014 | 9:49 am

    It was 1944, and Stella Esformes — then Sterina Haleoua — was looking forward to watching the national Independence Day parade in Larissa, Greece. She had even purchased a new pair of beige and brown shoes for the occasion. But the day before the event, in the early morning of...

  • Amsterdam tram company won’t punish conductor accused of anti-Semitism

    August 22, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Amsterdam’s transport company, GVB, announced it would not punish an employee accused of making an anti-Semitic remark.

    Two people told the Jewish Community of Amsterdam, NIHS, that they had heard a tram conductor aboard Line 17 say on Aug. 8 that the Anne Frank House was how “the...

  • Yoya’s promise

    By David Suissa

    May 10, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    “You must promise me that you will tell this story, what happened here,” the rabbi said to the bar mitzvah boy, Joachim “Yoya” Joseph. They had just finished the ceremony in a small barrack in Bergen-Belsen, where they covered the windows so the Nazi guards would not see...

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  • Films: Romantic triangle survives in the midst of hell

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I'm a very special Holocaust survivor," Jack Polak says. "I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend, and, believe me, it wasn't easy."

    This may sound like a line from the new genre of Holocaust films with humor, but Polak (who is Jacob on his birth certificate, Jack in...

  • What Bergen-Belsen Taught Us

    By Menachem Z. Rosensaft

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    On Sunday, April 17, hundreds of Holocaust survivors from around the world, along with their children and grandchildren, gathered on the site of the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen to observe the 60th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. I was privileged to...

  • Anne Frank’s Changing Image

    By Tom Tugend

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Fifty-six years after Anne Frank perished in Bergen-Belsen, her life and legacy loom larger than ever.

    A powerful four-hour miniseries, taking Anne from her happy schooldays, through her two years in hiding in Amsterdam, to her final days in the concentration camp, airs nationally...

  • ‘Gathering’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Arje Shaw's first memory was crawling across the floor, finding a piece of black, moldy bread and dipping the crust in water in order to chew it. He was 18 months old. "I looked like a Biafran baby," he says.



    The time was World War II, the place Tashkent, Uzbekistan,...

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