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  • Germany expands Holocaust survivors’ pensions

    By Ryan Torok

    July 2, 2014 | 4:02 pm

    Recent changes to Germany’s ghetto pension law will expand the number of Holocaust survivors worldwide who are eligible for payments for labor they completed in ghettos and retroactively extend significantly the time period covered.

    The amendments adopted in June affect what are...

  • Germany commits to additional $800 million for home care for Holocaust survivors

    May 28, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    The German government agreed to significantly expand its funding of home care for infirm Holocaust survivors and relax eligibility criteria for restitution programs to include Jews who spent time in so-called open ghettos.

    The agreement, reached after negotiations in Israel with...

  • Moving speeches mark March of the Living

    April 10, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Spring came exceptionally late to southern Poland this year, the patches of snow along the railway track into the former Birkenau concentration camp a reminder that winter had begun to loosen its grip just two days earlier. Yet that didn’t stop some 11,000 people marching the 3...

  • How the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum changed my life

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 3, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    My daughter, Ilana, then a young college student, asked if she could go with me to the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on April 22, 1993 (the date was tied to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 50th anniversary). I said: “I will be leaving very early.” She...

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  • Harry Magid

    By Jane Ulman

    February 27, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    "The Jews are going to be taken from the ghetto and killed.” Harry Magid — known then as Herschel — urged his mother to escape with his younger brother, Alex. Harry had learned from a Ukrainian friend of his father that 300 horse-drawn wagons had been ordered to transport the...

  • Warsaw Jews want to trade historic building for new offices

    February 4, 2013 | 10:22 am

    The Jewish community of Warsaw is advancing plans to demolish one of its historic ghetto-era buildings in favor of new offices.

    Under the plan, the White House on Twarda Street would be replaced with a 20-story building where the community, which has tripled in size since the...

  • Germany adds payments for ghetto survivors

    December 5, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Following negotiations with the Claims Conference, Germany has agreed to loosen the criteria for payment to certain survivors of ghettos.

    Under the new rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, any Jew who spent at least 12 months in a ghetto, in hiding or living under a false identity...

  • Ghetto survivors eligible for payment

    November 28, 2011 | 11:22 am

    For the first time, some survivors of Nazi-era ghettos are eligible for a one-time payment from the so-called Ghetto Fund in addition to the pensions they receive from the German government.

    Following negotiations with Germany, the Claims Conference announced that those who meet...

  • Letters to the Editor: Muslims, Warsaw Ghetto, electric cars

    November 9, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Suspicion of Muslim World Is Warranted

    Another word for “out of control” is anarchy (“The Muslim World Is Out of Control,” Nov. 4).

    Anarchy is breaking out in Yemen, where the embattled president insists on holding his grip over raging tribal factions and youth resistance....

  • Violet Raymond

    By Jane Ulman

    November 2, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    “We got married with a yellow star on his jacket and on my dress.”

    Violet Raymond, then Ibolya Friedmann, and her new husband, George Singer, stood under a chuppah at Nagyfuvaros Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary, on May 27, 1944. She was 17, and he was 19. Three days later, George...

  • Tracking a Warsaw ghetto fighter

    By Tom Tugend

    November 2, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    I met Leon Weinstein, hale and hearty at 101, three months ago and listened to his dramatic recollections as a fighter and survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, one of the bravest chapters in modern Jewish history.

    By normal journalistic practice, the article should have been...

  • A Righteous Role

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 16, 2009 | 4:23 am

    Anna Paquin was 11 when she won an Oscar for her performance in “The Piano” and in her mid-20s when she took the 2009 Golden Globe for her leading role in HBO’s vampire series, “True Blood,” but as she locked up her bicycle on a funky stretch of Abbot Kinney Boulevard the...

  • Not your average ‘schlub’—a memoir

    September 3, 2008 | 8:51 pm

    "From Schlub to Stud: How To Embrace Your Inner Mensch and Conquer the Big City" by Max Gross (Skyhorse Publishing, $12.95).

    Max Gross, by his own admission, used to be your average schlub: He sported an unkempt Jewfro, the bottoms of his jeans were tattered and he'd gamely put a...
  • Timeline: Jewish life in Poland from 1098

    By Jane Ulman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Recently released color footage of the Warsaw Ghetto.WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES
    1098: Information on Jews in Poland begins to appear in Polish chronicles

    1241: A new era of colonization in Poland begins and Jewish immigrants are sought

    1264: Polish Prince Boleslaus issues the Statute of...

  • A Tale of Two Cities Divided

    By Dina Kraft

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On one side there is no escaping the wall: hulking, concrete and towering almost 28 feet into the sky.

    Where it's not a wall, the barrier is a mesh fence topped with barbed wire and cameras, looping around the entire Palestinian city of Kalkilya.

    Just across the boundary and only a...

  • The Other Venice

    By Marilyn Zeitlin

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Venice is the famous city of romance, where boatmen serenade visitors with operatic arias in gondolas that glide through canals under charming bridges. Old buildings reflect in the water like an impressionist canvas of shimmering colors. Pink, red and orange blossoms hang from flower...

  • Come to the Cabaret

    By Tom Tugend

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On Sept. 6, 1941, the Nazis crammed 20,000 Lithuanian Jews into the Vilna ghetto. On Sept. 9, 1943, the ghetto was liquidated and its remaining 12,000 Jews were marked for extermination.

    Remarkably, during the two years of its existence, the ghetto supported a thriving theater,...

  • A Miracle Reawakened

    By Magnus Bennett

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The fading Hebrew inscriptions that adorn the walls of a small storeroom in the town of Terezin can be seen in virtually any synagogue around the globe.But thousands of Jews have been flocking to the recently discovered room because of its unique role in history - as a makeshift...

  • “Anne Frank” for Teens

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Contemporary Holocaust literature for young adults seems to favor a theme: transport unaware teenagers to German-occupied Europe and, together with the characters, the readers will emerge as more sensitive, aware young adults.

    The book, and recent Showtime drama, The Devil's...

  • Art as History’s Witness

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left: "Competitors for Potatoes" by Eli Leskley. "Many [paintings] ... are like ghoulishly bright cartoons in which the subject matter is anything but funny.'"

    Art as History's Witness

    Paintings from Terezin are on exhibit at the Jewish Federation Building

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts...

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