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  • LAMOTH expands Memoir Project with call for more

    By Jared Sichel

    4 days ago

    Gary Steinberg, son of a Holocaust survivor, recently donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) signed copies of his father’s memoir.

    Steinberg’s father, Manny, died this year at the age of 90, shortly after completing a memoir that had sat, unfinished, in a box...

  • Romania expected to pass Holocaust restitution bill

    5 days ago

    Legislation that will make it easier for Holocaust survivors to press restitution claims is expected to pass in Romania’s parliament next week.

    Lawmakers said Tuesday they expect the bill, which removes barriers to claiming property, to succeed, Reuters reported.

    Much of the...

  • How my grandmother’s chutzpah helped Sugihara rescue thousands of Jews

    6 days ago

    The story of Chiune Sugihara – the Japanese consul in Kovno, Lithuania, who disobeyed his government’s orders in 1940 and issued transit visas through Japan to thousands of Jews seeking to flee war-torn Europe — wasn’t widely known until 1985, when Yad Vashem, Israel’s...

  • Distribution of federal funds for Holocaust survivors begins

    March 3, 2016 | 8:37 am

    The Jewish federations umbrella organization disbursed $2.8 million in federal grants to assist Holocaust survivors.

    With matching private funds, required under terms of the Department of Health and Human Services allocation announced last year, the Jewish Federations of North...

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  • US Holocaust museum to collect items for time capsule

    February 23, 2016 | 11:01 am

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking messages and personal artifacts from Holocaust survivors for a time capsule to be opened on the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2043.

    The capsule will be on display in the museum’s David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and...

  • How two survivors found romance

    February 11, 2016 | 11:00 am

    In a way, their relationship began like so many others: a workplace romance.

    Gabriella Karin, 85, was a docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH); Robert Geminder, 80, who goes by Bob, was on the museum’s board of directors.

    His wife, Judy, died four years ago....

  • Austrian prosecutors: Mauthausen Holocaust survivors may be called criminals

    February 9, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Prosecutors in an Austrian city reaffirmed Nazi logic by failing to indict authors of a magazine article that called Holocaust survivors murderers and criminals, the president of Vienna’s Jewish community said.

    Oskar Deutsch made the statement Monday concerning the recent...

  • Survivors and mementos with meaning

    January 28, 2016 | 3:39 pm

    When she arranged to meet and photograph the Holocaust survivors of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ Café Europa, Barbara Mack gave them only one instruction: Bring something of personal value.

    Most of the subjects complied, arriving with a hodgepodge of items that included...

  • BBYO teens on front lines of the last survivor generation

    November 19, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Michele Rodri was 7 years old when a pair of Nazi storm troopers plucked her out of a game of hopscotch outside her Paris home. 

    Telling her story to a group of Southern California teens at Shabbat dinner on the evening of Nov. 6, Rodri lifted her plastic plate to demonstrate the...

  • Holocaust trauma, other gene changes during life, may be inherited

    August 25, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Every generation of Jews, it is thought, must learn the trauma of the Holocaust anew from parents or community.

    But a new study has provided the strongest proof yet that some of the trauma is passed along genetically, and that other genetic changes people accrue during life also...

  • The end of life is different for Holocaust survivors

    August 11, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Jewish hospice chaplains confront the emotional and medical complexities of death and dying every day, but Holocaust survivors present special challenges.

    Rabbi E.B. “Bunny” Freedman, director of the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network, said that chaplains are increasingly...

  • Letters to the editor: BDS, Independence for special needs adults, Holocaust survivors and more

    July 15, 2015 | 11:31 am

    Emotion Not Enough in Age of Information

    Any anti-BDS movement that does not address the occupation and settlement expansion in some way is doomed to failure (“Hillary Clinton Has the Answer to BDS,” July 10). We cannot assume students are stupid or anti-Semitic when they look...

  • Holland reverses decision to cut survivor’s pension over West Bank residence

    May 12, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    Following a protest by a Holocaust survivors’ group in Israel, the Dutch government reversed its decision to cut pension payments to a 90-year-old woman because she moved to a West Bank settlement.

    The reversal was announced Monday in a letter sent by Caspar Veldkamp, the...

  • A memorable march

    March 11, 2015 | 10:14 am

    Some 70 years ago, my now-89-year-old grandfather, Andrew Gardner, marched.  He marched, by force, in death marches, alongside so many who eventually perished at the hands of the Nazis.  This week, my grandfather marched through the vast Walter E. Washington Convention Center...

  • Funding for survivor services sees a big jump in 2015

    By Ryan Torok

    January 29, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany — also known as the Claims Conference — is providing a $10.1 million increase in funding this year to California-based Holocaust survivors, according to a Claims Conference’s December press release. The money will fund home...

  • Lauder, Spielberg warn of rising anti-Semitism

    January 27, 2015 | 9:08 am

    European leaders must do more to combat rising anti-Semitism on their home turf, Jewish leaders urged on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

    Governments must adopt a “zero tolerance” policy toward preachers of hate and importers of jihad, World Jewish...

  • Survivors gather for historic anniversary at Auschwitz

    January 26, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    Holocaust survivors gathered in Krakow on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz amid unease regarding the safety of Jews in Europe.

    Some 100 survivors from 19 countries — each with a child, grandchild or companion — are expected to attend official ceremonies...

  • U.S., France secure $60 million for survivors of rail deportations

    December 5, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    The United States and France have tentatively arrived at a $60 million lump sum agreement to settle claims by survivors deported to Nazi camps via the French rail system.

    The agreement, announced Friday in a conference call with reporters by Stuart Eizenstat, the State...

  • Moving and shaking: JCFLA’s Marvin Schotland honored, SOLA celebrates

    By Ryan Torok

    September 24, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    The most moving part of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ (JCFLA) 60th-anniversary celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Sept. 19 had to be when CEO Marvin Schotland’s father, Lou Schotland, sang to his son.

    The event honored Marvin for his 25 years...

  • Local groups receive volunteers to aid Holocaust survivors

    July 9, 2014 | 10:38 am

    A new partnership between national and Jewish service organizations will connect volunteers with Holocaust survivors beginning in September in several major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. 

    Through an initiative between the Corporation for National & Community Service, Jewish...

  • Knesset increases benefits for Holocaust survivors

    June 11, 2014 | 11:52 am

    The Knesset voted to increase benefits for Israel’s Holocaust survivors, many of whom live in poverty.

    The bill, which was passed June 9, will add $290 million a year to the allocations for survivor benefits, increase the monthly stipend received by Holocaust survivors and...

  • Biden pledges aid for poor Holocaust survivors

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 10, 2013 | 7:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden announced a new White House effort to aid aging Holocaust survivors living in poverty in the United States.

    Speaking on Dec. 10 at a luncheon in Washington, D.C., Biden said the Obama Administration will appoint a special envoy at the Department of Health...

  • Shoah: Breadcrumbs of life

    By David Suissa

    April 4, 2013 | 5:36 am

    The Holocaust is really too big and too dark to fathom. It’s larger than life, larger than death, even larger than evil. The human mind can’t quite comprehend an evil that wants to destroy a whole race of humans — and succeeds in destroying about a third of it.

    No matter how many...

  • What happened at Belzec

    April 3, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    In the summer of 1993, my father and I visited the site of the extermination camp of Belzec in eastern Poland, where my grandparents were among half a million Jews murdered by the Nazis in 1942.

    That visit would change my life. 

    I was working on a book about my father’s...

  • Carrying The Torch | Guest Blog Post by Ashley Gleitman Waterman

    February 25, 2013 | 10:59 am

    “Man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”
    - William Faulkner, speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall...

  • The Power of We

    February 4, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    The world needs to RSVP the power of one—plus one. Even Sir Richard Branson has acknowledged that the success of his Virgin brand comes from working with others--the "We" factor.  Granted, individuals can have great ideas, but they become real with the partnership of others. Which...

  • Report: Swiss kicked out Jews despite knowing of ‘final solution’

    January 28, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    The Swiss government knew about the Nazi program to wipe out Jews in 1942 -- earlier than previously known -- documents publicized by a Swiss television station suggest.

    A report aired by the German-language station SRF on Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, said the...

  • October 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 4, 2012 | 3:05 am

    In-depth

    Iran Loses the Economic Battle

    John Allen Gay of the National Interest takes a hard look at the Islamic Republic's imploding financial system. 

    The Islamic Republic reportedly has funneled ten billion dollars into backing the Assad regime in Syria, yet the...

  • The Children Who Survived

    September 12, 2012 | 11:59 am

    In her solo show, “Silent Witnesses,” Stephanie Satie portrays four women, all childhood survivors of the Holocaust, who share their stories as a celebration of the human spirit. The idea for the play, which will be staged on Sept. 20 at the South Pasadena Library, came to Satie...

  • Survivor: Sonja Telias

    By Jane Ulman

    July 18, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    From the upstairs bedroom she shared with four girls, Sonja Blits heard the soldiers marching through the quiet village of Zaandijk, outside Amsterdam, where she was being hidden by a generous Dutch family. “Remember, stay below the windowsill,” Moe Haidel, the other girls’ mother,...

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