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  • Survivor: Miriam Bell

    By Jane Ulman

    August 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    As the candles glowed, Miriam Bell (née Galperin), her parents and six siblings were singing and welcoming the Sabbath into their comfortable home in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. Then gunshots were fired, and screaming erupted. The family ran outside to see Nazi soldiers, who had...

  • Resurrecting Lithuania’s Jewish past

    February 7, 2013 | 9:35 am

    During the course of one month in 1941, most of the thousands of Jewish residents of Utena, Lithuania, were rounded up by the Nazis, taken into the forest and murdered. Only a few dozen managed to escape.

    That episode nearly buried the entire history of the centuries-old town,...

  • It is very dangerous to suggest that areas of the world should be ‎Judenrein

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Dr. Barry A. Kosmin of Trinity College, author of a survey of European Jewish leaders and ‎opinion formers, discusses the challenges facing the Jewish communities of Europe.


    European Jews are more concerned about a demographic decline today compared to the previous survey,...

  • 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,...

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