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  • A father’s love

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    June 17, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    My father, Bob Goldhamer, passed away two years ago, a week after his 94th birthday. When he died, my sister, Sue, and I each inherited a large box containing all of our childhood drawings and every letter we sent to Dad from camp or college. 

    Dad had apparently lugged these...

  • Hedy Fingerman

    By Jane Ulman

    August 15, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    The cattle car doors opened onto the Auschwitz platform and Hedy Markowitz, abruptly separated from her mother and younger brothers, was pushed along a walkway. She was first detained at a building where two Jewish prisoners shaved her head, and was then ushered into another...

  • How you can participate in Ani Ma’amin, I Believe

    September 28, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    In the 1950’s, the renowned journalist Edward R. Murrow solicited brief statements from people across America, great and ordinary alike, in a project called, “This I Believe.” Murrow believed there was no greater need in the America of his time than assertions of principle and...