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  • Life in Oswiecim

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    I’ve been in Warsaw the past week and just came down today to Oswiecim—the little city in southern Poland outside of which Auschwitz is located. I’m not here to pay homage at the death camp (which I have visited a number of times) but to attend part of the third edition of the...

  • The right questions after the March of the Living

    May 9, 2012 | 1:16 pm

    I’m standing with my back against a brick wall at Auschwitz. Monise Neumann points to an area just beyond her and tells a story.

    When Freddy Diament arrived at the forced labor camp, she says, he was stripped of his material possessions. That was, of course, what happened when...

  • Synagogues in Northeastern Poland

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 6, 2012 | 1:30 am

    I spent the past week in Sejny, a small town in the far northeast of Poland near the Lithuanian border—and coincidentally just ran across a very good video about the synagogues and Jewish quarters in Sejny and several other towns in eastern/northeastern Poland. It’s worth watching.