Gabriella Karin (then Foldes) tightly clasped her Uncle Sandor’s waist as she traveled on the back of his bicycle along the back roads of Slovakia from Malzenice to Bratislava, a 40-mile journey. It was the summer of 1942, and the 11-year-old had been visiting her grandmother, who...
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Ever since we started dating, we've decided to spend all our anniversary traveling. As a result, our first wedding anniversary was spent on a long day trip - visiting fortresses and a scenic medieval town in Romania -, my birthday was spent in Austria and my husband's birthday on a...
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A Slovak court has commuted a death sentence against Laszlo Csatary, a war criminal whom Slovakia wants extradited from Hungary for his complicity in murdering thousands of Jews.
A Czechoslovakian court in 1948 sentenced Csatary in absentia to death for torturing Jews and helping...
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I’m already posted on this blog about the new ITunes app called Oshpitzin that uses smart phone technology to teach and tour pre-WW2 Jewish Oswiecim—the town where Auschwitz was built—which before the Holocaust was a majority Jewish town.
In this JTA story I write about how this...
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In 1989, on the eve of the fall of communism, the American poet Jerome Rothenberg published a powerful series of poems called “Khurbn” that dealt with the impact of the Holocaust on Eastern Europe.
In one section, he recorded conversations he had had in Poland with local people who...
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