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Tag: Warsaw Ghetto
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Workers began demolishing a wall in Warsaw near the spot where Jews were gathered for transport to the Treblinka concentration camp.
The demolition of the wall bordering the square in the former Warsaw Ghetto known as the Umschlagplatz was first reported Tuesday by the Virtual...
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Australian-based Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy delivered the keynote address at the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Yom Hashoah.
The program also marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Lowy, who survived the war on the run from his...
November 26, 2012 | 11:13 am
Vladka Meed, a Jewish Resistance fighter in World War II and a founder of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, has died.
Meed, who smuggled weapons into the Warsaw Ghetto, died Nov. 21 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 90. She had suffered from Alzheimer's...
October 11, 2012 | 11:46 am
On Oct. 2, Alex Hershaft, a Holocaust survivor and founder of the nonprofit Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), sat on the ground with some 100 other protesters in front of the Farmer John pig slaughterhouse in Vernon, Calif., blocking the entrance from two bi-level trucks carrying...
April 19, 2012 | 4:30 am
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Provides Lessons For Our Time
On the anniversary of the month-long uprising and as Israel marks Holocaust Memorial Day, Heather Robinson of Algeimener urges action against those threatening the destruction of the Jewish state.
February 2, 2012 | 10:28 pm
Agnieszka Holland was sitting by a window in a Los Angeles hotel recently, bathed by sunlight streaming in through slatted Venetian blinds.
Light and dark are the prominent metaphors in her film, “In Darkness,” based on the true story of a group of Jews who escaped the...
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Last Friday, the Sundance Institute hosted the third annual “Shabbot at Sundance” party in or patrons, filmmakers, community members… and me. What started as a Friday evening dinner for 20 a few years ago has grown into a buffet, outreach, and mingling event for ten times that...
February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
"Scream the truth at the world, so the world may know all," Dawid Gruber, 19, wrote in his final testament.
The place was the Warsaw Ghetto, the time August 1942, and Gruber placed his testament with thousands of other papers and documents on daily life under Nazi rule into 10 tin...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
In Parshat Shemini, this week's portion, a very sad thing happens: the two older sons of Aaron -- Nadav and Avihu -- die. No one is quite sure why God chooses to kill them; the only clue the Torah gives us is that they have brought "strange fire" before God. Even though...
February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Five years ago, veteran comic book artist Joe Kubert visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He expected to be moved, but since he and his parents had escaped from Poland before the Nazi genocide began, he assumed his emotional reaction would be...
April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm"Hit him back!" my husband Larry and I occasionally advise our sons.
"Really? Can I?" each answer, incredulously.
Yes. We do advocate that they fight back: When neither words nor whining, bribes nor threats, deter a brother, buddy or teammate's aggressive behavior. When passivity and...