Jewish Journal

The boy who ran, the man who lived

by Tom Tugend

April 23, 2014 | 3:27 pm

Identical twins Kamil and Andrzej Tkacs portray an 8-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and survives on his own for three years in “Run Boy Run.” Photo by Hagen Keller

Every survivor of the Holocaust has a distinct story, and among the most remarkable is the one told in the movie “Run Boy Run.”

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  • Hidden in plain sight

    by Leslee Komako

    April 23, 2014 | 3:24 pm

    Harry Davids was about 6 years old when his parents called him into the bedroom of their home in South Africa to deliver a message he will never forget....

  • Elie Wiesel talks passing the torch

    by Jared Sichel

    April 23, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    As the author and renowned Holocaust speaker Elie Wiesel concluded an April 11 roundtable at Chapman University, Justine Volkman, a senior at the...

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    by Steven Windmueller

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    Over the past several weeks, my cousins and I have been fighting a losing battle with the municipality of Steinfurt, a small German community in...

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    When you’re a reporter heading for a war zone, as I was when I flew to Afghanistan several years ago, you prepare for the possibility that you won’t...

  • Yom HaShoah: The value of memory

    by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 23, 2014 | 11:00 am

    In the Torah, God is constantly remembering, and that remembering is followed by action. God remembers Noah and then stops the flood. God remembers the...

  • Celebrating the newest Roman Catholic Saints

    by Michael Berenbaum

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    Ordinarily, Jews have little interest in whom the Roman Catholic Church canonizes as saints. Yet, on the Sunday after Easter, the day that coincides...

  • ‘Six Million Coins’ pays it forward

    by Jared Sichel, Contributing Writer

    April 10, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Ori Rabinovitch, a fourth-grader at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, remembers how he recently met an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who could barely hear...

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