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The Real Story of the Terezin (Theresienstadt): I am a Star by Inge Auerbacher

In some respects, Terezin (Theresienstadt), a concentration camp set up by the Nazis in November 1941 in Prague, was presented to the world as a “model community” of Jews. 889 more words

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TED and TEDx: The democratic dissemination of "ideas worth sharing"

In her 2011 TEDx talk at Silicon Valley entitled the TEDxStory, Lara Stein discussed one of the main goals of the TEDx series she helped launch throughout the world in 2009. 1,025 more words

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The Lodz Ghetto: Review of The Cage by Ruth Minsky

In her Holocaust memoir, The Cage (Simon & Schuster, 1997), Ruth Minsky Sender compares the Lodz Ghetto not to imprisonment of human beings, but to a cage that animals are trapped in. 956 more words

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Sophie’s Choice: Holocaust Literature as Psychological Fiction

Sophie’s Choice (New York: Vintage International, 1976) was a best seller in both of its incarnations: as the 1976 novel, written by William Styron, and as the 1982 film, directed by… 1,099 more words

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The Auschwitz Kommandant: a daughter’s memoirs about Arthur Wilhelm Liebehenschel

 

Arthur Wilhelm Liebehenschel is often contrasted to Rudolf Höss, to indicate that he was the “good” or “more humane” Commandant of Auschwitz, who ruled the notorious concentration camp from December 1943 to May 1944. 942 more words

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The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw 1939-194

“Until The Pianist, I have never read a piece so moving that I had to bring it to the screen,” declared the award-winning movie director… 963 more words

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Double standards for the United States and Israel?

Daniel Cristea-Enache, the Director of Romania’s premier culture blog, Literatura de Azi, didn’t mince words in describing the double standards the European media (and, it seems, the public at large) tend to have towards the United States and Israel: “We criticize Israel but not the terrorists that decapitate journalists and put the decapitation videos on the net. 780 more words

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