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The Mystery of the Two Grandmothers

In our tradition, we say that when you save a single life, you save the whole world.  Our travels into the world of our roots has beckoned me to save the world of our ancestral families, and I do what I can. 673 more words

The Red Magician - Lisa Goldstien (Book Review)

The Red Magician by Lisa Goldstein, first published in 1983 and winner of the National Book Award is a novel of suffering, survival, Jewish folklore and magic. 449 more words

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The beautiful spark that makes us human.

Tonight I attended a memorial for Holocaust survivors, to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in January 1945. The service itself was actually fairly unremarkable, given the tragedy of the events being remembered, and I would almost say my time would have been better spent in silent remembrance for the lives lost than listening to Biblical readings. 429 more words


My three minutes in Poland - dedicated to victims and survivors

I will start my review with a disclaimer. Below are my musings on this amazing book, not what I would call a review in any strict sense. 1,052 more words


President Obama mentions Primo Levi in his statement on Auschwitz

President Barack Obama mentioned famous Holocaust survivor Primo Levi in his official statement on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945. 138 more words


Honouring Esther project live

Forced Walks Honouring Esther project was launched as part of a range of commemorative and remembrance activity at Bristol’s M-Shed on Tuesday 27 January the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp, Holocaust Memorial Day. 106 more words

Falsification of history: Auschwitz and its liberation – Heroic deed of the Red Army


If you ask the prisoners of Auschwitz or at least those who have ever visited the memorial and museum about what they felt — they will tell you that the place where hundreds of thousands died is cursed. 1,253 more words