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Unsung heroes #3245 - Varian Fry

Varian Mackey Fry (October 15, 1907 – September 13, 1967) was an American journalist. He ran a rescue network in Vichy France that helped approximately 2,000 to 4,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees to escape Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. 779 more words


Carrion Comfort Remains An Interesting But Uneven Work

Carrion Comfort is a difficult book to review for two reasons.

The first is that is, essentially, an interesting bit of genre fiction .

The second is that it is hopelessly bloated. 422 more words


The Designer

If you were at all ambitious in the 1940’s and beyond, or a woman perhaps starting a family, chances are you had to store away those dreams, or somehow make yourself believe that they weren’t important enough for you to pursue. 438 more words

From 'My Split Level Life'

A young Zionist's anger and fear

A friend of a friend posted the following message on Facebook. I skimmed through it quickly at first and shook my head saying “She’s wrong, she’s wrong, she’s wrong!” And then I was going to discard it. 935 more words


My Judaism

My Judaism taught me to remember
the oppressed and the marginalized,
to stand with them,
to hold hands with them -
for once we were oppressed, 191 more words


looks so innocent

It looks so innocent. You arrive with your family in a crowd of tourists, equipped with photo cameras and baseball caps. You enter the maze. At first it´s only little cubes. 292 more words