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Learning and Understanding Through Literature

The events of the past two weeks have been unsettling to say the least. The protest in Charlottesville and its aftermath were enough to emotionally and mentally rattle adults throughout the world. 1,069 more words

NIGHT (The Night Trilogy, #1): Review

Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel
Published by Hill and Wang on January 16, 2006 (first published in 1958)
Genres: memoir, nonfiction, historical… 299 more words

Reading

South African Jewry dwindles; not for the usual reasons

WHEN asked how many Jews remain in South Africa, Jewish leaders usually fudge the question, though they know the community’s size is falling. No-one wants to be a prophet of doom, but for most of them the answer is not a happy one. 699 more words

Lets keep things in perspective

I don’t like doing political blogs or even semi political ones but I felt compelled to do this one,because the whole debate on confederate statues has been blown completely out of perspective. 329 more words

History

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

Holocaust survivor Sonia K. survived four concentration camps. She recently spoke with CNN about her view of the events in Charlottesville.

When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews. 572 more words

News

It's Possible to Drown Out Marching Nazis. What About the Ones in Our Heads?

That 40,000 people marched peacefully in Boston on Saturday against hate groups, including Nazis, gave me hope that civilization would survive, at least for the weekend. 1,353 more words

Awareness

Beatrice and Virgil: Wrestling with Tragedy

Often times when we read stories or watch films related to World War II, the Holocaust is depicted in its own grim realness. Those who are well-versed consumers of historical media can tell you the numbers and the facts about this terrible, inhuman event from the twentieth century. 996 more words

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