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A Son of Kristallnacht

Moshe Katz was trudging home late from his clock repair shop. It was so hard to believe this could happen in Dortmund. Just weeks ago, all the Jews who the Germans believed came from Poland were expelled in a single night. 1,526 more words

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Digital Breakouts

These summative assessments were a creative trip! Once again I relied on someone else’s brain to conceive this assignment. In a conversation with my Media Specialist, I had requested a cart of books for our Historical Reading Unit, and she shared a breakout she had made for the wonderful Ruta Sepetys historical novel,  1,426 more words


After Daybreak - Shephard

At the end of World War II, the Nazi concentration camps around European began to be liberated. For the camp at Bergen-Belsen, this was a particularly daunting task. 178 more words


Death Visits Mexico

“Seems your U-boat made the wrong turn.”

Figured German was the only language he and I had in common. Hate in his eyes confirmed it though he was also looking down the barrel of my Colt .38. 749 more words

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"Big Sonia" at the Quad, NYC by Seth Shire

November 18, 2017.  For this past two weeks this blog has been devoted to documentaries presented as part of DOC NYC 2017.  Therefore, I can only call it a wonderful accident of timing that one of my favorite documentaries from DOC NYC 2016, and the one that has stayed with me the most over the past year, “Big Sonia,”  will open at the Quad Cinema on Friday, November 17.  595 more words


Austria accepted its Holocaust guilt. So why is its far right on the rise? | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Good long read:

When it comes to the Holocaust, Austria has made a lot of progress assuming responsibility.

In recent years, Austrian officials have consistently acknowledged their country’s support of Adolf Hitler, an Austria native, and his war of annihilation against Jews.

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Remaining strong

I am a parent and my job like any other parent’s job on the globe is to keep my children safe from harm or at least reduce the risk of harm in whatever way possible. 226 more words