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Ben Ali Libi- the Magician of Sobibor

In all honesty the title of this blog is likely to be incorrect, but it is an intriguing title nonetheless.Ben Ali Libi was the stage name of the Dutch Jewish magician Michel Velleman Michel Velleman (5 January 1895 – 2 July 1943). 852 more words


Jules Schelvis -Sobibor survivor

I was actually doing research on a Sobibor victim called Ben Ali Libi which was the stage name of Michel Velleman , a Dutch Jewis magician who died in Sobibot on July 2nd 1943, But although there is a lot of mention of Ben Ali Libi there is actually little information. 1,696 more words


De trein naar Sobibor 

Er rijdt door mijn hoofd een trein

vol joden, ik leg het verleden

als een wissel om (…) **

Jules Schelvis is dood. De zachtmoedige overlevende van zeven kampen, waaronder Sobibor en Auschwitz, werd 95 jaar. 299 more words


En ting du legger merke til med nazister, er at de er autister på jøder.

Uansett hva samtalen går ut på, uansett hva settingen er, så er det kun et spørsmål om tid før de forutsigbare ticksene om jøderi og jødera kommer rennende. 706 more words


suicide is a choice to have no choice

I watched BBC1’s “The Road” last night.
It was about a post-apocalypse collapse of Society and the effect of a Man, his wife and his son. 288 more words


Archeological Excavations at Sobibor

Yoram Haimi, an Israeli archeologist who leads a team that has been conducting excavations at Sobibor, came to speak to our students at the Research Forum in December. 624 more words

Guest Lecturers

'We would not make it easy for the Germans': In 1943, Thomas Blatt survived a daring death camp revolt

Thomas Toivi Blatt was certain he would die on the evening of Oct. 14, 1943.

He was 16 years old, orphaned, Jewish, a prisoner of the Nazis at one of their brutal death camps, Sobibor. 1,524 more words