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Children of the Holocaust

Just when it seems there can’t possibly be more to write about the horrors of the Holocaust, Jim Shepard in The Book of Aron reminds us why it is something we must never stop reading about – and, hopefully, learning from. 225 more words


Ghetto Diary Janusz Korczak Review

Everyone probably knows a little about Janusz Korczak ( born Henrik Goldsmit) , but very few , I am sure,  know that this extraordinary man who  refused to abandon his orphans, and instead led the procession to the cattle cars that took them to the death camp Treblinka, wrote a diary while living in the Warsaw ghetto. 465 more words

The Lady Plumber

Irena Sendler
Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. 334 more words


Letters from Elsewhere: Tana Standish

It seems special abilities are as much a handicap as good fortune. Just as well I don’t have any! I’m fascinated by the history of today’s visitor, especially as it relates to the novel I’m currently working on. 2,376 more words


Western Civilization

The uprising of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began in the spring of 1943 and lasted about twenty days. Of the thousands of Jews still in the ghetto when the uprising began perhaps a few hundred escaped alive. 82 more words

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