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Day 5 - Mt. Herzl & Yad Vashem

Our fifth day in Israel, as I have previously mentioned, was spent at Mt. Herzl, in Yad Vashem, the new holocaust museum, and Israel’s national cemetery. 1,485 more words

Jewish Presence in Absence (The Aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland 1944-2010) Edited by Feliks Tych and Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

This book is a thorough  and informative discussion and study of life in Postwar Poland.

Every day life did not just automatically begin again for survivors of the Holocaust. 166 more words


Goodbye Children!

“Au Revoir les Enfants”, the autobiographical movie by Louis Malle

When the French movie director Louis Malle made “Lacombe, Lucien” in 1974 he knew he was touching on a very sore subject.  411 more words

Music & Film

Remembering the Holocaust: Ambassador’s Message, 6 February 2015

Though it’s freezing in Ireland at the moment, the delightful weather here in Tel Aviv tells us that spring is not far off.  Even in Ireland the days are getting longer and the cold snap is really winter’s reluctant goodbye.  572 more words


Budapest street photography part 3. Glimpses of Erzsébetváros

The shouts were coming from downstairs: three voices, heated up by irritation and slurred by alcohol despite it being 10 AM. My piss-poor Hungarian wouldn’t allow me to grasp anything, but it didn’t matter for this was Blaha Lujza tér’s underpass and, as I reasoned while climbing down its steps, it never failed to deliver the finest levels of drunkenness in town. 862 more words

6 February 2015

The following photo is the PROMPT. Can you get lost in it? What kind of story does it tell you? Share it in a hundred words or less.  204 more words

Friday Fictioneers

The Benefits of Crowdsourcing in Genealogy Research

Yesterday, I went to an archive at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem to look at a memoir written by two cousins. One photo in particular interested me because it shows my great-great-great uncle, Rabbi Aryeh Leib Bernfeld’s headstone. 626 more words