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Father de Souza: Canada's new Holocaust museum helps make history personal


I am not a stranger to Holocaust memorials. Every year I accompany young Catholics on a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, and about every other year I accompany Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel’s national museum and memorial for the Shoah. 830 more words

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On Borove Forest, and elsewhere.

When I was a child my sister and I bought my father a large glossy coffee table volume, a history of World War 2 in photographs. 1,042 more words



Een heer met een krulsnor en een vrouw met Reebok-wandelschoenen zitten schuin tegenover mij in de koele wachtruimte van Schiphol. Ik draag dezelfde schoenen als de vrouw. 732 more words

The Yiddish Culture in the former Third Reich Displaced Persons Camps

During our seminar at Yad Vashem, we were fortunate to listen to a lecture from Dr. Ella Florsheim. Her lecture was titled: Yiddish Culture in Displaced Persons Camps in Germany: Newspaper, Theatre and Literature. 909 more words


It's a Wrap!

A fantastic weekend, filled with learning and reconnecting with friends, is now behind me.  On Sunday, we closed out our reunion with panel discussions regarding what various graduates are doing with what we have learned.  785 more words

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"Sooooo Loving of Israel!"

I wish all of you could have experienced what I experienced Saturday night at the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem Reunion/Refresher!  In a gathering of graduates from the Christian Leadership Conferences at Yad Vashem (2010-2017), we were so grateful to have several African nations represented among us.   317 more words

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The Voice of Petr Ginz

Even though I have already posted today, about Resistance, I wanted to go ahead and give voice to one of the victims from Theresienstadt, Petr Ginz. 496 more words