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That Night

The terror in my eyes

met the rage in his

and then we knew.

Just knew.

So, together we ran

From the shattering,

the gunfire, 28 more words

Flash Fiction

Remembering Jewish Soldiers of the Red Army

According to a very interesting story published in the Jerusalem Post today, almost half of the Israelis polled are in favor of making May 9th, which is the day when Soviet Victory over Nazism is commemorated in Russia, a national holiday in Israel, too. 229 more words


Liesbeth Langford

yesterday morning (saturday 2nd), 9.00-10.30am, on bbc radio 4
saturday live (presented by richard coles and aasmah mir) includes …

Liesbeth Langford, author of Written by Candlelight, based on her mother’s letters, shares her family’s story of growing up in occupied Holland and sheltering Rosa, a young Jewish woman.

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GBC Israel Trip 2015, Day 4 - Museum Day in Jerusalem

Today was a “museum day,” something I have not done quite this way before. We began at Yad VaShem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. This is one of the best designed museums I have ever visited. 565 more words

Israel Trip

Putting The Puzzle Together:  Too Many Missing Pieces

Sometimes it is amazing to me how much information you can get from one document—an obituary, a death certificate, a news article.  This time it was a document my cousin Wolfgang Seligmann found in a suitcase.   1,801 more words


April 19,2015

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. — Pope Francis

Holocaust Remembrance Day this past week prompted a flashback to our visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel. 969 more words

Good Sunday Morning!

Corrie ten Boom, I Remember You...

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, when we commemorate the victims of the Nazi Holocaust (including members of my husband’s extended family).  And for the first time in several years, I have been reminded of my childhood meeting with Corrie ten Boom, the famous Dutch Christian who along with other members of her family saved many Dutch Jews from extermination. 434 more words

Eclectic Musings