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
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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
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
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
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