By Sergiusz Scheller
This Baby Was Born in Auschwitz — and Survived
Barbara Puc is a survivor of Auschwitz, yet she has no memory of ever having been there. Sitting in her home, Puc, a sturdy woman with short gray hair and a warm face, warned me before we even sat down, “All I know is what my mother told me.” Now 72 years old, Puc, whose…
No Peace for the Dead in Callously Neglected Polish Jewish Cemetery
On the shore of the Vistula River, about a two-hour drive south from Warsaw, sits the picturesque town of Kazimierz Dolny. It’s a colorful, small community of some 3,500, popular with artists and gleaming with astonishingly well-preserved architecture of its past glory as a vibrant Renaissance-era trading hub. Jews throughout the centuries helped create the…
Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Now Backs Monument to Righteous Gentiles
The controversy surrounding a monument to honor Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust has taken yet another turn, as Simcha Rotem, a prominent survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, has reconfirmed his support for the project, days after signing a letter protesting its location. Rotem said that he supports locating the monument on the site…
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