Women’s experiences have been never been part of the Holocaust narrative. Rape during the Holocaust has had about it the aura of a taboo.
Parkland survivor David Hogg’s new book is called “#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line.”
As SCOTUS prepares to hear arguments on the Muslim Ban, the lessons of Jews turned away from our shores during the Holocaust are painfully prescient.
Serena Dykman grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust: Her maternal grandmother, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, was a renowned Holocaust educator.
On a warm and cloudless spring day, Warsaw residents and Jews from abroad today remembered the ghetto uprising that began on this day in 1943. One in three or four people you passed on the streets in the center of the city seemed to be wearing the yellow paper daffodils being handed out by young women and girls at metro stations and bus stops, daffodils marked with the words “Warsaw ghetto uprising” and the date it began. A siren sounded all over the city at noon, and when it ended an impressive official ceremony began in front of the iconic statue of the ghetto fighters by Nathan Rapoport erected in 1948. The president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, spoke, as did the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, and Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress. An unofficial ceremony two hours later at Mila 18, the site of the bunker in which some of the leaders of the uprising had been cornered and killed by Nazi troops, a ceremony organized by Jewish visitors from the US and Canada provided a sharp counterpoint to the claims heard in President Duda’s speech.
It was sung in concentration camps, in forests before battles, in hiding spots amidst the rubble of bombed-out cities.
“Never again” and “Never forget” are meaningless phrases if we acknowledge them only once a year, without examining present-day hatred and violence.
There’s a fundamental problem with the way in which the Nazi genocide is taught and conceptualized.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Polish-Jewish committee that almost bestowed this honor
As part of Holocaust Remembrance Day activities, Argentinian teams wore authentic uniforms of the Hakoah Vienna and Makabi Warszaw teams.