The story of one Kurdish Jewish family and its journey to Palestine, on foot and donkey, in the 1920’s.
We do not tend to think of Mordecai as a displaced person, but perhaps we should.
I am disheartened to see my fellow Iranian Jews opposed to helping people who are in the same situation our community faced 35 years ago.
When the Mednikovs arrived in Minnesota, they knew little about America. Years later, they can teach all of us a lesson about citizenship.
In the Fall of 1936, Sam Sherman, an officer of the historically Jewish Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity (PhiEp) circulated a call to his fellow Greeks asking for funds to help Central European Jewish student refugees. The plea intended to assist young men who had been prohibited from completing their university studies because of Hitler’s rise to power. “As fraternity men, as college men, as human beings, we cannot ignore this opportunity for service,” Sherman wrote. “There is a real danger that if we do not act now, we will never be able to help…These men are the cream of German Jewish youth…Won’t you help save one man from being entombed in Germany?”
Esther Starobin and Helga Shepard are two of the over 10,000 Jewish children who survived the Holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport.
My mother wrote down her survival story. Years later, I still struggle to read it.
Artist and refugee Eva Hesse, who died of a brain tumor at 34, is the subject of a new documentary and a new volume of letters.
With anti-Semitism rising in France, French Jews now make up the largest group of new migrants to Israel.
More and more Jewish writers from the former Soviet Union are writing about their immigration experiences.