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Memorial for concentration camp and ghetto resistance fighters unveiled in Moscow
June 5, 2019
The monument is an abstract composition of black and white marble, which depicts hands pulling open a door’s shutters.
Krakow street to be named after rabbi and 300 orphans murdered in the Holocaust
May 28, 2019
During the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto orphanage by the Nazis, Rabbi David Alter Kurzmann was offered to abandon the children and live or join them in their deaths. He chose the latter.
Lithuania Jewish community slams state center for faulty details of Holocaust
April 10, 2019
The Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents has been under fire for publishing that “the Lithuanians operated against the will of the Germans,” and that “the residents of occupied Lithuania in 1941 didn’t understand ghettos as part of the Holocaust.”
Study: Polish norms helped Nazis wipe out local Jewry
February 21, 2019
Jews who tried to hide in urban areas during the Nazi occupation of Poland were much less likely to survive • “Poles who chose to save Jews were essentially violating the unwritten norms of their community.”
Jewish-German author Edgar Hilsenrath dies at age 92
January 2, 2019
Born in Leipzig in 1926, Hilsenrath moved to Romania in 1938 to flee the Nazis, but lived there in a ghetto. His inaugural novel was published in 1954 and describes the horrors of surviving that ghetto.