• Eugene Black | Slave Labourer and Camp Survivor

    Eugene was born Jeno Schwartz in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia in 1928. He had a happy family life with 3 sisters and a brother. His mother came from an orthodox Jewish family but his father, who was a master tailor, did not. Religion played little part in Eugene’s upbringing. In November 1938 … Continued

  • Filmmaker Nancy Spielberg tells little-known story

    Filmmaker Nancy Spielberg’s new documentary “Above and Beyond” has a simple message wrapped up in a complex story that continues to resonate seven decades later. The film tells the story of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War from the perspective of the pilots who fought for the newly established state of Israel. … Continued

  • Exhibition Honors Polish Couple Who Saved Jews At Warsaw Zoo

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was World War II, Warsaw was under German occupation, and the wife of the director of the Warsaw zoo spotted Nazis approaching the white stucco villa that she and her family inhabited on the zoo grounds. According to plan, she went straight to her piano … Continued

  • Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014

    Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic incidents in Europe and around the world as compared with 2013. The data showing the increase was collected as part of a special project by Israel’s NRG news website and the Forum to … Continued

  • See Jewish Life Before the Holocaust Through a Newly Released Digital Archive

      In 1935, Roman Vishniac, a Russian-born Jew and heralded photographer, journeyed throughout Eastern Europe with one goal: photograph impoverished Jewish communities. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, his employer, planned to use the images to raise funds for relief efforts, but the photos would become an iconic link to … Continued

  • Teens, Holocaust survivors create friendships

      Some teenagers with a special interest in World War II are reaching out to a declining and often lonely South Florida community: Holocaust survivors. Local Holocaust survivors get help, courtesy of Germany Local Holocaust survivors get help, courtesy of Germany The teens, working through a new program, From March … Continued

  • Oldest Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

    The world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110, her family have said. Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from Prague, was confined in the Terezin – or Theresienstadt – concentration camp for two years after the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia during the Second World War. … Continued

  • Joseph Samuels: Exposing crime against Iraqi Jews

      His voice cracking with emotion, his eyes welling with tears, Joseph Samuels, 84 and a retired Jewish real estate developer, recalled the pogrom’s angry Muslim mobs in Baghdad that his Iraqi family and the Jewish community there faced during the Holocaust. Known as the “Farhud,” this violent pogrom was … Continued

  • Arthur Flug is retiring after helping transform the Kupferberg Holocaust Center in Queens into a respected learning lab on tolerance

      After multiple careers in education, politics and community service, Arthur Flug found his true calling as executive director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College. It was 2006 and he was 67 years old. Flug, who helped transform the center from a basement library … Continued

  • U.S. Holocaust Museum 20th Anniversary Tribute

      Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel spoke at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Holocaust Museum. Both recalled the dedication ceremony for the museum, where Mr. Wiesel called on President Clinton to do something about the genocide and ethnic cleansing taking place in Yugoslavia and … Continued

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