Keyword: Holocaust
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PROVIDENCE – The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center is looking forward to its next chapter, with Wendy Joering as the new executive director. Joering comes to the SBHEC with new … more
Cold cases stick in the craw of our social conscience, and for good reason. When it comes to something as sweeping, systematic and chilling as the Holocaust, though, responsibility and horror are … more
Not many people can say they have touched as many parts of the Rhode Island Jewish community as has May-Ronny Zeidman. From her years at the Women’s Division of the then Jewish Federation of … more
For Cumberland resident Stuart Freiman, collecting Judaica is both a passion and a deeply personal pursuit. His books of Jewish ephemera – those not-meant-to-be-kept items such as official … more
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Passover 2020 promises to be unlike anything most Jews have ever experienced. How do you have a seder when most states have mandated, and the best medical … more
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (JTA) – I was born in Dzalalabad, Kyrgyzstan, to Polish Jews who had fled Warsaw following the Nazi onslaught in 1939. When they met up with the Russian forces and refused Russian citizenship, my parents, like thousands of others, were shipped off to Komi SSR, a Siberian work camp where they chopped down trees, froze and starved along with the local population. I know how blessed my life has been: I’m a writer, teacher, daughter, mother, wife, sister, mother-in-law and now a joyful bubbe. more
(JTA) – A record 2.32 million people from around the word visited the sites of the former Nazi camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in 2019. The total is about 170,000 more than in 2018, which also … more
The Holocaust Stamps Project is on the verge of acquiring a permanent home for its 11 million stamps and the 18 collages fashioned from them.  A national stamp-collecting organization … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A court in Israel has blocked the sale of a letter written by an 11-year-old Polish girl who was killed in the Holocaust, following a protest by family members. Five … more
Passover is upon us and has me thinking about the true meaning of the holiday. Passover, of course, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. But while our people … more
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