By Michal Lotzkar, Special to the Jewish Sound I went on a trip to Israel a few months ago. I had been to Israel many times before, and each time I travelled there by way of a different route. This time I traveled to Israel via Auschwitz, on the March of the Living. Every spring,(…)
By Toby Axelrod, JTA World New Service KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — What kept you alive? Did your non-Jewish friends reject you? Could you ever forgive? Those were some of the questions posed by Jewish young adults to Holocaust survivor Marcel Tuchman on Monday at the Galicia Jewish Museum here. “What kept me alive was having(…)
By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Underneath the rubble and ashes of Eastern Europe lies a buried civilization, and one of its excavators is former West Seattle resident Gerardo Ojeda-Ebert. This spring, with Rabbi Olivier BenHaim and members of Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Ojeda-Ebert will travel to the Czech Republic and Poland(…)
By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound They’ve done this trip before, but this summer, the Holocaust Center for Humanity is doing something new. Added onto the educational trip through Warsaw and Krakow that the organization formerly known as the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center will be an optional trip to Jerusalem. “It seemed(…)
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A town in central Poland is reconsidering a development plan that would turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking. The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, had protested the plan. The City Council in Grodzisk Mazowiecki held a public discussion(…)
The oldest man alive of record has passed at 111. Alexander Imich was a Holocaust survivor born in Poland in 1903 who lived through a Soviet Gulag and emigrated to the US in the 1950s. He died peacefully at his home in New York peacefully on Sunday. He had turned 111 back in February and,(…)
The Times of Israel reports that the Polish government has expanded the parameters for Polish survivors of Nazi persecution who are eligible for monthly pensions. This new law will increase coverage to include Holocaust survivors of Polish descent, along with Polish victims of Soviet persecution, who are now living outside of Poland. Read more on(…)
Wladyslaw Pasikowskiâ€™s extraordinary â€œAftermathâ€ is a rare, delicious example of a filmmaker fearlessly exposing a grievous chapter in his or her countryâ€™s history.