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German and Israeli researchers have sketched buildings at Auschwitz that no longer exist. The Cologne exhibit provides chilling detail. Haaretz, By Ofer Aderet 26.11.14 The drawings at a new exhibition in the German city of Cologne portray 50 ordinary-looking buildings. But these buildings weren’t ordinary — they stood at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Germans’ largest extermination camp [...]
Their job: To build an ersatz ‘model town’ demonstrating that despite the rumors, the Nazis were treating the Jews well, so nothing need be done on their behalf. Haaretz, By David B. Green | Nov. 24, 2014 | 9:16 AM On November 24, 1941, the first Jewish deportees – a thousand in number – arrived [...]
Haaretz, By Ofer Aderet | Nov. 15, 2014 Rafael Reiss, one of seven parachutists sent into Nazi-occupied Europe in 1944, was executed and then largely forgotten. Seventy years after his death, his only daughter does not regret his anonymity Edna Reiss Leshem keeps the mementos from her father, Rafael Reiss, in a large wooden box [...]
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names through a worldwide Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them may be lost forever. This is a race against time, before those who remember them are no longer with us.
For more information visit Yad Vahem's Remembrance Page.
The March of the Living was the most incredible experience anybody could ask for. It was brilliantly planned and included everything that we needed to see and do in order to truly grasp the horrors that occurred in Poland and the need to maintain the Jewish life and spirit in Israel today. I was deeply affected by the March and will never forget what I saw and the need to keep the memories of the 6 million alive and ensure that these atrocities never happen again, for any race or religion. The March was the most emotional, moving and inspirational journey of my life and will always stay with me. Thank you for the opportunity to have this experience, it is because of your hard work that the Holocaust will never be forgotten.