• Alumni Reflection: Mike Kaufmann, 1995

    THE PROLOGUE I went to Poland in April of 1995 on the March of the Living Tour.My intention was not to have an exhibition but to have photographs for my own use. I took along several cameras including black and white film, being the photographic medium of the time.There are a

  • Hungary drops plan for statue to honour Second World War politician

    Plans to erect a statue of a former Hungarian minister who drafted antisemitic legislation during the Holocaust have been cancelled after protests. Second World War politician Balint Homan was partly responsible for drafting legislation in 1938 and 1939 to restrict the rights of Hungarian Jews. He served as minister of

  • Holocaust survivor helps Canada’s kidnapped aboriginals heal

    Octogenarian Robbie Waisman active in national effort to address 150 years of murder and abuse faced by First Nations children Robbie Waisman, a Holocaust survivor living in Vancouver, has a personal interest in the release earlier this week of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

  • Brazil’s Jews Honor Soccer Team That Helped Fight Nazis

    Jewish supporters paid tribute Sunday to a major Brazilian soccer club for supporting Brazil’s fight against the Nazis during World War II. Idish-Flu, a group of Jewish supporters of the Fluminense Football Club, led the celebration at the club headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, during which they lit the candles

  • Polish security firm brings volunteers to help defend Israelis from terror

    The visit is part of the initiative of Benjamin Krasicki, president of the board of the Warsaw ­based City Security. One of Poland’s largest security firms brought to Israel 20 of its top experts to help prevent Palestinian terrorist attacks. The group arrived last week in Israel, where its members

  • Tibor Rubin Is Dead at 86; Medal of Honor Was Delayed by Anti-Semitism

    “When Corporal Rubin’s battalion found itself ambushed by thousands of Chinese troops,” the president said at a White House ceremony, “the Americans’ firepower soon dwindled to a single machine gun. The weapon was in an exposed position and three soldiers had already died manning it. That was when Corporal Rubin

  • On a Cold, Dark Oslo Street Corner, Remembering Norway’s Lost Jews

    It took 45 minutes for the twelve people to read out the names of 767 Norwegian Jews deported by the Norwegian authorities during the Nazi occupation. By Lene Johansen Twelve people are standing in a circle under a streetlight at the base of the historic fortress in the center of

  • Scholars Unveil New Edition of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

    By ALISON SMALE BERLIN — Not since 1945, when the Allies banned the dubious work and awarded the rights to the state of Bavaria, has Hitler’s manifesto, “Mein Kampf,” been officially published in German. Bavaria had refused to release it. But under German law, its copyright expires Dec. 31, the

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  • Alumni Reflection: Ryan Leibowitz, 2015

    This past April, I embarked upon the March of the Living. Prior to the trip, I traveled by myself through Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. While I did not consciously design this portion of the trip to have a Jewish focus, I did make an effort to check out