• Australia’s Jews Fume After PM Says ISIS Worse Than Nazis

    By: The Associated Press Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians with Nazi analogies. Abbott used

  • Art Therapy and the Creative Process of Healing: Workshops with Dr. Tsaphie Zohar-Stendel

    The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa Blog by Guest Lecturers In the aftermath of the Holocaust, survivors and their descendants were faced with the challenge of coping with their past, and creating a new present and future. The coping methods and process of moving

  • Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers

    By: Vanessa Gera                       WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since

  • The more I learned, the less I understood by Tricia Schwitzer, 2015

    I am standing in the WIZO cafeteria, in a queue at the soup tureen. The lady in front of me ladles rich vegetable broth into her bowl and I do not need to pray that there will be sufficient vegetables left in the soup to sustain me. No, I don’t

  • Satirical Slap in the Face

    By: The Israel Opinion Op-ed: New German film ‘Look Who’s Back,’ which satirizes Hitler, should not have been made for same reasons Charlie Chaplin regretted making ‘The Great Dictator.’ In October, “Look Who’s Back”, a satire based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vermes, which describes Adolph Hitler’s return after

  • Today, I Picked up the Pencil by Shelby Curran

    by Shelby Curran I don’t know why it took me so long to get it. It’s been two months and six days since I left Poland with my county’s March of the Living delegation. The trip journeys through a week in Poland, touring the concentration and death camps where Nazi

  • Is It Kosher to Invoke the Shoah in Politics

    By: Jodie Shupac, Canadian Jewish News The recent backlash against York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler for noting in campaign literature and on his website that he’s the son of a Holocaust survivor raises larger questions about the appropriateness of referencing the Shoah in political and campaign rhetoric. Former Montreal-area

  • Alumni Reflection: Noah Tradonsky, Johannesburg, 2015

    In April 2015, I, along with 18000 other Jews and non Jews from throughout Israel and the diaspora took part in the March of the Living, a program in which we explore, commemorate and indeed, celebrate pre WW2 Jewry. It was an unbelievable trip, unparalleled by anything in which I

  • The secrets of Ukraine’s shameful ‘Holocaust of Bullets’ killing centre where 1.6million Jews were executed

    Please note, this is a text only version. To read the article with archival photographs (many of which contain graphic content), click here. The Daily Mail, By Will Stewart, August 24, 2015 Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War the full, shocking scale of the Nazi-inspired

  • Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren call for action over inherited trauma

    The Guardian, By Jean West Jewish activists in Scotland have started a campaign to support the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors across the world, saying the trauma of the extermination camps continues to haunt the descendants of those who suffered there.