• Looking Back at the Holocaust, Through a Child’s Eyes

    New York Times by Isabel Kershner JERUSALEM — Jakov Goldstein survived the Holocaust as a child by hiding alone for two years in a narrow attic, sustained by the books delivered each day by the eldest daughter of the Polish family that shielded him. Eliyahu Rozdzial turned 13, hidden alone

  • March of the Living to Focus on Post-Survivor Period

    JTA By Sam Sokol 2015 marks the twenty seventh March of the Living, in which students from more than forty five countries around the globe make a pilgrimage to some of Europe’s most infamous concentration camps. This year’s annual March of the Living pilgrimage to Auschwitz- Birkenau will focus on

  • At the Jewish Museum of Vienna, Enduring Images of Europe

    By: Sarah Wildman, The New York Times   Erich Lessing is one of the foremost chroniclers of 20th-century Europe, known equally well for photographing politicians like Charles de Gaulle, Eastern Bloc beauty queens, and daily life — a bar mitzvah boy in postwar Poland, a tailor in front of his

  • Tracing Jewish Heritage Along the Danube

    The New York Times  By Lisa Schwarzbaum Like many who share my hair texture and fondness for rugelach, I am the descendant of Jewish forebears who boarded boats in the first half of the 20th century to escape bad times for our people in Central and Eastern Europe. These intrepid

  • March of the Living 2015

    J-Wire 70 years after the end of the Second World War 11,000 participants, both Jews and non-Jews, joined the 27th March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Coming from over 45 countries, they took part in the annual march from the gates of Auschwitz to a commemoration ceremony at

  • What ISIS Really Wants

    The Atlantic By Graeme Wood  What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael

  • The Last Trial: A Great-Grandmother, Auschwitz, and the Arc of Justice

    The New Yorker  Elizabeth Kolbert  Oskar Gröning, who has become known as “the bookkeeper from Auschwitz,” was born on June 10, 1921, in Nienburg, a town about thirty miles south of Bremen. His father, a textile worker, was a fierce German nationalist and a member of Der Stahlhelm (the Steel

  • 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

    On January 27, 2015 we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi German concentraction and extermination camp Auschwitz. On this day the whole world was listening to the voices of Auschwitz. On this day we met at the authentic site of the former camp as the sign of

  • It’s Disrespectful for the Shoah’s Victims If All We Teach is Death

     Jewish News Online By Scott Saunders, Founder and Chair of March of the Living UK How do you understand the un-understandable, explain the inexplicable? Seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz, we continue to grapple with the lessons of the Holocaust and how we should approach Holocaust education for our

  • Parent of MOTL Alumni Talks About Being the Mom of an IDF Soldier

    (Names have been deleted at the request of the family) Following are the remarks delivered at a community rally in support of Israel. I’m the mother of a Lone Soldier. The bravest man I know. He’ll be celebrating his 21st birthday next week. Three years ago he was actively sabotaging