• Anti-Semitic Crime At Highest Recorded Level In British History, Study Finds

    Forward – (JTA) — Anti-Semitic crime has risen to its highest level in the United Kingdom, according to a new audit released by the Campaign Against Antisemitism. According to the National Antisemitic Crime Audit released on Sunday, anti-Semitic crime in 2016 rose 44 percent from 2014. The audit for 2016 registered

  • Holocaust Survivor Has Her Story Preserved, Thanks to LA Students

    Los Angeles Daily News – World War II. Eva Trenk was a young girl growing up in Czechoslovakia. Adolf Hitler already had invaded neighboring Poland and the situation in Trenk’s country was deteriorating when she and her family were forced from their home. “We had to pack some suitcases, and the

  • How These Teachers Learned To Teach The Holocaust

    Forward (JTA) — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t the reality.” Now, as an eighth-grade language arts teacher outside of Seattle, she teaches about victims,

  • LIFE AFTER TRAGEDY: NEW DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

    JPost – Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg still wears a bracelet bearing his identification number from Mauthausen concentration camp. He and other survivors describe their lives during and after the Holocaust in new documentary “Destination Unknown”. The film, compiled over the course of 14 years, is told through the accounts of

  • Polish Human Rights Official Under Fire for Holocaust Remark

    WARSAW, Poland — A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the “Polish nation” took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. Adam Bodnar, the country’s human rights commissioner,

  • March of the Living expresses our sadness over the passing of David Shentow Z”L Holocaust Survivor and Educator

    David Shentow, of Ottawa, Canada, educated thousands of young people about the Holocaust and the dangers of hatred and intolerance. A true gentleman, and gentle man, his legacy of kindness and hope will live on in the hearts of so many teens who had the privilege of joining him on

  • We must ‘stand up and not remain silent in the face of hatred’

    Arielle Zelikovitz, a Grade 11 student at Sir Robert Borden High School, attended the sentencing hearing for the young Ottawa man convicted in the series of anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist graffiti attacks that shocked the city last November, and offers these thoughts. It is quite upsetting to watch the news

  • Who will tell survivors’ stories when they’re gone? by David Benson, BJE LA, 2015

    In the spring of 2011, David Benson, found himself walking with his grandmother, Holocaust survivor Sidonia Lax, down the “black path” that once led to the crematorium at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland. It was Lax’s fifth trip with the annual International March of the Living as a survivor,

  • The Last Generation: Reflections on March of the Living by Dr. Tuvia Book, UK, 2017

    Times of Israel – The feeling of exiting an ElAl plane in Poland is difficult describe. I felt like I was leaving a protective cocoon of “Israeliness.” Despite the warm spring weather I felt a chill as I stepped outside. This is the land of the murder of millions of

  • How seeing the horrors of Auschwitz changed the lives of young girls from Hilton Head

    Hair made the unthinkable hit home. Ariel Shatz, 17, touches her long curls as she describes the feeling. It came last month, in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. By now she’s back home, starting the summer before her senior year at Hilton Head Island High School. But Ariel and