Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

New Survey Finds Critical Gaps in Holocaust Knowledge in Canada

Source: The Claims Conference Julius Berman, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), and Naomi Azrieli, CEO and Chair of the Azrieli Foundation, jointly announced the release of a comprehensive Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey of adults in Canada done in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation. Similar to the April…

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Jonathan Schwartz Leads Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative

Group of lawyers helps survivors and their heirs recover artwork stolen by the Nazis. By Esther Allweiss Ingber, Contributing Writer Jonathan H. Schwartz is leading a local effort by the Jewish Bar Association (JBAM) to right a historic wrong that’s existed for more than 70 years as, he says, “part of the Nazis’ attempt to…

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Events to Mark Remembrance Day at HMC

The Holocaust Memorial Center  (HMC) will host programs to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, including a presentation by a Holocaust survivor, a docent-led tour of the museum and the screening of new documentary film about the Warsaw Ghetto, Who Will Write Our History. “We are proud to be part of the…

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80th Anniversary Of Kindertransport Marked With Compensation Payment To Survivors

Today, Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced that as a result of ongoing negotiations between the Claims Conference and the German government, an agreement was reached on the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, to provide compensation payments for child survivors of the Kindertransport.  “Our team has…

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Holocaust Survivors Enjoy Seven-Layer Cake and Klezmer Music

By Esther Allweiss Ingber / Contributing Writer Seven-layer cake and klezmer music were special treats for a group of Holocaust survivors and friends on the last Sunday of Chanukah. Hidden Children and Child Survivors of Michigan sponsored the free Jewish music concert, an offering of Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life…

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Essay: Break the Silence

As a citizen of Oakland County, as a Jewish American and as a retired UAW union member and elected official, I believe we are at critical times and that we need to break our individual and collective silence. During the past year, I have been challenged to think about my childhood in the 1950s and…

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Irene Miller’s Holocaust Played Out In Poland, Russia

By Ron Stang Holocaust survivor Irene Miller will never savor the taste of a potato as much as she did when a young girl, at a Siberian work camp, when extreme hunger was rampant among the Jews taken there by Soviet captors. “No potato will ever taste as good as the one that I had…

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