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Posts Tagged ‘Nazis’

broken glass to represent Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”)

Kristallnacht Remembrance at HMC

On Nov. 9-10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms — state-sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots — against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the broken windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and…

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Jewish GI members smile for the camera in World War II photo

GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II

Filmmaker brings documentary to U-M campus. Documentary filmmaker Lisa Ades will be on the University of Michigan campus 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the U-M Museum of Art Auditorium for a screening of her latest work, GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II. The film, based on Frederick G.L. Huetwell and Professor Deborah…

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a boy sits at a Holocaust memorial in reflection to represent the reflection that goes on during Tishrei and the goal to never forget the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust

Essay: Remember The 6 Million

We are in the holy month of Tishrei. It includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. On Rosh Hashanah, HaShem (God) writes in the Book of Life for the coming year: Who should live? Who should die? Who by fire? Who by water? Who by hunger? Yom Kippur is the holiest holiday on the Jewish…

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The ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. Photo Credit: Shavei Israel

74th Anniversary Of Liquidation Of Lodz Ghetto Commemorated In Poland

The Polish city of Lodz, its local Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization today held a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. The events began with a prayer at the city’s Jewish cemetery, followed by a memorial march culminating at Radegast Station, where the official ceremonies took…

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Arnie Berlin mounting his bicycle at the start of the ride outside the fences at Auschwitz-Birkenau;. cycle tour in Poland

Ride For The Living

Cycle tour in Poland adds missing pieces to a survivor’s story. As she was growing up, Cheryl Berlin’s father Saul Raimi would tell her fragmented stories of his life growing up in Mlawa, a small Polish town a bit north of Warsaw. Her late father would talk of the grandfather she never knew who died…

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Letters – Zero-Tolerance Immigration

A Man Named Jack I knew a man named Jack who was born in Germany before the beginning of World War II. He survived the war as part of the Kindertransport, a program that rescued thousands of Jewish children who were brought to England between 1938-1940. Jack’s parents died in the Holocaust. He made his…

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Detroit Jewish News June 16, 1944 edition put out during World War II

World War II – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Recently, Arthur Horwitz, executive editor/publisher of the JN, told me about a note he received from Eugene Driker, who found an obituary in the Davidson Digital Archives for his cousin, who died during the Anzio invasion of Italy in May 1944. This was a fierce battle. Although he was a child at the time, Driker…

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