Posts Tagged ‘Poland’

Oak Park native Max Kresch, a former Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, shared his experience serving as a combat medic of the Special Forces unit, Egoz.

Friends of Israel

Zach Wallens Special to the Jewish News Locals learn about FIDF missions. Mira and Leo Eisenberg recently hosted at their West Bloomfield home a gathering of special guests and members of the Detroit Jewish community to learn about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) missions to Israel and Poland, and its educational and well-being…

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The Poalei Zion group “Ezra” of which Ben Gurion was a founder taken in Plonsk in 1906. David Ben-Gurion is in the front row, second from left.

David Ben-Gurion Arrives In Jaffa

Center for Israel Education September 7, 1907 David Gruen, who in 1910 would change his name to David Ben-Gurion, and his then girlfriend Rachel Nelkin arrive in Jaffa with a group of other young adults from Plonsk, Poland, making aliyah to the Land of Israel. Upon arriving in Jaffa, the new immigrants were carried off…

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The Jewish News Rosh Hashanah shofar issue from 1944.

Looking Back At Rosh Hashanah

From the JN Foundation Davidson Digital Archives of Jewish Detroit History With Rosh Hashanah just days away, I thought I would do a bit of research into the Davidson Digital Archives to see how the holiday was covered over the years by the JN and the Jewish Chronicle. The answer is that there was a…

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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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Holocaust Shoah history Mordechai Anielewicz, Warsaw Ghetto uprising Adolf Eichmann trial

Eichmann Trial Instilled Faith In Survivors

By Rich Walter Center for Israel Education On April 23, 1943, Mordechai Anielewicz, the commander of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, penned his final letter. He, along with other ghetto fighters, fell to Nazi forces May 8. Anielewicz addressed the letter to Yitzhak Zuckerman, a clandestine operative on the Polish side of the ghetto. The letter…

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George Zeitler, grandson of Anna Zeitler, holds the certificate naming her a Righteous Among the Nations for saving two Jewish brothers during the Holocaust. From left to right: Abe Slaim, his cousin Bella Szlamkowicz Weberman, whose father was also hidden in the barn, Petra Zeitler, George Zeitler, John Slaim and his cousin Issac Szlamkowicz.

Honor Heroism

Local family goes to Poland For Yad Vashem presentation. This summer, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem, conducted a special ceremony in Munich to posthumously honor the life of a German woman who hid two Jewish brothers in her barn as a Righteous Among the Nations. Four fateful weeks in 1945 forever linked…

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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 – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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Traveling Abroad While Jewish

Every time I’ve traveled, I’ve hesitated so that I may consider how my Jewish identity could be received in the new places I’m going, as well as how I would feel as a young Jewish individual in those foreign locations. As I’ve traveled to Europe and Israel, I’ve developed a few anecdotes about my travels…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor Leon Shear celebrated his bar mitzvah on the FIDF flight from Poland to Israel on April 16. Photo by Shahar Azran

From Holocaust To Independence

Above: The FIDF delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 15. Michigan FIDF supporters travel to Poland and Israel. More than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States embarked on a mission to Poland and Israel, which concluded recently, with Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches…

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