Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’

Jewish News cover reading "Remember Us! Give to the war chest"

The Holocaust Unfolds

A new exhibit at the HMC highlights the important role played by the Detroit Jewish News in delivering war news to Detroiters. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where newspaper history and highlights open up to the public, a place is held by the Detroit Jewish News. An issue from the 1940s, accessible in an…

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Commentary: Stop Making Excuses For FDR’s Abandonment Of The Jews

President Franklin D. Roosevelt could have saved many Jews from the Holocaust without interrupting America’s war effort. The notion that there was a contradiction between rescuing Jews and fighting the Nazis was an excuse that the Roosevelt administration made at the time — and which, surprisingly, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum seems to be echoing…

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Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis, May 13, 1939-June 17, 1939. On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 passengers, the majority of whom were Jewish. When the St. Louis arrived in Havana, the passengers learned that the landing certificates they had purchased were invalid. After Cuba refused to allow the passengers to land and the United States (and other Western Hemisphere nations) did not offer to take the passengers, the ship returned to Europe. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee worked with the State Department, ultimately persuading four countries — Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium — to admit some of the passengers. The remaining 254 were forced to return to Europe and were killed by the Nazis.

Americans and the Holocaust

A new exhibit dispels the myth that most Americans were unaware of the atrocities happening in Europe. Was it simply ignorance that Jews were being murdered en masse? Was it anti-Semitism? Or did the United States’ unwillingness to rescue Europe’s Jews from the Holocaust have more nuanced causes? That’s the question Daniel Greene set out…

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Dr. Peter Hayes

How Do You Explain The Holocaust?

Noted author and historian slated to speak at Holocaust Memorial Center. As part of its ongoing series of lectures designed to further understand the Holocaust, the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills will welcome award-winning professor of history, author and lecturer Dr. Peter Hayes as guest speaker at a Sunday, June 10, program sponsored…

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Exterior shot of the ShearWater Apartment Houses in Commerce Township.

Building On A Legacy

Jewish builders and developers continue to innovate in the region. Anyone house hunting today will recognize the phenomenal impact of the many successful Jewish builders and developers in Southeastern Michigan. A great portion of the most coveted homes, condominiums and apartment complexes in the area for more than 70 years are a source of pride…

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