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Children in a kindergarten class in a DP camp

Following World War II, many Jews were confined to displaced persons (DPs) camps in Allied-occupied countries. Among them were my parents and parents-in-law.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft
Three ner tamid eternal flames made of glass and hanging against a black background

I found them, viscerally familiar aliens / in my grandmother’s poppy seed cake / in the first pomegranate I ate / in all the rivers that have seen me weep...

Julia Knobloch
Students recording "Songs of Darkness and Hope" in a local church

Learn how students in rural Maine created “Songs of Darkness and Hope,” a one-of-a-kind album of Holocaust music.

Courtney Naliboff
Holocaust transport train on tracks

Whispers grow of a stealthy increase in “Holocaust fatigue” among all the generations. What is required is resetting of the narrative reset.

Arthur B. Shostak, PhD
Lighted candle flickering in total darkness

This poem was written in memory of Kristallnacht (Nov. 9-10, 1938) in honor of those who suffered

Stacey Zisook Robinson
Photograph of entrance to Birkenau concentration camp taken from the level of the train tracks leading into the camp

When Holocaust survivors tried to tell their stories, most people – even therapists – would not listen to or believe them. The consequences have been multigenerational.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Shattered glass

Visiting Leipzig in 2014, I told of my father’s arrest in that city on Kristallnacht. In the congregation, sat a man with my name with an incredible story about that same night.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Black and white movie still of two Orthodox Jewish men in black hats and jackets

The black and white film 1945, in Hungarian with English subtitles, is charged with historical allegory and symbolic dread. It teaches: Acknowledge the sins of the past, as your soul may depend on it.

Wes Hopper

Holocaust survivor, author, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, spoke with a moral authority rarely matched in his lifetime. In this critical time, we return to his 2005 words.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Stone wall engraved with the Biblical quote YOU ARE MY WITNESSES from Isaiah

If you won't stand for Hitler's legacy to rise again, then I ask you: When hate is screeched from the airwaves, you must stand on higher mountains and call out words of love and affirmation.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk

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