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Fifty-State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge Reveals Shocking Results

Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced in September the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem…

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YIVO Receives IMLS Save America’s Treasures Grant

Photo: The Strashun Library was one of the most important libraries of Jewish learning in pre-World War II Europe, Its founder, Matityahu Strashun (1817-1885) was a major book collector, who owned thousands of Hebrew texts and manuscripts, including religious writings, fiction, poetry, scientific works, Jewish and Karaite historical works, travel accounts, and Hasidic texts. The…

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A loving tribute to the “Mother of Souls”

When Adena Astrowsky set out to write a book about her grandmother Mania Lichtenstein’s memories from the Holocaust, she assumed it would just be a valuable keepsake for her children and other family members. Little did she realize that Living Among the Dead: My Grandmother’s Holocaust Survival Story of Love and Strength was going to…

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Surviving and Thriving

Photo: Mirjam today By Sharon Gelbach Listening to Mirjam Bait Talmi (nee Szpiro) tell her tale of Holocaust survival, I’m immediately struck by her attempt to date every memory, categorize every conversation, and place each memoir in the context of the larger events taking place around her. It all makes sense when I learn that…

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A plea against ‘anti-Semitism’

The pseudo-scientific term, coined by a German racist, obscures the rising tide of hatred. We need to use the J word. By Shulamit S. Magnus With the disturbing increase of attacks on Jewish sites and on Jews in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, the term “anti-Semitism” is much in use. What to call the phenomenon…

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AZJHS Receives Grant for the Center for Hope, Humanity and Holocaust Education

Photo: Rendering of the future expansion of the Arizona Jewish Hostorical Society to include the Center for Hope, Humanity and Holocaust Education. The Arizona Jewish Historical Society (AZJHS) was recently awarded a grant from the Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation, a supporting organization of the Arizona Community Foundation. This grant supports the AZJHS’ capital campaign to…

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