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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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Millions of Holocaust Records Available to All Online

As part of a philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, Ancestry – the global leader in family history and consumer genomics – has announced the release of two unique Holocaust record collections. These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on ancestry.com/alwaysremember on…

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Remembering Anne Frank on the 90th anniversary of her birth

PHOTO: Participants in the tree planting at the United Nations in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday included, from left: Sharon Douglas (CEO, Anne Frank Center), Olga Yatskevich (The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme), Kimberly Mann (Chief: Education Outreach Section, United Nations), Bob Hawkins (Vallonia Tree Nursery, Indiana Department of Natural Resources), Thiha Myint (Plant Engineering Section, United Nations), John Grassi (Plant…

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