Tag Archives: Shoah

Guest Post: Our Roots trip to Germany – How the Stolpersteine project was born

This is a guest post by Heinz-Otto Haag, who together with his wife Heidi was our host in the town of Michelstadt during our recent roots trip to Germany.  The Haags also did extensive research on our behalf to help … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Frankfurt and Fuerth visits, updated

I will repost part of what I posted in my previous post and add more information and photos. Frankfurt On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt where Otto and Heidi Haag (in particular Heidi) had arranged for us a very full … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany – Days 4 and 5, Frankfurt and Fuerth

Days 4 and 5 of our trip to Germany had very full itineraries, were very intense, and very emotional. We felt quite wrung out at the end of each day. On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt, visiting the Jewish Museum, … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5775 – 2015: Escape to the Far East

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  This year’s torch-lighters were all survivors who went on to rebuild successful lives in Israel.  As in previous years, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned of a … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

The world cries “Never Again” every year on the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day. And yet, seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz and the defeat of the Nazis by the allies, it is becoming sickeningly evident that the lessons … Continue reading

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How brave Italians saved their Jews

Although Yom Hashoah is now past, it is always timely to learn about long-forgotten or little-known events of that period. A fascinating article at the BBC (yes, that BBC) (via Henry) sheds light on a hugely courageous Italian man who … Continue reading

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