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Click here to Register Wednesday, March 29, 2017 From Auschwitz to Iowa City: An Evening with Michael Bornstein, 66PhD A SPECIAL UIAA 150TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM When: 7 p.m. (CDT) Where: Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union The lecture, Q&A, and book …

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A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life A proposed museum in the former Jewish ghetto in Vilnius, Lithuania, features portraits of families who once lived there. (Christian Als) By Matthew Shaer Smithsonian Magazine …

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Harry Jacobi is in a new film for Unicef that compares his experience of being a WWII refugee with Ahmed’s story about his escape from Syria. Jacobi escaped the Holocaust when he was a teenager in 1938 and ended up …

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By David Rosenberg Survivor of three Nazi concentration camps, survivors’ reunion, Majdanek concentration camp, near Lublin, Poland, 1983.James Friedman As a child growing up in the Midwest in 1950s and ’60s, James Friedman was acutely aware of anti-Semitism. He regularly …

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The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx By Armin Rosen Joe’s Violin, one of the most remarkable Jewish-themed films of the year, …

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Songs were sung in Krakow cellars to inspire people to resist the Germans By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff Posted Feb 6, 2017 4:57 PM CST An explainer on the recordings and snippets from some of the songs. (Newser) – …

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A HERO AMONG US Discover the amazing story of Sargeant John L. Gualtier. Excerpted from the feature film “A Hero Among Us,” learn how a concentration camp liberator himself became a victim. John Gualtier of Cedar Rapids was a 19 …

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Alf Dubs As attitudes towards those fleeing persecution hardens, today is a good day to remember the Kindertransport – and Britain’s humanitarian tradition ‘The Kindertransport happened because of ordinary people who pooled their resources and offered to help.’ Jewish children …

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On International Holocaust Memorial Day, EJC President Kantor meets with the Pope at the Vatican and gives him a blessing for his home. European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday, …

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Millie Jasper understands that six million is a tough number to get your head around. Jasper, executive director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in White Plains, helps tell the story of the Holocaust, of six million Jews …

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