Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
The March of the Living celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with its traditional march from Auschwitz I to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah. Ten thousand high school students from 35 countries were involved, but to mark the special anniversary this time, survivors and liberators from around the world were also invited to participate. Don Greenbaum, 86, of Bala Cynwyd, who...
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Lucy Taus Katz, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's been more then 65 years since World War II ended and the concentration camp inmates were liberated. But for some, even after they were set free from the camps, there was another kind of prison that kept them captive: a prison of the heart, the mind and the soul. I thought I knew the basic details of my life:...
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Martins Run Senior Living Community in Media is rededicating a historic Torah scroll that was written in what is now the Czech Republic and was used by a Jewish community that was decimated in the Holocaust. Jirik Schreiber, an 86-year-old man from Lipnik, Czech Republic, was slated to take part in the ceremony via Skype on April 19 to coincide...
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Marshall Weiss, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When the mighty Titanic ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip, were on board. Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the third class was not completely booked; she and Philip had a cabin to themselves. Leah was born in Warsaw,...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Jews, 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community's six kosher delicatessens are run by Richard Hyman and his wife, Joanna. The 99-year-old family business, known to locals as "Titanics," was born out of the most famous maritime disaster in history. Richard, 42, is the great-grandson of Joseph...
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