Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Joseph S. Finkelstein, JE Feature
On May 5 of each year, my father, Sol Finkelstein, declares, "Today is my birthday." Although he was born in September, Sol counts the start of his life from May 5, 1945 -- the day he was liberated from Mauthausen concentration camp. On that day, he emerged from a stack of corpses, under which he had been hiding from the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Despite having a master's degree in education, Sara J. Bloomfield isn't your typical educator. For one thing, you won't find her in a regular classroom. Still, her particular "lecture hall" last year hosted more than a million visitors, with another 25 million stopping by online. Bloomfield, who serves as executive director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,...
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The boardwalk will become a little more serious in its offerings
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A memorial to the Holocaust might be one of the last things a visitor would expect to encounter on the Atlantic City boardwalk, a destination that's promoted as an escape from everyday life. But a Margate rabbi has long dreamed of erecting such a structure right on the bustling boards, where millions stroll each year. And in the past few...
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Philadelphia's memorial ceremony for the 6 million represents a time to remember and retell
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Arie Shnaper is a self-described "Holocaust activist." He was one of the founding members of the United Partisan Organization (UPO), a group of Jewish residents in the Vilna ghetto who were committed to meeting three objectives. "We vowed to obtain arms; to wage acts of sabotage against the Germans whenever possible; and, most importantly, to resist when the Germans began...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up as the daughter of a German mother and a Polish father, Regina Weyer of Phoenixville said that she's probably more familiar with the Holocaust than many other Catholics. A first-generation American, she said that she thinks her upbringing has influenced her teaching on the subject to sixth-graders at St. Basil the Great School, a parochial school in Kimberton...
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