City officials were reminded that “New York City today numbers among its citizens more survivors of the Holocaust than any other city in the world” but still lacks a proper memorial to the victims 40 years after those events. The need for a New York City Holocaust Memorial Center that would also serve archival and […]
Returning and Redemption A middle-aged brother and sister who last saw each other when they were children in the Auschwitz concentration camp and believed each other had been murdered had an emotional reunion in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, northeast England. Harry Nagelsztain, 56, was at Newcastle Airport yesterday to greet his 58-year-old sister Manya Kornblit who flew in […]
Primary sources Nuremberg Laws on German Citizenship, 1935. Kristallnacht, Nov. 9-10, 1938 Telegram from Reinhard Heydrich to the Offices of the Security Services, Nov. 8, 1939. Eyewitness Account of Kristellnacht by a Firefighter Decisions Taken at the Evian Conference On Jewish Refugees, July 14, 1938. Discussions by the Authorities Following Kristallnacht, November 12, 1938. Report […]
Holocaust Survivors Mark Anniversary of Wannsee Conference by Testifying to the Reality of the Holocaust, Jan. 21, 1982.
Returning and Redemption Members of Austrian Inmates of Auschwitz, an organization of death camp survivors, held a press conference here to testify to the reality of the Holocaust, its origins and the methodical way it was carried out. The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the meeting in Wannsee, a suburb of Berlin, where Reinhard […]
Returning and Redemption Leon Kahn, of Vancouver, Canada, like many Holocaust survivors, fears that once the survivors will be gone, the murders and atrocities committed by the Nazis will be forgotten. It is to prevent this from happening that the Simon Wiesenthal Center at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles worked to produce the film, “”Genocide,” […]
Returning and Redemption A replica of The Netherlands Pavillion sent to Auschwitz last year will be erected as a permanent memorial at the site of a former concentration camp for Jews at Westerbork in northeastern Holland. Westerbork was the main transit camp through which some 150,000 Dutch Jews were deported by the Nazis during World […]
Eleazar of Worms, Passover Haggadah with Commentary of R. Eleazar of Worms, ed. M. Hershler (Jerusalem, 1984), pp. 175-176 (Hebrew).
Jewish Mysticism The Holy One, blessed be He, is very great and the essence of His abundant greatness cannot be seen by the eye nor spoken of by the mouth. That which was written in the Sefer ha-Merkavah concerning the measure of the [divine] stature is in accord with prophetic vision… Thus does the glory […]
Greco-Roman Period Among the earliest of Rabbinic texts is the midrashic exposition of Deut. 26-5-8 and some additional passages. It originated in Second Temple times and was adapted for the Passover Seder in the home after the destruction of the Temple. The basic structure is the quotation of phrases from the Deuteronomic passage followed by […]