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Some challenging thoughts “from brokenstones”:
The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is currently hosting an exhibition called, “’Enemy Aliens’: The Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940-1943.” Incorporating eyewitness testimony and artefacts from the period, the exhibit tells a sad story in the history of Canadian immigration policy and Canadian Jewish relations.
On this day in which Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, take nine minutes to reflect on the powerful comments and prayer offered by Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of London at the International Holocaust Memorial Day observance in London, England on 28 January 2013.
A group of historians working at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has recently published their findings after 13 years researching the ghettos, slave labour sites, concentration camps, and extermination sites set up by the Nazis throughout Europe between 1933 and 1945.
In Bible study yesterday morning, the prospect of a possible antisemtic bias in Scripture was raised.
It matters how we tell our stories. The details we include or exclude make a difference to the impression created by our story.
One of the troubling realities that confronts anyone who studies the Nazi reign in Germany from 1933-45 is the inevitable encounter with reasonable civilized well-educated people who consistently resorted to arguments and behaviour that, by any human standard, could only be qualified as insane.
Primo Levi was, what historians euphemistically call “liberated,” from Auschwitz on 27 January 1945.
Historians are story-tellers. Telling stories about events that took place in the past always involves interpretation. A single event may be recounted in a variety of ways.
Dilip D’Souza’s wife teaches French to grade 10 students in a private school in Mumbai, India.