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Our world has been changed. We have been changed. Emblazoned in our collective consciousness are indelible, fresh images of unspeakable carnage. We will carry these images with us - shaped in psychic scar tissue - for the rest of our lives. For some of us, September 11 will mark the date we lost an acquaintance, a colleague, or a loved one. For many of us, especially our children, it will mark the date we lost a certain degree of innocence. For all of us, it will mark a dark milestone on the landscape of our memories. My 11-year-old son came home from school that Tuesday with an unsettling bloodlust in his eyes. He had seen the events unfold and was having a purely visceral reaction. Decorum prevents me from recounting all his suggestions for acts of retaliation, but suffice it to say that the U.S. position as a nuclear superpower figured prominently among them. I ... (more)

Fear of the Dark

As I'm pathologically fond of pointing out - I'm a child of a bygone era. Oh, I'm not old enough to remember the time before Sputnik, light bulbs, or the coagulation of the planets from protostellar dust clouds, but I surely do remember GI Joe at 45 caliber, Ray Stevens at 45 RPM, and factory-rolled cigarettes at 45¢ a pack sold to anxious minors desperate to rebel (just like everyone else). It seems ironic to me that this column - gilding the edge of JDJ's ultramodern fabric - deals mostly with dusty memories of my vanished youth. On the other hand, I've heard that I should "write about what I know," so my options are extremely limited. Extremely. I mean, how many cab-driving stories can a person take? (Many would say that one is already too many.) I suppose I could repeatedly spew the first 50 digits of pi - which I happened to memorize as a teenaged proto-geek - ... (more)

Resistance at the Treblinka Death Camp! The Meir Berliner Story!

Meir Beliner Brave Act of Resistance at Treblinka   Jews assembled in Warsaw for transport to Treblinka Meir Berliner was a citizen of Argentina who was visiting Warsaw with his wife and daughter when the Second World War broke out. Meir and his family were taken to Treblinka death camp.   Meir Berliner had arrived in Treblinka from Warsaw a few days before in one of the transports of the so called "Big Action" At that time it was the practice to take out several hundred people from each transport to work arranging the belongings of the murdered; the same day or a few days later, the group was liquidated and was replaced by other people selected from new shipments.   As the arrivals passed the large number of piles of clothing scattered everywhere, they became suspicious. They were never given time to think, discuss, or plan a response. The transports from the ... (more)

The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague

On the twenty-ninth of May, 1942, Radio Prague announced that Reinhard Heydrich, Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, lay dying at the Bulovka hospital in Prague from wounds sustained in a daring ambush by Czech partisans as his car passed through the city outskirts at Holesovice, on the Rude Armady VII Kobylisky not far from the Vltava river. The assassins attempted to kill Heydrich with automatic weapons but experienced a malfunction so a grenade was then tossed at the car by one of the Czechs. The resulting explosion caused sever damage to the right rear wing of the Mercedes, puncturing the tire and blowing a large hole in the bodywork.     The attackers then fled and, Heydrich attempted to shoot at the escaping assassins but his weapon also misfired. He then staggered back to the car and collapsed on the hood in severe pain.   He was rushed to the Bulov... (more)

Show Report: 2009 Jewish Bloggers Conference

The 2009 Jewish Bloggers Conference has ended. It was something of a mixture, with many signs of improvement, but the conference still has a ways to go to reach maturity. It was good enough to give me hope for future iterations. Location and Organization The location and organization was excellent. Food was fine. Service was fine. Acoustics and timing were fine. Things even went, roughly, on schedule. Kol hakavod to the organizers. There were a few snafus. The location of the event was announced in the initial email sent to those bloggers who were invited to attend, but then this information was not repeated. And the location was not listed on the web site!!! The organizer told me that this was done on purpose in order to prevent the uninvited from showing up, which I think is rather a strange thing to say. Many bloggers only found out where the event was by tweeting ... (more)

Images of the National Socialist German Workers Party

NSDAP Images www. Holocaust Research Project         [Next] [Last]   1922 NSDAP Delegation in Coburg 800 X 512 92 KB 1934 NSDAP rally in Nuremberg 433 X 599 95 KB A truck of the fascist Nazi party drives through the Prenzlauer Promenade in Berlin - Pankow. 800 X 544 95 KB Action Reinhard killer Willi Mentz's NSDAP card 700 X 441 83 KB Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels with Nazi Party officials in 1926 640 X 440 73 KB Adolf Hitler and other dignitaries at the opening of the Nazi Party museum in the Sterneckerbraeuhaus the Party's first headquarters 706 X 450 63 KB Adolf Hitler casts his vote at a Berlin polling station set up in a schoolroom. (March 1933) 640 X 443 46 KB Adolf Hitler leads an SA unit in a Nazi Party parade in Weimar, 1931. 640 X 393 60 KB Adolf Hitler NSDAP Party Leader 480 X 685 67 KB Adolf Hitler poses with members of his new government soon after his appoin... (more)

Ulitzer Expands Its Holocaust Research Project Syndication

HEART on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com, the first revolutionary "new-media" platform in the world, announced today that the news syndication for the Holocaust Research Project topic on Ulitzer has been expanded to include breaking news from news wires as it happens. HEART on Ulitzer was launched on April 9, 2009. The aim of H.E.A.R.T is to inform and educate people about the Holocaust and the extermination programs conducted by the Nazi regime throughout Europe during the Second World War. H.E.A.R.T research and material is contributed from a group of independent Holocaust researchers who devote their spare time to research for the production of this website and other forms of related publications, such as leaflets and books. H.E.A.R.T is run by its trustees and directors, who manage the daily administration of the website, review all research materials, fact checking, and ... (more)

Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig

The survival of Jerry Koenig   Hiding in Kosow- Lacki     Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Jerry Koenig delivers a speech about his time in the ghetto The situation in the Warsaw ghetto was truly horrendous – food, water and sanitary conditions were non-existent. You couldn’t wash, people were hungry and very susceptible to disease because of their weakened condition. It is amazing what happens to people when they’re deprived of basic needs. For my brother and me there was no school and the only entertainment was taking a walk. It was unbelievable the number of dead people you saw in the streets. When we came home, after a walk it was mandatory that we took off our clothing to search for lice, because they were the ones carrying typhus and typhoid fever. The only way you could survive was by supplementing your diet with things brought through the black market. But you can i... (more)

Aid To Holocaust Victims To Increase Greatly In 2015; Claims Conference Allocating $365 Million, More Than 20 Percent Increase

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015, announced Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).   In 2015, total Claims Conference allocations to social service organizations around the world will total $365 million, an increase of $80 million -- 21 percent -- over the 2014 amount, and will aid Holocaust victims in 47 countries. The money is used primarily for homecare, the top social welfare priority for these survivors, but is also used for hunger relief, medical care, winter aid, transportation and other vital needs. The Claims Conference is the only organization assisting Holocaust survivors worldwide, initiating and funding homecare pro... (more)

Rooted in the Holocaust, 'The Promise' Is Multi-Generational Drama

LONG BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/12 -- Physician Eliezer Nussbaum's new novel, "The Promise," (www.elinussbaum.com) is a story of relationships that unfold across multiple countries and through generations -- all springing from a promise made during the Holocaust. It was inspired by a real-life tragedy: His wife's aunts and uncles, desperate to escape the Nazis' scourge, promised their neighbors treasure for hiding them. The neighbors obliged for awhile but then, impatient to collect their treasure, killed the family. In "The Promise," a Catholic young man vows to protect the family of a Jewish friend; to do so requires separating the Jewish man's twins, a boy and a girl, from their parents and each other. This sets into motion consequences that ripple through generations of descendants. "This isn't a 'Holocaust' story, so to speak, because it moves far beyond... (more)

CEA Launches Foundation in Support of Seniors and People with Disabilities

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the launch of its charitable supporting organization, the CEA Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technology to enhance their lives. The leadership of the CEA Foundation includes Audiovox Founder John Shalam, who serves as chairman of the CEA Foundation, Larry Richenstein, vice chairman, and Veronica O’Connell, secretary and treasurer. In other news, the CEA Foundation announced today that Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. (Selfhelp), an eldercare service organization based in New York City, is its first grantee. Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center (VSC) enhances the lives of homebound seniors by using computer, video and Internet technology in seniors’ homes and at local senior centers to create an interactive experience that reduces social isolation, pro... (more)