Tag Archives: Holocaust

Marching to Ponary: Marking 80 Years Since Liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto

Marking the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė along with other senior Lithuanian Government officials and the International Commission for the investigation of the Nazis crimes in Lithuania, today (Thursday, 21 September), joined members and leaders of the Lithuanian Jewish community, and Holocaust education and commemoration organization, the International March of the Living, in a symbolic march from the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Vilnius, to the mass grave on the Paneriai (formerly Ponary) suburb of the city. 

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Opinion: Shattering Another Excuse For FDR’S Holocaust Apathy

A recent New York Times feature about a troubled World War II veteran has inadvertently shed fresh light on the Roosevelt administration’s refusal to bomb the railways leading to Auschwitz. The story also implicitly undermines one of the major themes of the recent Ken Burns documentary about America’s response to the Nazi genocide.

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Holocaust Education Program at the Boulder JCC on April 17, 2023

Dorota Glowacka

The Boulder JCC will host Holocaust Scholar Professor Dorota Glowacka on Monday, April 17 in advance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Professor Glowacka will speak on “A Vanished World: Cultural Genocide and the Destruction of Central and Eastern European Jewish Heritage During the Holocaust.”

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The Jewish Courts That Judged Jews Accused of Nazi Collaboration

Jewish police arrest alleged Jewish Nazi collaborator

Shepsl Rotholc was a famous champion Jewish boxer in Poland in the 1930s. In 1941, two years after the Germans invaded, he became a policeman in the Warsaw Ghetto, helping to maintain order and enforce Nazi orders. Was Rotholc guilty of collaborating with the Nazis? Did he have any other choice? Should he be considered a hero for trying to save his family? These were the kinds of questions considered by a special "Jewish honor court" that tried Rotholc in 1946 for aiding the Nazis.

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Did Ken Burns Explain America and the Holocaust?

Finally we got the whole story: Americans hate Jews and others.  The nation's mood has not changed, the past is the present, the present is the past. This according to Ken Burns.

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America and the Holocaust: A Filmmaker’s Perspective

As the producer and director of a PBS film on America’s response to the Holocaust some years ago, I was at first delighted to learn that Ken Burns has now likewise made a film for broadcast on PBS about how our country responded to the Nazi genocide. But some advance publicity for the broadcast raises questions as to whether his film will accurately portray key issues such as U.S. refugee policy and the failure to bomb Auschwitz.

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“The U.S. and the Holocaust” to Premiere September 18, 2022 on PBS

Ellis Island

THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history. The series will air September 18, 19 and 20, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

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Column: Whoopi’s Petty Distinctions

Silly sideshows dominate much of the news on Israel and other Jewish and general issues. So much so that keeping up with them amounts to “posing problems that would cross a rabbi’s eyes,” to quote Tevye as he croons “If I were a rich man” in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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Photography Legacy Project of Survivors Comes to Boulder

John Pregulman

Denver couple John and Amy Israel Pregulman have made it their mission to photograph as many Holocaust survivors as possible, before it’s too late. They will be in Boulder on February 20th.

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Buddhist Jew’s Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust

Early on in Ellen Korman Mains’s compelling account of her spiritual journey as the child of survivors to make sense of the Holocaust, she observes the irony that one schooled by Buddhism to live in the present could make it her life’s work to grapple with demons of the past. Author talk at Boulder Book Store in January.

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Author, Dog Lover, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg Comes to Bonai Shalom

On April 26, Rabbi Marc Soloway's personal Rabbi, Jonathan Wittenberg will come to Bonai Shalom to speak about two books he has written, "Things My Dog Has Taught Me About Being A Better Human" and "My Dear Ones, One Family, and the Final Solution".

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#Jewish Lives Matter

My grandson was born in 2017, during quite extraordinary times --- and 100 years after his late great grandfather, about whom this book was written. The question arises… How can we prepare my grandson’s generation to deal with their century from how Harry Greissman and his “Greatest Generation” lived through their extraordinary century?

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