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Daily Briefing: WHAT THE HOLOCAUST TOOK FROM US”

We Must Never Forget the Holocaust or Its Victims:  Avi Benlolo, National Post, Apr. 29, 2022 — In April 1944, a five-year-old French Jewish boy named Alain Lazar Weil was packed into a train in Paris and shipped to Auschwitz, where he was murdered in the gas chamber. 

How do Putin and Zelensky Get the Holocaust So Wrong?:  Mike Wegenheim, JNS, May 19, 2022 — It’s a piece of the Holocaust that even scholars misunderstand, or neglect altogether. And it’s a story unknown even to the descendants of a quarter-million Holocaust survivors.
 


What the Holocaust Took From Us:  Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail, May 13, 2022
Priest-Journalist Who Gave His Life Fighting the Nazis Is a Model for Us All:  Raymond J. de Souza, National Post, May 15, 2022

‘The Newspaper Axis’ Review: Hitler’s Editorial Allies:  Ben Yagoda, WSJ, Apr. 8, 2022
Making the Survivor:  Matti Leshem, Tablet, Apr. 28, 2022


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Holocaust Survivor: I Used Mantra from Yom Kippur Liturgy to Stay Alive:  Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News, Apr. 28, 2022 Dr. Giselle (Gita) Cycowicz, still a practicing psychologist at age 95, spoke at a Beit Shemesh ceremony on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day Wednesday, telling her story of survival in the face of the most unspeakable odds.

WATCH: There’s More We Can Do for Holocaust Survivors than Just Remember:  World Israel News, Apr. 27, 2022 On Yom Hashoah, Israelis remember the Nazi atrocities and honor its victims – but there’s more we can do for them.

A Holocaust Survivor’s Collection of Over 1,000 Miniature Books Speaks Volumes About Her Resilience:  Aviva Engel, JTA, May 12, 2022In her 96 years on earth, Lilly Toth didn’t get much of a formal education. Born in Budapest in 1925, the self-proclaimed spoiled brat often misbehaved and was frequently suspended from school. 

Ottawa’s Holocaust Memorial Is a Place for Solemn Reflection, Not Photo Shoots:  Mark Kristmanson, Globe and Mail, May 2, 2022 – Last month, a disturbing misuse of Ottawa’s National Holocaust Monument came to light. A photographer posted images on Instagram of a sexy fashion shoot taken at the site, attesting not just to the monument’s arresting visual presence but also its relative obscurity as a hallowed place. Deeming the photographs “totally inappropriate,” MP Greg Fergus said he was ”stunned by the lack of common sense … of all those involved.”

The Holocaust Memorial Laundry Project:  Melanie Phillips, Substack, May 19, 2022 — Why does the British Chief Rabbi, Efraim Mirvis, appear to be treating a former Archbishop of Canterbury with disrespect? 

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