Monday, July 30, 2012

The Holocaust in the News and on the Web

Holocaust survivors protest against migrant deportation
In an effort to join the struggle against the deportation of migrants from Israel, Holocaust survivors marched across Tel Aviv, demonstrating against the arrest and expulsion of asylum seekers. Relates stories: Holocaust survivors to protest against migrant ...
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Jews, Muslims, the Holocaust, and Israel
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Today, Secretary Clinton speaks at an event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, held in collaboration with CFR and CNN, on the subject of genocide prevention. I wish that a major Arab country was the host for this event. Last week I visited the West ...
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Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Clinton: Remain vigilant against Holocaust denial
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Holocaust denial and Israel criticism that crosses into anti-Semitism require vigilance. On Tuesday, Clinton addressed a symposium at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on preventing ...
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Survivors of Chemical Holocaust Stage Special Olympics in Bhopal
Bay Area Indymedia
London 2012 Supersize me! McD is an Olympic Partner, so is Coca Cola, and to ice the cake we have Dow Chemical. Dow bought Union Carbide in 2001, along with the legacy of Bhopal, where 15000 people died in a 1984 chemical holocaust that remains ...
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Bay Area Indymedia
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Unveils New Poll: Americans ...
MarketWatch (press release)
A new poll commissioned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum finds that 67 years after the Holocaust, Americans believe genocide is still very possible, yet preventable, and they would like to see the US government play a major role in stopping ...
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HOLMBERG: Holocaust Museum ouster a battle of wills?
RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)- It appears the controversy surrounding the emphatic dismissal of Virginia Holocaust Museum president, director and co-founder Jay Ipson is winding down, but the behind-the-scenes machinations over his ouster remains largely ...
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Slovakia's Jewish community wants alleged Holocaust-era war criminal to be ...
Washington Post
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovak's Jewish community is calling on state authorities to request that a 97-year-old alleged Holocaust-era war criminal under house arrest in Hungary stand trial in Slovakia. Laszlo Csatary is suspected by prosecutors of abusing ...
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SHAME: Western Holocaust Denial In Congo
Black Star News
On the other hand, the powers now roaring loudly with respect to Syria have maintained deafening silence and are in fact accomplices in the Holocaust of over 7 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The violence is being perpetrated by ...
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Holocaust survivor tells his story for the first time
The Journal News |
An overflow audience listens to Holocaust survivor Eli Stern of Monsey during the annual Tisha B'Av program at the Holocaust Museum & Study Center in Spring Valley on Sunday. Also on the program was a presentation by Rabbi Barry Shafier.
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Laszlo Csatary Case: Nazi War Crimes Supported By Strong Holocaust ...
Huffington Post
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The evidence against a 97-year-old Hungarian man accused of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands during the Holocaust is much stronger than a similar case last year that ended in a high-profile acquittal, experts say.
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Virginia Holocaust Museum meeting will determine Ipson's future ...
By Nick Dutton
The holocaust survivor asked supporters not protest outside the Thursday meeting so board members could enter and leave without pressure. – Richmond News &...
White House Names NBCUniversal EVP To US Holocaust Memorial
President Obama today announced the appointment of NBCUniversal's International Television Production EVP Deborah A. Oppenheimer as a member to the U.S. Ho.
Hundreds Of Holocaust Survivors And Their Children Protest Israel's ...
By Shmarya Rosenberg
Last winter I saw on television dozens of African migrants huddled together in Levinsky Park. The sight was horrible and I decided to help them by giving the migrants food and blankets. During the Holocaust, I had to learn to...
Jay Ipson will stay on at Holocaust Museum - ...
By Sarah Bloom
Jay will stay with the Virginia Holocaust Museum, although in what role and with what power is still somewhat unclear.
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Clinton at U.S. Holocaust museum: We must fight demonization of ...
Speaking at Washington conference, U.S. secretary of state says that world must reject Holocaust glorification, make clear that violence, bigotry 'will not be ...


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Monday, July 16, 2012

God on Trial

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Often when I give presentations about my parents and their experiences in the concentration camps in Germany, people ask me to talk about how those experiences shaped my parents' faith.  It's not an easy question to answer.  My own parents came away from their experiences with very different attitudes toward God and religion.  My mother's faith was shaken by what happened to her family and what she went through under the Nazis.  My father's faith on the other hand was strengthened.  I've written about this in various poems but two that I usually bring up when I'm talking about faith and my parents are "What the War Taught My Mother" and "What My Father Believed."  If you click on those titles, you'll be able to read those poems.

Recently, I saw a film that focuses on the faith of prisoners in Auschwitz.  The film is called God on Trail, and it takes place in Auschwitz where a group of Jewish prisoners put God on trial and argue about whether or not He has abandoned the Jewish people.  It is a BBC/WBGH Boston production and was originally aired in the US in 2008.

The complete film is available through the following youtube link: