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A Woman's Shoes

A story about shoes: It was Holocaust Education Week, 2019, and I accompanied Judy Cohen, the 91-year-old survivor whose memoir I was then immersed in — shifting passages, recasting sentences, checking dates and historical data — to a talk she was giving at York University.

In Search of Light

The Abel family after the war. From left to right: Martha's sister, Eta, her mother, Sari, her father, Ödön, and Martha. Cluj, Rom...

Always Remember Who You Are

Anita with her parents, Edzia and Fisko. Synowódzko Wyżne, Poland, 1937. Miraculous Escape We didn’t know where my mother had bee...

Stories of Pesach: Holocaust Survivors Remember

Pesach, or Passover in English, often figures prominently in the stories of authors who survived the Holocaust as children. Introd...

A Tapestry of Survival

Leslie (right) with his brother Louis (Lali), holding their nephew, Adamka. Budapest, 1944. The War One day I went to visit a frie...

Lovers in a Dangerous Time

From Anka Voticky’s Knocking on Every Door Arnold and Anka with baby Milan, 1934. To my husband, Arnold. They say memories are go...

Introduce your students to the Human Experience of Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

This human-centred learning helps students approach the history of the Holocaust in the most effective way. Personal accounts, whe...