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Kol Nidre in Auschwitz

In her memoir, A Cry in Unison, Holocaust survivor, educator and human rights activist Judy Weissenberg Cohen​​ tells the story of how she and her “camp sisters” in Auschwitz-Birkenau observed Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

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...

Remembering Kristallnacht, Eighty Years Later

Remembering Kristallnacht through the Stories of Survivors Our authors testify to the rising persecutions that preceded Kristalln...

Preview: Flights of Spirit

Children working in an ORT carpentry workshop in the Kovno ghetto. Elly Gotz is in the centre. Syringes on a Tray The most dramati...