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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.

Dispatches from Winnipeg

Friday, April 27 Our team’s first stop was for a school presentation. With 120 middle and high school students in attendance, Le...

Remembrance Is the Secret to Redemption, and Other Lessons Learned at SXSW 2018

Every hour of the day during the week of March 12–18, the SXSW schedule was brimming with compelling sessions to attend. Every c...

Hidden Children, Identity and the Holocaust: Surviving in the Margin of the Catastrophe

We know that teachers want to provide in-depth and engaging units on the Holocaust but might be unsure where to begin. How do you ...

From Fragment to Whole

In late 2014, the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program received an extremely important submission — a 250-page...

Cholent: Tasting the Past

The Rohatiner extended family before the war. Bronia (back row, fifth from the left) is standing beside her sister, Sarah. Their p...

Understanding What Genocide Really Means

Defining GenocideArticle II of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide define...