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George Yancy: If the State of the World Makes You Want to Scream, You’re Not Alone

We must face the weight of such social evils and be prepared to also face the ways in which we are complicit with them, especially when we are often indifferent.

April 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Ukraine in Perspective

A Historical Feast of Death and Destruction from the Peloponnesian Wars to Late Tomorrow Night.

April 8, 2022 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: My Life with Maus

Or How I Was Banned (Even If in a Second-Hand Way) by a Trumpian World

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Valerie Bacharach: The Synagogue

Someone enters the sanctuary, picks up the chair
thrown by the Rabbi,
places it gently with the others, a straight row
waiting for bodies.

January 27, 2022 · 5 Comments

Adam G. Klein: How to fight Holocaust denial in social media – with the evidence of what really happened

As social media platforms fight Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, online archives offer another possible approach: direct links to the historic truth.

January 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Steve Kowit: Intifada

bekippad Sabras dance thru the Tel Aviv streets chanting
gleefully: No school tomorrow in Gaza; all of their children are dead. 

June 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: The Nazi Officer’s Wife

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. Then she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her.

January 16, 2021 · 6 Comments

Emma Parker: This young woman created 784 paintings while hiding from the Nazis

Together these sequential images tell a family history, focussing on a central character called Charlotte Kann, a semi-autobiographical version of Salomon herself. They document Charlotte’s development as an artist, her struggles against madness and her first love affair, all painted against a backdrop of increasingly violent Nazi rule.

January 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Reading Suite Française

“Remove your yellow star.
Head for Switzerland or try
for Nice. Don’t write your will
Don’t imagine what the Germans feel.”

July 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Thom Hartmann: Trump and Fox News Have Blood on Their Hands

It’s already started. They’re messaging, texting, tweeting, and even calling into my radio/TV show. Breitbart is even bragging that they got it on CNN. “This killing in Pittsburgh has nothing … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Death Metal Grandma

. Death Metal Grandma follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Don Krieger: Breendonk Generations

1. Anna and Isaac met in an orphanage where they were hidden as Catholics. They married in Antwerp. The house door was six inches thick. Two great bolts shot into … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chana Bloch: The Messiah of Harvard Square

Every year some students would claim to be the Messiah, It was the rabbi who had to deal with them. He had jumped, years ago, from a moving boxcar on … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Majid Naficy: Helen

Sometimes I see Helen Passing by Wearing a long skirt. She pushes a metal walker Scraping against the ground. She always asks: “Sir! What day is today? What day is … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

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