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Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” These words, from George Orwell’s famous novel 1984 were often called upon during the Cold War as a … more
This is a deeply personal story that begins before I was born, when my grandmother Fanya seized her slender teenaged daughter — my mother Edyka — and pushed her out of the small vent at … more
It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Monday with four Central European … more
Growing up, Heidi Fishman knew that she was alive thanks to her grandfather’s Paraguayan passport. A Jewish author from Vermont, she was told as a little girl that Heinz … more
A rabbi in Toronto thought no one would show up in 13-degree weather for the funeral of a Holocaust survivor with virtually no family. At 11 pm on the night before the noon funeral of Eddie Ford … more
Lily Widner has cheated death too many times to remember each close call. The 97-year-old Jewish Floridian survived starvation in the ghetto of her native Polish city of Lodz, two Nazi death camps … more
In May 1943, after years of killings and deportations, the Nazis declared Berlin judenfrei, or free of Jews. What they didn’t know was that approximately 7,000 Jews remained in hiding in the … more
LONDON — Like countless world-class pianists, Nelly Ben-Or began playing piano at age 5 and never stopped. That discipline helped Ben-Or, 86, became an international concert pianist and the … more
NEW ORLEANS — Ela Weissberger, though tiny and elderly when I met her, was the strongest woman I have ever known. Her energy was indefatigable, her personality vibrant and sunny, her wit … more
Relations between Hungary’s two Jewish federation groups have recently deteriorated from stony silence to full-blown row. The fight between the Mazsihisz group, which is critical of the … more
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