holocaust http://wamc.org en Little Known Holocaust Museum Keeps Doors Open In W. Mass. http://wamc.org/post/little-known-holocaust-museum-keeps-doors-open-w-mass <p>A little known Holocaust museum in North Adams, Massachusetts will be able to keep its doors open for the next six months thanks to a donation.</p><p>Darrell English marvels at the artifacts hanging on the walls in the 750-foot square room he rents each month.</p><p>“An American flag around the corner here,” English said. “It’s a 48-star American flag. Nothing unusual about that. Except what’s stenciled on it. Which is a Nazi eagle.”</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 92474 at http://wamc.org Little Known Holocaust Museum Keeps Doors Open In W. Mass. New Documentary Chronicles Resistance To Attempted Neo-Nazi March http://wamc.org/post/new-documentary-chronicles-resistance-attempted-neo-nazi-march <p>A documentary film chronicling the events of an attempted neo-Nazi march in the 1970's&nbsp;through a Chicago suburb will air next week on Capital Region PBS station WMHT. The release of the film, which tells the story of Holocaust survivors becoming human rights activists, coincides with Holocaust Remembrance Month.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:39:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 89027 at http://wamc.org Herb London: What Jewish Museums Won't Show http://wamc.org/post/herb-london-what-jewish-museums-wont-show <p>Holocaust museums around the globe present in remarkably graphic form pre-war Nazi conditions that promoted anti-Semitism and the belief that Jews were sub-human. Children read schoolbooks in which Jews were depicted as exploitive, dangerous, lacking in essential human qualities. Jews were demonized to an extent that led inexorably to concentration camps and extermination. The horror of this period is told and retold in museums as a reminder that this must never happen again. Propaganda of a vicious variety has consequences, a condition the world now knows all too well. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Herb London 84161 at http://wamc.org "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher http://wamc.org/post/jacobs-oath-martin-fletcher <p></p><p><a href="http://www.martinfletcher.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Fletcher</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been called the gold standard of TV war correspondents and is rapidly building a new reputation as an author. He has won almost every award in television journalism, including 5 </span>Emmys<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>His latest novel is <em>Jacob's Oath</em>. As World War II comes to a close, Europe’s roads are clogged with 20 million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely holocaust survivors who meet in Huddle berg. Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he kills his brother’s murderer, a concentration camp guard.</p><p>He must now choose between revenge and love, and avenging the past and building a new future.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77004 at http://wamc.org "Jacob's Oath" By Martin Fletcher The Big Read - Poughkeepsie http://wamc.org/post/big-read-poughkeepsie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.poklib.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Read - Poughkeepsie</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take place over the next month where this year&rsquo;s title to read as a community is Cynthia </span>Ozick&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Shawl</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This book was selected in recognition of the </span>75th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of </span>Kristallnacht<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Little Read companion program for younger readers focuses on titles related to the Holocaust and World War II era, and features the books </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Number the Stars</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Devil&rsquo;s Arithmetic</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>In <em>The Shawl</em> by Cynthia Ozick, readers will be moved by the story of Rosa Lublin. While Rosa lived through the Holocaust, her tiny daughter Magda did not. Magda&rsquo;s shawl symbolizes the past that Rosa cannot escape, a life stolen by those she calls thieves, filled with memories of &ldquo;the horror of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness of its aftermath.&rdquo;</p><p>Big Read Coordinator, Jewel Ratzlaff; Dr. Werner Steger, Professor and guest lecturer for The Big Read; and Stephanie Laffin &ndash; representing the Poughkeepse City School District she is a Literacy Coach and English Dept. Head join us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75749 at http://wamc.org The Big Read - Poughkeepsie "Bubby's Kitchen" in at Proctors presented by Union College Hillel http://wamc.org/post/bubbys-kitchen-proctors-presented-union-college-hillel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As part of a Holocaust Remembrance Grant awarded to <a href="http://www.union.hillel.org/home.aspx">Union College Hillel</a> to examine the Jewish resistance during the war, they are sponsoring Shira Ginsburg’s one-woman show, <a href="http://www.bubbyskitchen.com/"><em>Bubby’s Kitchen</em></a>, on Sunday April 28 at 1 p.m. in the GE Theatre at <a href="http://www.proctors.org">Proctors</a>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63009 at http://wamc.org "Bubby's Kitchen" in at Proctors presented by Union College Hillel The Minister's War screening at Smith College http://wamc.org/post/ministers-war-screening-smith-college <p>The documentary, <a href="http://www.theministerswar.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); "><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; ">The Minister's War</em></a>, tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who left Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted by the Nazis in Eastern Europe during World War II. Who were these American heroes? Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51030 at http://wamc.org The Minister's War screening at Smith College Rare child survivor Hess recalls Holocaust http://wamc.org/post/rare-child-survivor-hess-recalls-holocaust <p>More than one million children are estimated to have been killed in the Holocaust, with only a tiny number surviving the pogroms and death camps that decimated Europe&#39;s Jewish population during Hitler&#39;s expansion.<br /><br />One survivor, along with his twin sister, somehow beat the odds. Steven Hess tells his story publicly tonight in Albany. He spoke with WAMC&#39;s Alan Chartock.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:25:58 +0000 Ian Pickus 35510 at http://wamc.org Rare child survivor Hess recalls Holocaust