Posts Tagged: Holocaust

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

Refugee Children Must Live in Our Hearts

Two toddlers. Two Eastern European children displaced by war. Displaced by the brutal actions of an evil sociopath.  Seven decades separate them, but this shared trauma will connect them in history forever. Both will bear emotional wounds that no child

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

Celebrating Female Spirit

Today on International Women’s Day along with the bravery of the Ukrainian women I would be remiss if I didn’t also honor my mother-in-law Eva Katz. When I look in the faces of the young Ukrainian women walking through the

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Holocaust  And the Jewish Race

Never forget that when Whoopi Goldberg shared her ill-informed views about the Holocaust on the talk show of the same name stating that the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews was “not about race,” she was wrong. Dead wrong. Never

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

Maus, Nazi Book Burning

The Horror of the Holocaust  Never Deny and Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.  Today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews come together as a community to say we will never forget the horrors of the Holocaust. Even as some American schools choose

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now

Nazis, Neo Nazis and Donald Trump

For This Jewish Woman, Past Has Become Present and No One Should Be Proud

Last night the President of the United State of America refused to condemn white supremacy, enabling and ennobling them. On national TV. The same America whose story of the triumph of good over evil was the lessons of WWII. Now

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

Refugees- A Moral Obligation and a Call to Action

Just like my own Jewish family, White House senior advisor Steven Miller’s family was the beneficiary of immigration policies  that his own administration is working so hard to undo. Trump may be unhinged but Steven Miller is clearly unmoored, especially

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Charlottesville Has Made the Past Present For Jews

Past has become present in the most horrifying way. When I see the Nazi flag that symbol of the Third Reich being waved proudly through the streets of Charlottesville, all I can see is a little Polish boy, homeless, hungry

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the