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This Month in Holocaust History - June

This Month in Holocaust History - June | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
June 1941
A group photo of the Rodkin Family from Orsha, Belorussia, fleeing the Nazi advance
The photograph documents the flight of the Rodkin family of Orsha, Belorussia, eastwards in June 1941, before the arrival of the Germans to their town. It was taken by Jakov Rodkin, who perished in Bogatov, Russia, on January 30, 1943. The child standing in the railroad car is Josef Rodkin, Jakov’s brother. The girl standing on the right is Jakov and Josef’s sister, Liza.

Before the war, their hometown of Orsha had a Jewish population of 7,992 in 1939. The Germans captured the city during Operation Barbarossa on July 16, 1941. A Judenrat was appointed and two ghettos were established in the town, and on November 26, 1941, over 5,000 Jews were murdered at the Jewish cemetery.

To view a Page of Testimony completed by Josef in memory of his brother Jakov, click here.

Yad Vashem Photo Archives 7987
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Karl Schwesig: Hitler. archives of the Ghetto Fighter House

Karl Schwesig: Hitler. archives of the Ghetto Fighter House | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Karl Schwesig was born in 1898 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He studied at the Duesseldorf Art Academy [Malerschule], and belonged to the “Junge Rheinland” group of young artists and was among those who met regularly at the “Junge Kunst - Frau Ey” [young art] gallery of curator Johanna “Mutter” Ey. Schwesig was a close associate of Gert Wollheim, a dominant figure among the left - leaning artists. Upon the Nazis' rise to power, Schwesig was interned in a Duesseldorf prison for 17 months. Following his release in 1935, he fled to Belgium where he received political asylum. He supported himself by appearing in a political cabaret frequented by German emigres who condemned the government in their country, and also by selling his artworks -- but primarily through the assistance of friends. During this period he drew caricatures and political cartoons depicting the leaders of National Socialism, and posters calling for aid to the fighters of the Spanish Civil War.

Upon the German invasion of Belgium in May 1940, Schwesig was transferred to the Saint - Cyprien camp in the South of France, the first of a series of four camps in which he was interned for most of the wartime period. In October 1940, after a flood that destroyed the camp’s buildings, he was transferred to the Gurs camp. In February 1941, Schlwesig was transferred to the Noe camp, and on March 6, 1943, was transferred to the Nexon camp. On June 1, 1943, Schwesig was transferred to the Fort Romainville prison in Paris, until July 15, 1943, when he was transferred to a prison in Duesseldorf. He remained captive there until the city was taken by Allied forces in 1945.

After his release from prison, Schwesig resided in Duesseldorf and continued to produce artworks critical of the government, along with works based on drawings he made during the period of his incarceration. Among these is the series, “Les inutiles” [French: the useless; also: the unneeded], depicting crippled veterans of the Spanish Civil War who were interned in the Noe camp.

In 1946, Schwesig married Hannelore Mueller; the couple had two daughters. Karl Schwesig died in Duesseldorf on June 19, 1955, his 57th birthday.

After the artist’s death, his widow donated a sizeable collection of his works from the wartime period to the Art Collection of the Ghetto Fighters’ House museum.

Schwesig, who suffered from a disease that stunted his growth (he stood approx. 1.5 m tall), managed to survive the harsh conditions of numerous prisons and internment camps. It was one of his aspirations to document the horrors of the various regimes. In each of the camps in which Schwesig was interned, he engaged in making drawings, some of them caricatural and critical in nature, which served as a commemoration of camp life and the people there. Besides these drawings, he also painted delicate and sensitive watercolor landscapes.
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Jacques Gotko: Front - Stalag 122, Compiegne - general view Artwork made in 1942

Jacques Gotko: Front - Stalag 122, Compiegne - general view Artwork made in 1942 | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
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Jacques Gotko (ne Jakow Gotkowski) was born in 1900 in Odessa. Fearing pogroms there, his family immigrated to Paris in 1905. His father, a factory worker, died eight years later leaving a widow and two young children. Despite his family's straitened financial circumstances, Gotko was sent to study architecture and set design at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. On completing his studies he worked as a set designer for the cinema. His paintings were well received and exhibited at prestigious galleries.
In July 1941 Gotko was arrested as a Russian national, released a few days later, then re - arrested, this time as a Jew, and sent to the Compiegne camp. All the artworks in his studio in Charente were declared "degenerate" and destroyed by the Nazis. In Compiegne, and also in Drancy, the camp to which he was later transferred, he continued his artistic activities, producing woodcuts, drawings and watercolors, though primarily known as a portrait painter. Some time after his arrival at Drancy his mother and sister were interned in the camp, and he witnessed their deportation to Auschwitz in November 1942. Gotko never got over this tragic event. On July 31, 1943 he too was sent to Auschwitz and he died of typhus shortly afterwards. Some of the paintings he had done in the camp came into the possession of fellow artist internees, including Isis - Israel Kischka, and the scientist and historian Georges Wellers, who donated them to the art collection of the Ghetto Fighters' House. Others are part of the collection of the Musee d'Histoire Contemporaine in Paris
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JUSP Jasenovac - JEWS IN JASENOVAC CONCENTRATION CAMP

The politics of the Ustasha government, based on those of Nazi Germany, resulted in the introduction of racial laws. They were primarily targeted against Jews in the territory of the Independent State of Croatia, by legalising persecution and mass murder.

The first groups of Jews arrived at Krapje camp on 23 August 1941. They were prisoners who had survived the Ustasha camps on Pag and in Gospić. Over the next few months, transports of Jews from almost all over the Independent State of Croatia (Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zagreb and elsewhere) began arriving in Jasenovac. Until 1941, they were the largest group of prisoners in the camps.

The largest groups of Jewish women and children (between 2,400 and 3,200) were transported to Camp III (Brickworks) in Jasenovac after the liquidation of the Đakovo camp early in the summer of 1942.

Jewish communities tried to provide material (food, clothes, etc.) and other help (pleas for release etc.) for their members who were captives of the Ustasha camps, with only temporary, partial success.
The winter of 1941/1942 marked the beginning of the establishment of the first work details in Jasenovac Camp III (Brickworks). Many Jews were included in these details, since many of them had skills they had practised before being captured (doctors, craftsmen, artists, etc). Jews were also active in the internal running of the camp and in the warehouses, kitchen, hospital, etc. Of the 22 inmate overseers during the existence of the camp, 6 were Jews.

In Camp IV (Tannery) (founded in January 1942 in Jasenovac village) the highest proportion of inmates was Jewish; many were expert leatherworkers. According to differing estimates, between 11,000 and 18,000 Jews perished in the Jasenovac Camps. Most of them (almost 90%) were killed in mass liquidations during 1941 and 1942.

A few of the inmates were set free or pardoned. Some survivors saved themselves by escaping (a total of 95) or through prisoner exchanges (several dozen).
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plundered art: MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) Notes—R 6 P « Femme au turban, » by Marie Laurencin

plundered art: MNR (Musées Nationaux Récupération) Notes—R 6 P « Femme au turban, » by Marie Laurencin | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Research always begets more research. It’s a bottomless, endless process. One has to be very strong to say: “Stop!”

Case in point: R 6 P of the MNR series at the French Ministry of Culture, the series that contains those works and objets d’art in the custody of the French government until someone comes by and claims them. Meanwhile, they have been incorporated into France’s State-run collections. Not a bad deal.

R 6 P is actually a painting by Marie Laurencin, which she completed in 1941. It’s called “Femme au turban”. Other documents indicate that it is “Jeune fille au turban” or a “Tête de jeune fille.” The young woman does indeed wear a turban and also a string of rather large pearls.

The painting is currently on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Marking 70 Years Since Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany

Marking 70 years since the German Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa), the Center for Research on the History of Soviet Jews during the Holocaust at Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research will hold a daylong symposium exploring the invasion as an ideological war. The Symposium will take place at the Yad Vashem Auditorium on Monday, June 20, 2011, in Hebrew and Russian. It is open to the public. The Symposium is taking place with the support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the European Jewish Fund, and the Gutwirth Family Fund.

The International Institute for Holocaust Research will hold an additional two symposia, exploring different aspects of “Operation Barbarossa.” In the fall of 2011, the Institute will examine how the beginning of the mass murder of Jews accompanied difficulties the German army experienced during their advance eastwards, with a particular focus on Lithuania and Serbia. In spring 2012, a symposium will address the Wannsee conference, and the expansion of the mass murder westwards.

At next week’s event, historians will discuss political, economic and ideological aspects of the war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and its critical and destructive impact on the Jews living in those areas, the Wehrmacht’s role in the murder of Jews in the first months of the Eastern front war, and the Jews’ mistaken beliefs in the great military power of the Red Army and that antisemitism among Soviet citizens was a matter of the past. Among the lecturers will be Dr. Yitzhak Arad, a former partisan, chairman of Yad Vashem (emeritus) and world-renowned researcher on the Holocaust on the eastern front. Dr. Yevgeniy Rozenblat, a researcher from Belarus will speak about the relationships between Poles, Belarusians, and Jews in the first months of the war. Prof. Mordechai Altshuler of the Hebrew University will address the shattering of myths amid Soviet Jewry. New material from Yad Vashem’s The Untold Stories: The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the USSR Research Project will also be presented. The full program is attached, in Hebrew and Russian.

Also marking 70 years since the invasion of the Soviet Union, the International Institute's Center for Research on the History of Soviet Jews during the Holocaust, supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the European Jewish Fund, has uploaded the first stage of its bibliographic database (db.yadvashem.org/bibliography/listResult.do). The Database contains over 3,300 titles, including 700 articles, on Jewish history in the areas of the Former Soviet Union, and will be updated regularly.
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L'abbé Alexandre Glasberg et le secours aux réfugiés

L'abbé Alexandre Glasberg et le secours aux réfugiés | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Alexandre Glasberg, Français d'origine slave, catholique d'origine juive, prêtre aux idées sociales de gauche , 1902-1981...
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Une enfance française

Une enfance française | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Récit biographique des années d'exil de la famille Hartl-Grünhut par Annie Hartl qui livre ici un récit passionnant et émouvant des années de refuge et d'exil en France.
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Pierre Nora: Jewish Historian Defining What Is Quintessentially French – Forward.com

Pierre Nora: Jewish Historian Defining What Is Quintessentially French – Forward.com | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Building a Collective Consciousness on a National Scale.
French-Jewish historian and publisher Pierre Nora is renowned for editing the monumental series of volumes “Lieux de Mémoire” for the French publisher Gallimard. Literally, the title means, “Places of Memory,” and the series is the ultimate repository of modern Gallic concepts of national identity. Its brilliant scholarship was recognized by Columbia University Press, which, from 1996 to 1998, released a plushly appointed three-volume translation by Arthur Goldhammer as “Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past.” The University of Chicago Press’s similarly monumental four-volume, “Rethinking France,” series made the rest of the original French publication available in English.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/138461/#ixzz1PiHJ4Aht
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Exposition virtuelle de l'Alliance Israélite Universelle

Exposition virtuelle de l'Alliance Israélite Universelle | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
150 ans de combat pour l'éducation
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Beyond the wall

Beyond the wall | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Une exposition de J.A. Kornweitz.
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La Maison d'Izieu à nouveau dans la tourmente

La Maison d'Izieu à nouveau dans la tourmente | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Vous connaissez la Maison d'Izieu?
Si je vous dis Mémorial des enfants juifs exterminés ça vous met sur une piste.
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Twitter @smithsonian

Twitter @smithsonian | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
the_archive Harriet Deacon
@smithsonian is photocopying worse for preservation of paper docs than photographing them using a flash? #AskArchivists
9 Juin
en réponse à @the_archive ↑

@smithsonian
Smithsonian
.@the_archive: Yes. Digital photo or scan for unlimited re-purposing and only 1 traumatic experience for the paper.
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Liste des internés du camp de Saint Cyprien dans les Pyrénées-Orientales

Liste des internés du camp de Saint Cyprien dans les Pyrénées-Orientales | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Listes des internés du Camp de St Cyprien...

Source : Archives départementales des Pyrénées Orientales

Les listes ont été établies le 4 et le 7 octobre 1940 par le Lieutenant Colonel Leclerc commandant du camp de Saint Cyprien et sont adressées au Préfet des Pyrénées Orientales à Perpignan.

La plupart des internés restant à St Cyprien à ces dates sont arrivés au courant des mois de mai et juin 1940. La très grande majorité des hommes internés ont été arrêtés par les autorités belges à partir du 10 mai 1940 rassemblés puis déportés via des camps de transit vers St Cyprien.
Leurs possessions ont été confisquées et certains inventaires permettent d’évaluer les spoliations.
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De Montluc à Mauthausen

De Montluc à Mauthausen | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Récit d'internement et de déportation de Max Marcel Wyler du 20 juillet 1945
Résistant juif arrêté à Lyon en juillet 1943. Interné à Montluc puis Compiègne, il est déporté à Mauthausen le 22 mars 1944
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Vienna’s Leopold Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Romako Paintings

Vienna’s Leopold Museum Settles With Heir on Nazi-Looted Romako Paintings | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Vienna’s Leopold Museum said it paid an undisclosed amount to keep two paintings by Anton Romako in a settlement with the heir of a Jewish construction entrepreneur whose art collection was seized by the Gestapo before 1941.
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Cedomir Milan Sorak

Cedomir Milan Sorak | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Sarajevo, Yougoslavie
20 juillet 1920
Cedomir était l'aîné des cinq enfants d'une famille serbe orthodoxe. Les Sorak vivaient dans la ville pluriethnique de Sarajevo, la capitale de la Bosnie. Le père de Cedomir, Milan, était ingénieur aux chemins de fer yougoslaves et sa mère, Andjelija, née en Hongrie, était mère au foyer.
1933-39: La famille Sorak partit s'installer à Zagreb après que le père de Cedomir fut promu au poste de directeur adjoint du système ferroviaire de Croatie. Cedomir obtint son certificat d'études secondaires en 1938 et s'inscrivit à l'école vétérinaire de l'Université de Zagreb. Cedomir aimait cette grande ville et avait une petite amie croate.
1940-41: Le 6 avril 1941, lorsque les Allemands envahirent la Yougoslavie, Cedomir se porta volontaire dans l'armée yougoslave. Quatre jours plus tard, les Allemands entrèrent dans Zagreb. Les fascistes croates accédèrent au pouvoir et lancèrent une campagne contre les Serbes, les Juifs et les Tsiganes. Le 27 avril, alors que Cedomir revenait de chez sa petite amie, il fut pris dans une rafle de la police croate et incarcéré dans la prison de la rue Petrinjska. Il fut envoyé successivement à Koprivnica, à Gospic et à Jadovno, des camps de concentration dans le Sud dirigés par des Croates.
A Jadovno, Cedomir fit partie d'un groupe de nombreux prisonniers enchaînés les uns aux autres. Ils furent emmenés au bord d'une fosse profonde hors du camp, frappés à coups de masse puis poussés dans la fosse.
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First International Conference on Jadovno 1941 - Jadovno 1941.

First International Conference on Jadovno 1941 - Jadovno 1941. | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
First International Conference on the Complex of
Ustasha Camps Jadovno – Gospić 1941
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, I announce the First International Conference on the Complex of Ustasha Camps Jadovno – Gospić 1941.
The Conference is going to be held in Banja Luka, 24 – 25 June, 2011 at the Banski Dvor Conference Hall.
Scientific Board of Conference


Prof. Momčilo Pavlović, Ph.D.
Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade

Prof. Nikola B. Popović, Ph.D.
Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka

Milan Koljanin, Ph.D.
Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade

Very Rev. Jovan Ćulibrk, M.A.
Jasenovac Committee
of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Goran Latinović, M.A.
University of Banja Luka


Participants from Israel, Russia, Italy, USA, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Republika Srpska are going to give presentations at the Conference.



Friday, 24 June, 2011. Banski Dvor Conference Hall:

09:00 – welcome address speeches, opening of the Conference
09:30 – Introductory presentation:

Đuro Zatezalo
JADOVNO - A COMPLEX OF CROATIAN USTASHA CAMPS – EXECUTION SITES IN 1941.

10:00 - Break, interviews, statements, media
10:30 - Session 1 - MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH - Chair Jovan Ćulibrk
Aleksandar Nećak: MEMORY IS NOT ENOUGH
Ivan Čerešnješ: MEMORY AS IDEOLOGY IN CHANGING SOCIETIES -"Never again" as a paradigm for Holocaust Memory -
Ljiljana Radonić: WAR OF MEMORIES IN POST-YUGOSLAV AREA
Efraim Zuroff: IMPORTANCE OF THE POST-HOLOCAUST JUSTICE IN THE EAST EUROPE AFTER THE FALL OF COMMUNISM
12:30 - Break
13:00 – Session 2 - SOURCES, DOCUMENTS AND TESTIMONIES - Chair Momčilo Pavlović
Jovan Ćulibrk: MEMOIRS, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES OF MEMBERS OF ALLIED MISSIONS IN OCCUPIED YUGOSLAVIA AS SOURCES OF RESEARCH OF 1941 AND JADOVNO
Mila Mihajlović: ITALIAN SOURCES - DOCUMENTS ON MASSACRE OF SERBS IN DALMATIA, LIKA AND KNINSKAKRAJINA (1941 – 1943)
Dragan Šućur: SUFFERING OF CLERGY OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE SYSTEM OF USTASHA CAMPS JADOVNO-GOSPIĆ IN 1941
14:30 - Lunch
16:30 - Session 3 - SECOND WORLD WAR CONTEXT - Chair Nikola Popović
Kiril Feferman: NAZI “DIVIDE ET IMPERA”: COMPARING SOVIET AND YUGOSLAV CASES IN 1941
Filippo Petrucci: ITALIAN OCCUPATION IN TUNISIA AND YUGOSLAVIA: DIFFERENCES AND SIMILITUDE IN THE RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS
Raphael Israeli: ISLAM IN THE BALKANS UNDER THE GERMAN OCCUPATION
18:00 – Break
18:30 – Session 4 - JADOVNO IN THE POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY OF THE NDH – Chair Ivan Čerešnješ
Milan Koljanin: CAMP GOSPIĆ IN CROATIAN NATIONAL AND RACIAL POLICY IN 1941
Mladenka Ivanković: JADOVNO - “ARYANISATION OF CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT” OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF CROATIA - Jewish intellectuals and student youth as one of first victims of mass executions -
19:30 – End of Day 1 of the Conference
20:15 – Official Dinner

Saturday, 25 June, 2011. Banski Dvor Conference Hall:

09:00 – Session 5 - KALEIDOSCOPE OF INSIGHTS - Chair Filippo Petrucci
Nikola Žutić: "BLOODY SUMMER IN LIKA OF 1941" - ROMAN CATHOLIC INSTIGATORS AND PERPETRATORS OF GENOCIDE
Melita Švob: JEWS DIED IN JADOVNO
Dani Novak: A SURVIVING CHILD CAMP INMATE - PERSONAL MEMORY AND TRANSFERRED EXPERIENCE
Vladimir Umeljić: SOCIAL - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE PHENOMENON OF GENOCIDE (DEFINITIONISM - THEORY)
Jovan Mirković: VICTIMS OF 1941 - 1945 WAR BORN IN THE AREA OF BOSANSKA KRAJINA ACCORDING TO THE REVISION OF THE 1964 CENSUS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE SUFFERING OF ELDERLY AND THE SUFFERING IN CAMP JADOVNO
11:00 – Closing of Conference, acknowledgement by the organisers, announcement of the evening promotion of books and the marking “Jadovno 1941 Remembrance Day” on the next day
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Mémorial de la SHOAH - 12e université d'été à Paris

Mémorial de la SHOAH - 12e université d'été à Paris | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
En partenariat avec l'APHG (Association des Professeurs d'Histoire et de Géographie), le Mémorial de la Shoah organise dans ses locaux, à Paris, une université d'été sur l'enseignement de l'histoire de la Shoah.


Elle s'adresse aux professeurs de collèges et lycées (toutes disciplines confondues) ainsi qu'aux documentalistes. Autour de nombreuses conférences, discussions et projections, sont abordées, avec les meilleurs spécialistes européens, les questions liées à l’histoire et à l’enseignement de la Shoah.

Des visites commentées du Mémorial, du Marais, du musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme et du site de Drancy viennent enrichir ce programme.
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Une île lointaine

Une île lointaine | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Témoignage d'Heinrich Wellish, juif viennois ayant choisi l'exil vers la Palestine en 1940, L'Atlantic a descendu le Danube puis traversé la Méditerannée avant d'arriver à Haïfa.Les autorité Britanniques ont refusé l'accès à la Palestine et déporté les passagers vers l'ïle Maurice.
Sur les 1580 réfugiés juifs internés sur l'île Maurice en décembre 1940, 128 sont morts durant leur internement, 212 ont rejoint différentes unités de combats. 1320 personnes ont été libéré de l'île Maurice et ont obtenu la permission d'émigrer en Palestine, le 26 août 1945 ils arrivaient à Haïfa.
Soixante enfants sont nés dans le camp de Beau-Bassin durant cette période.
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Muslim Woman To Lead College Holocaust Center | The Jewish Week

Muslim Woman To Lead College Holocaust Center | The Jewish Week | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Manhattan College is revamping its Holocaust Center to include the further study of other genocides, as well as interfaith activities that would include Islam alongside Judaism and Christianity — the two religions that until now have been mostly alone at the core of Holocaust interfaith issues.
Perhaps nothing accentuates the change more than the appointment of Mehnaz Afridi, 40, to be director of what will be renamed the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center.
Afridi, a Pakistan-born Muslim woman, has been teaching at Antioch University, and her writings have primarily focused on Muslim identity and the intersection of Islam and the Holocaust.
Afridi is awaiting publication of her first book, “The Shoah Through Muslim Eyes.” The book, Afridi told The Jewish Week, grew out of “my frustration with the anti-Semitism within the Muslim community, its lack of education, [its] denial of the Holocaust, or those that say it wasn’t six million but two million. Negating someone’s history or someone’s truth is actually quite a huge sin.”


She added that “the uniqueness of the Holocaust is very clear in my book.”
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Petit lexique judéo-alsacien - kitchenbazar

Petit lexique judéo-alsacien - kitchenbazar | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Aaaner y. (d.) l’un ; var. ahner ; fém. aane, l’une.abe y. (d.) particule séparable, vers le bas.achile y. (h.) nourriture ; achle y (h.) manger.al memor y. (arabe ?
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Welcome to Judaica Europeana and the Jewish contribution to Europe's cultural heritage

Welcome to Judaica Europeana and the Jewish contribution to Europe's cultural heritage | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
It will digitise 10,500 photos, 1,500 postcards and 7,150 recordings as well as several million pages from books, newspapers, archives and press clippings. The digitised content will be available at Europeana.eu.

Judaica Europeana is one of a series of initiatives supported by the European Commission’s eContentplus programme that harvest and aggregate content for EUROPEANA, Europe's museums, libraries and archives online. A prototype which features 20 million items online can be searched from this website using the 'Search Europeana Collections' link on the menu.

Judaica Europeana is co-funded by the European Commission under the eContentplus programme, as part of the i2010 policy.
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"Aufwiedersehen" - Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif

"Aufwiedersehen" - Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
La Fondation Auschwitz présente :
Avec le soutien du Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif
« Aufwiedersehen » de Linda G.
Film documentaire de 77 mn
Sous-titrage bilingue français et néerlandais

« Comment faire revenir à Vienne une mère et une tante qui s’en sont enfuies en 1938 ? Comment enquêter sur ce qui s’est passé alors ? Comment parler à ceux et avec ceux qui en conservent les archives ? Comment dire tout cela à un adolescent de New York marqué par le 11 septembre ? Ce film-documentaire inédit en Belgique s’interroge sur la complexité de la situation, entre hésitation et compromission, provoquée par la persécution des Juifs et le déclenchement de la Shoah. Il revisite le passé à partir de la mémoire. »
Débat en français et en néerlandais en présence des réalisateurs Linda G. Mills et Peter Goodrich avec Philippe Mesnard (Fondation Auschwitz), Joël Kotek (Historien spécialiste de la Shoah) et Frédéric Crahay (Fondation Auschwitz)
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Centropa | Jewish witness to a european century

Centropa | Jewish witness to a european century | Archives  de la Shoah | Scoop.it
Centropa is a Vienna and Budapest-based non-profit NGO that uses advanced technologies to preserve Jewish memory in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and the Baltics, and then uses those same technologies to disseminate our findings in creative and innovative ways.
Many of our Viennese interviewees were born elsewhere, and they have brought with them a colorful collection of pictures of growing up in Czernowitz, Lemberg, Budapest and in Romanian cities. A few of our interviewees hail from rural Austria, providing us with a unique view of small town Jewish life.

Nearly every one of our Viennese interviewees survived the war by fleeing to the USSR, the UK, the US or Palestine. All returned-for a variety of reasons-in the years after.

Regrettably, we have not yet secured grants to translate many of these interviews into English (we are still looking) but as you will see, they are all available in German
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