Posts Tagged ‘ holocaust survivors ’

This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastics Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History

August 22, 2016
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This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastic Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History

Sixty years before Aly Raisman brought home her gold, the world had its eyes on another Jewish Olympic gymnast: a Hungarian woman with a backstory even more arresting than her floor routine. Born in Budapest in 1921, Ágnes Keleti (née Klein) began tumbling as a four-year-old at Budapest’s Jewish Club,…

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The Jewish Louis Armstrong Died in Obscurity 40 Years Ago Today

August 8, 2016
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Forty years ago today, the world lost a little swing in its step. The swing…

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These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

July 18, 2016
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These Survivors Turned a Nazi's House Into a Kibbutz After Liberation

In September of 1945, on the heels of liberation, a group of survivors came together…

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Meet The Wonderful Old Men of The Holocaust Survivor Band

June 1, 2016
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The Holocaust Survivor Band

Take two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 91, and…

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Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

February 8, 2016
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Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

The faces are emaciated, desperate, joyful, confused. But…

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Girl Holocaust Survivor Becomes Hi-Tech Hero

October 14, 2015
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In 1939, a little girl named Vera Buchthal…

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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

July 15, 2015
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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

What language did Odysseus speak when he arrived…

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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

July 3, 2015
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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

Like many juicy mysteries, Forgiving Máximo Rothman, AJ…

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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

May 27, 2015
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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

Every year, a group of Buchenwald concentration camp…

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The Chinese Righteous Among the Austrian Nation

April 16, 2015
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The Chinese Righteous Among the Austrian Nation

The Holocaust revealed not only the extraordinary evil…

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See the Only Woodcut Haggadah Made By and For Holocaust Survivors

April 8, 2015
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When Rabbi Abraham Klausner—a U.S. Army chaplain stationed…

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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

January 20, 2015
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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

Like Peter O’Toole’s portrayal of Lawrence a few…

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