Why Blog? ‘You just might want to say hello’

The late Nora Ephron writing on HuffPost in 2006: [G]etting heard outside the world of blogs occasionally requires that you have something to say. And one of the most delicious things about the profoundly parasitical world of blogs is that you don’t have to have anything much to say. Or you just have to have […]

Yale Releases Music Drawn from Holocaust Testimonies

Yale’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. The testimonies were produced in cooperation with 36 affiliated projects across North America, South America, Europe, and Israel. The Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including […]

Yale History Professor Puts the ‘Alt-Right’ in Historical Perspective

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder writing in The New York Times: When the supporters of the alt-right chant that “Jews will not replace us,” they recapitulate the Nazi idea of a world Jewry that stifles the master race and must therefore be removed from the planet. When they shout “Blood and soil,” they repeat a Nazi slogan […]

Yale Professor Timothy Snyder on the Importance of the EU

This is an address by Professor Timothy Snyder at the official annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony held at the European Parliament on January 23, 2019. Snyder asks what the next 75 years may bring and explains that the European Union is important to preserve peace and well-being. He believes it was the fall of […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’ Now on Netflix

Schindler’s List follows the true story of Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The film opened on December 15, 1993 and won seven Oscars including Best Picture. It’s been called the “best of Spielberg’s ‘serious movies’“. You can watch it now on Netflix.

May 5, 2019: 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

On Sunday the 5th May 2019, a Service of Remembrance for the 74th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp will take place at the former camp, which is near Munich, Germany. The event is organized by the Comité International de Dachau (CID) with the support of the Bavarian Memorial Sites Foundation. The CID […]

The Future of Flickr Looks Bright

Frederick Van Johnson interviews Alastair Jolly, Global Marketing Manager of Flickr and SmugMug and Gilmar Smith, a professional photographer and Flickr member to discuss Flickr’s comeback after its acquisition by SmugMug. Jolly explains that SmugMug is serious about maintaining and improving Flickr. There aren’t many user facing changes at the moment because SmugMug is busy […]

Denver couple dedicated to photographing Holocaust survivors

The Denver Post reports that John and Amy Israel Pregulman of Denver have a passion for photographing Holocaust survivors. Over five years, they have photographed 735 survivors in 36 cities, including some living in other countries. These photos only go to the survivors. They are not displayed in a museum or on a website. They simply […]

Atlanta Civil Rights Center Names New Director

The Atlanta Constitution reports that Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights has named Jill Savitt as its new chief executive officer. Savitt is currently acting director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has 20 years of experience as a human rights advocate. Savitt graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa […]