Dani Dayan, the newly appointed chairman of Yad Vashem explains during his interview on the People of the Pod podcast that historical accuracy about the Holocaust is vital for the cause of Holocaust education and remembrance. He adds that comparing public health measures to combat the global Covid pandemic is “completely out of touch with reality.”
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is Israel’s center for Holocaust education, documentation and research. It was established in 1953.
The B&H Photography Podcast has an interesting interview with Washington Post photographer Salwan Georges. Georges explains what it’s like to photograph a presidential campaign during a pandemic. He was tested often, wore a lot of masks and had to clean a lot of hotel rooms as he traveled the country on assignment.
Georges also had to deal with fogged viewfinders as a result of his masks. He ended up using the rear screen of the camera more than the viewfinder. The pandemic had a real impact on his work.
If you want to travel in France and learn about French history, the Join Us in France podcast is a superb resource.
The podcast, which launched in 2014, was originally co-hosted by Elyse and Annie. They live in France and know it well. Annie was born in France but has lived in the United States. Although Elyse grew up in New York, she knows the language, the culture and the country’s history inside and out. Elyse, the native American, often seems more French than Annie who was born in France. Go figure. Due to time constraints, Elyse is no longer a co-host but still comes on the show as her time permits.
There are plenty of other resources to help travelers to France select hotels and restaurants. But this podcast will help you to understand France. Annie also offers self-guided audio walking tours. She’s not offering personal tours during the pandemic but I hope they will return.