Poland and the Jews

A Week in Auschwitz is a blog written by an unnamed British female PhD student whose research focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s adaptation to the digital age. She is also Administrator for the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London. The blog has been around since 2012 and is thoughtfully written. The […]

Syrian Human Rights Violations Compared to Holocaust

Josh Rogin, writing in The Washington Post, compares the human rights violations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the Holocaust: What would Assad have to do to justify a comparison to the Holocaust? Attempted ethnic cleansing on a massive scale? Check. Mass torture and murder of civilians in custody? Check. Crematoriums ? Check. Gassing children? Check. The US Holocaust Memorial […]

Holocaust Museum Director: “The unthinkable is always possible”

Sara Bloomfield, the Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was interviewed by United Nations (UN) News for Holocaust Remembrance Day. She explains the mission of the Museum and its work with UN. Bloomfield has led the museum for 18 years, working to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the […]

NYC: Auschwitz Exhibition Opens May 8th

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City will present a traveling exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. It will feature more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The exhibition, which is now is in Madrid, has drawn some 600,000 visitors and will […]

Modern Berlin : A Transforming Capital

I visited Berlin in the early 1980s. Berlin was then a divided city. I stayed in the Western zone near the Kurfurstendamm, which at the time was the heart of Berlin. I took a one day bus tour to the East. We crossed through Checkpoint Charlie. The bus was thoroughly searched by East German border […]