Category Archives: Jewish survival

11/11 – A DIFFERENT KIND OF VETERAN


Here is an interview that a now-defunct local Tacoma, Washington paper did with my father about his experiences during the Holocaust. Parenthetically, I am currently in the process of compiling Dad’s various notes and transcribing the tapes he had recorded … Continue reading

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LET’S PRETEND THE HOLOCAUST IS A HOAX! (A.K.A MALEVOLENT CHILDREN TEACHING CHILDREN)


The Rialto Unified School District of California has given 8th grade students an assignment to “consider whether the systematic killing by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews and millions of others — was not an ‘actual event’ but instead … Continue reading

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CONTEMPLATING THE END OF THE LINE


Auschwitz, August 2011. This is where my father, his parents, sisters, sisters-in-law and a couple of babes-in-arms would have debarked in late May 1944, when the Mukachevo (Munkacs) ghetto was emptied. Everyone except Dad went into gas right away.  A … Continue reading

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OBSESSION, AGAIN


I recently blogged about a social scientist’s claim that “obsession” with the scientific basis of climate science actually interferes with “climate science discourse.”  The essence of her thesis is that the “skeptics” in the blogosphere should shut up and let … Continue reading

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CEMETERY IN TEREZÍN


Terezín (Theresienstadt) is a fortress and fortress town north-northwest of Prague.  During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia (March 15, 1939 – May 08, 1945), the fortress was used by the Nazis as a police prison and the walled town as … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S SUPREME SACRIFICE


On Friday, the 13th of this July, thus spake Obama in Roanoke, Virginia: “And when I think about that first campaign, what strikes me is no matter where I went, no matter who I was talking to, I could see … Continue reading

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RARE FRAGMENTS FROM HITLER’S PAST


When Adolf Hitler rose to power, he began a systematic liquidation of documents that shed any light on his earlier life, the better to compose his own legend.  This is why Hitler-related documents from the pre-Nazi era are so rare … Continue reading

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YOM HASHOAH


If the lessons of the Holocaust were now permanently etched into the collective memory of humankind, observing Yom Hashoah would not be necessary. Sadly, it is… As my modest contribution to today’s observance, here is an excerpt from Tommy Mandl’s … Continue reading

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MIAMI BEACH HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL


Pictures taken in 2004.

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GÜNTER GRASS HAS ISRAEL’S BACK


Günter Grass, the German Nobel Prize winner for literature, just published What Must Be Said, a prose poem that accuses Israel of being a threat to world peace (original here).  The problem, according to Grass, is that (a) Israel has … Continue reading

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