Holocaust in the News

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A potential convert finds himself “never able to connect emotionally with the Nazi genocide as so many of my fellow Jews do.” (Jewcy)

In London’s West End, a Holocaust musical “depicting the tragic story of the Warshowsky Family theater group who defy the oppressors and the ghetto’s meagre resources to put on a musical on the siege of Masada and warn their audience of the fate awaiting them in Treblinka.” (Haaretz)

Two Turkish diplomats who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust have been honored with Turkish commemorative stamps. (Forward)

Yad Vashem honors a righteous gentile who was betrayed by his own brother. (Jerusalem Post)

Several types of “books” were “clandestinely constructed in the show camp that the Nazis set up to fool the world”, Theresienstadt. (Jewish Exponent)

Deborah E. Lipstadt, who early on tagged Herman Rosenblat’s Holocaust memoir “Angel at the Fence” as fiction, points to the harm that comes from accepting these stories as authentic without careful vetting. (Forward)

Jonathan Krumecadyk’s holocaust novel “Sick’s Millionâ€?, whose story advances along two parallel tracks, “vacillates between the unsettling and downright disturbing on the one hand, to the imaginative and thought-provoking on the other, leaving the reader–any reader–puzzled and appalled at times, but also fascinated and pleasingly curious about what’s to come.” (YNet)

Posted on January 6, 2009

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