Holocaust Scholar Addresses YUHS Students

On November 15, Dr. Michael Berenbaum addressed students at both Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) in connection with Names, Not Numbers, an oral history project and curriculum in which students research, interview and film Holocaust survivors. Berenbaum is the author and editor of 18 books and co-produced One Survivor Remembers: The  Gerda  Weissmann  Klein Story, a […]

The Lessons of Kristallnacht

Nov. 15 Event to Commemorate the Night of Broken Glass November 9 marks the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, commonly referred to as the Night of Broken Glass. On this day, terror swept through German streets and cities—killing tens of Jews, desecrating hundreds of synagogues, and sending tens of thousands to concentration camps in Sachsenhausen and […]

Hero, Villain or Victim

“Killing Kasztner” Program Sparks Passionate Debate, Raises Questions In the darkened auditorium, a quote from Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo flashed across the screen: “Unhappy is the land that has no heroes.” “No,” read the next line. “Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” More than 200 students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate colleges, its […]

New Azrieli Journal Offers Educators Creative and Scholarly Guidance on Teaching the Holocaust

Aug 27, 2009 — Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration has launched a new journal, PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, with funding from the Rothman Foundation. Prism offers educators a practical, scholarly resource on teaching the Holocaust at the high school, college and graduate school levels. The first issue of this […]

“And I Still See Their Faces” Captures the Breadth of Jewish Life in Poland Before Holocaust

In a dog-eared black-and-white photo, three glamorous young Jewish women stride confidently down Gleboka Street in the Polish town of Cieszyn, sometime during the 1930s. They are wearing the fashions of the day: two-piece suits, fur stoles, and dainty gloves. We know only the name of the woman on the right, Hilda Glanz, who demurely clutches her purse while her friends smile at the photographer.