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Student Speaks with Norbert Strauss at Kristallnacht Event

Norbert Strauss Recalls the Terror of Kristallnacht

Norbert Strauss Recalls the Terror of Kristallnacht

Student Holocaust Education Movement Honors the 80th Anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass On Monday, Nov. 5, an attentive and respectful audience of students and staff from the Wilf and Beren campuses gathered in the Rubin Shul to listen to a talk by Norbert Strauss titled “My Life Under the Nazis: 1933-1941” as part

A Story of Survival and Hope

Holocaust Survivor Marion Lazan Shares Personal Journey at Kristallnacht Memorial Event On November 8, Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan was the featured speaker at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration organized by Yeshiva University’s Student Holocaust Education Movement (SHEM). The theme of this year’s event was “My Holocaust Story: A Message of Perseverance, Determination, Faith

Simon Goldberg

The Call of Memory

Simon Goldberg, President of the Student Holocaust Education Movement at YU, on Maintaining Humanity in Inhumane Times On a spring day five years ago, I stood inside the Permanent Exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and prayed. I sought fervently to believe that what appeared so heartbreakingly before me was an illusion. That