May is the cruelest month, my mother still tells me, even though she was liberated May 7.  I went to a ceremony honoring the Jewish partisans at a synagogue in Oakland and watched 'Defiance' last night.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 09:29

Observations in May

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Ironically, one the same Sunday, May 1, that Osama bin Laden was killed, PBS was showing "Our Holocaust Vacation" up and down California. We got this post from a viewer in Simi Valley.

"Amidst all the joy about the death of Osama Bin Laden, at 11pm, I was flipping through the channels and came upon the beginning of 'Our Holocaust Vacation' and instead of watching anything about Osama, I spent the hour with you and your family, still blown away about the strength of your mother and the journey of your whole family on that 'vacation.' Peace, Jeffrey"

Monday, 11 August 2008 22:13

Transcendence in the Holocaust

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As much as studying the Holocaust is about horror and tragedy, it is also about the romantic belief in the goodness of man.  First of all, if anti-Jewish sentiment did prevail, we would not be here talking about the history.