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A Guide to Woman in Gold

12 Apr

A Guide to Woman in Gold, based on the art restitution case of Maria Altmann , the niece of Adele Bloch Bauer, who is in the Klimt painting.

Well not exactly a guide to Woman in Gold. However, Yom Hashoah is around the corner and Woman in Gold is a Holocaust related film. You may or may not know that the film highlights the (actual) restitution case of Klimt paintings owned by the Bloch-Bauer family undertaken by lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg. The “Woman […]

The Irena Sendler Project: Impacting the Community

16 Oct

the irena sendler project: Impacting the Community a guest post by laurie rappeport for character counts week. A project by students that helped spread Irena Sender's heroic work in the Warsaw ghetto and created an exhibit and project about her. Via Birkat Chaverim.

In honor of Character Counts Week, here is a guest post by Laurie Rappeport about the Irena Sendler Project that both is an example of the piller of citizenship as well as an example of the type of project bnai mitzvah could do. In the Jewish World celebrating Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs often involves […]

An Approach to Holocaust Commemoration: Voices of the Generations

7 Apr

I’m happy to welcome a guest post for Yom Hashoah from Marcia Reines Josephy, former curator and director of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum, and longtime Holocaust educator. Disclosure: also close relative. It is hard, oh so hard to teach about the Holocaust and genocide. It is hard to imagine 6 million, the number of […]

Yom Hashoah resource for children

27 Apr

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has created a (somewhat) new resource for middle and high school students called “Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now.” It requires a parent or teacher to sign up to allow students to fully participate and experience the site. The […]