Today, November 11, marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. We remember the Jewish soldiers who fell during the conflict — and, in particular, we take a look at the ...
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Photo Essay: On the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, honoring the Jewish soldiers who fell (on all sides)
Today, November 11, marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. We remember the Jewish soldiers who fell during the conflict — and, in particular,
By now it’s a JHE tradition. The night of November 9-10 marks the 80th anniversary of the so-called Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, when the Nazis launched coordinated violent attacks
Job opportunity in Poland: Director General of FODŻ – Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland
The Warsaw-based Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODŻ) is seeking a new Director General to lead the organization, support its mission to protect and commemorate the
New “Have Your Say” personal essay — Kaddish in Norway: On the trail of Stolpersteine/snublestein/stumbling blocks
The scholars Ruth Mandel and Rachel Lehr are carrying out ethnographic research about site-specific artists’ responses to the Holocaust. In our new Have Your Say personal essay — Kaddish
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The scholars Ruth Mandel and Rachel Lehr are carrying out ethnographic research about site-specific artists’ responses to the Holocaust. They describe here what they are finding as they investigate the Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) project by the German artist Gunter Demnig, which installs brass plates affixed to cobblestones, bearing the names and dates of birth, deportation, and murder or survival of victims of Nazi Germany, in front of the victims’ last residence. To date there are more than 70,000 in 24 countries. They start in Norway, where they travelled 5,000 km with Demnig, observing and taking part in installation ceremonies.