December 17: The World Acknowledges the Slaughter

British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the House of Commons on this date in 1942 that Nazi Germany was carrying out “Hitler’s oft repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe.” He described how hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were being transported from all German-occupied territory “in conditions of appalling horror […]

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Jewish Journeys: The “Customer Man” — A Love Story

by Violet Snow “When things were bad, my dad would say, ‘A klog tzu Columbusen‘ — ‘A curse on Columbus,’ remembers my father-in-law, Jack Gorelick, whose parents arrived in the U.S. from White Russia in the early 1900s. “When things were good, he’d say ‘Die goldene medina‘—’The golden country.’” Jack’s father, Avram Gorelick, grew up […]

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