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  1. Holocaust Survivor Band returns home to Poland

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 12:12 AM

    They survived the Holocaust, and held on to their love of life despite their childhood ordeal -- and in their twilight years, now living in the United States, they started a band. This week, the two grandfathers returned to their homeland Poland to pay their respects to the victims of the Nazi German genocide, and to perform at the site of Warsaw's wartime Jewish ghetto. Peering at the crowd ...

  2. Readers call for a fuller remembrance.

  3. With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 06:45 AM

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish.

  4. Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes — the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish.

    Pope Francis to Visit Auschwitz - The Wall Street Journal

  5. The Vatican has refused to open all of its World War II archives. Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz on Friday is the perfect moment to change policy.

  6. Real estate tycoon Jona Goldrich, a Holocaust survivor who came to Southern California with $50 in his pocket and went on to help transform downtown Los Angeles and Marina del Rey, has died. He was 88. Goldrich passed away Sunday of natural causes, his family said. He leaves behind a real estate...

  7. Rescued violins bring back Holocaust 'escape' tales

    AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 25 08:55 PM

    Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument's wood glistening under the packed auditorium's spotlights, Guy Braunstein's hand trembled from the weight of history. "I have done thousands of concerts, but I have never been as emotional and trembled the way I did when I took that violin from Auschwitz in my hand," Braunstein said backstage after the event. The soloist along with a group of...

  8. Holocaust teachers attend NYC seminar

    Sun-SentinelJul 25 09:34 AM

    Three Palm Beach County teachers recently attended a special five-day Lerner Fellowship Summer Institute Holocaust education seminar put on by the Jewish Foundation of the Righteous in New York City. The seminar took place from June 26-30 at Columbia University for 28 select middle school and high...

  9. Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies: Yad Vashem

    AFP Relax News via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 02:17 PM

    Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor, renowned writer and Nobel peace laureate who worked to keep alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II, has died, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust centre said Saturday. A spokesman for the centre confirmed Wiesel's death to AFP, but had no further details. Wiesel was 87 and had been living in the United States.

  10. Holocaust survivors Reuwen ‘Ruby’ Sosnowicz, left, and Saul Dreier, members of the Holocaust Survivor Band, wait to go on stage for a performance in the former Warsaw Ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes, with a 91-year-old on drums and an 88-year-old on ...

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