Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

International Holocaust Remembrance Day passes mostly unnoticed in the United States. But would Americans maybe take a greater interest if they knew Hitler had been devising a “Final Solution” for North America, too? At least that’s what a book recently acquired by the Library and Archives of Canada suggests. Taken from Hitler’s own bookshelf, “Statistik, […]

I had the unbelievable good fortune today to attend the fifth annual Sea Change conference at the University of Minnesota. I’ll write (much!) more about this inspiring event when I get permission to share some PowerPoint slides and republish a few photos. In the meantime, the story I can share pertains to one of the […]

Today is the anniversary of the “Vel’ D’Hiv” roundup. On June 16 1942, more than 12,000 Parisian Jews were arrested, herded into buses, and taken away. About 7,000 of these innocent people ended up at the Vélodrome D’Hiver, where they spent five days without sanitation, and with almost no food or water. Then, they were […]