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Distorted Memories of the Past: Israeli Discovers Who Really Saved Him From the Nazis

Posted on April 16th, 2018
By Ofer Aderet for Haaretz


On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Levie Kanes received an email: 'Are you the baby who was taken off a train in mid-journey that departed The Hague on April 23, 1943?'


A year ago, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Levie Kanes of Kfar Haroeh, north of Tel Aviv, received a surprising email with a question that took the 75-year-old lawyer back to his infancy: “Are you baby Jantje de Ridder, who was taken off a train in mid-journey that departed The Hague on April 23, 1943?”

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Now, More than Ever, Holocaust Memory Matters

Posted on April 9th, 2018

AP Photo/Markus Schreibe

 

April 12 is Holocaust Remembrance Day

 


By DANIELLA J. GREENBAUM for Commentary

 


Memory and Judaism are inseparable.

 

Yes. That’s the answer to a question posed by the headline of Shmuel Rosner’s latest piece in the New York Times. Yes: Israeli students need to visit Auschwitz. All Jewish students should. Plenty of non-Jews, too.

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Good and Evil, Right and Wrong

Posted on April 2nd, 2018
By NATALIA DASHAN and DAVID GELERNTER for The Weekly Standard


School massacres and the conscience supply.


It’s sad that following the massacre of their classmates, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida should immediately turn to government for action instead of to their own communities. The obvious question suggested by these crimes is: What’s wrong with us? Do I know potential mass murderers who would kill if they had a weapon? How could we have failed to notice—and failed to demand action when our police and the FBI were too criminally negligent to take the necessary steps? 

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