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The Forward: “Why Are There Crosses On Eastern Europe’s Newest Holocaust Memorials?”
ARTICLES / Belarus / Moldova

The Forward: “Why Are There Crosses On Eastern Europe’s Newest Holocaust Memorials?”

Stolnichani, Edinits, Moldova – When school principal Ivan Timoshko decided to do something to mark the spot in his village where dozens of Jews were executed by the Nazis, he did it the only way he knew how: He built a cross. Together with the children from his school in the village, he cut down … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street”
ARTICLES / Moldova

The Times of Israel: “In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street”

EDINETS, Moldova — In a small town in northern Moldova, a former synagogue is for sale on Holocaust Street. The building, where some 90 Jewish townsfolk were executed during World War II, is being offered for 65,000 euros ($75,000) by a Moldovan owner who said “he wasn’t aware of its history.” The owner did not … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “With no Jews left to protest, Christian crosses grace Holocaust memorials in Belarus”
ARTICLES / Belarus

The Times of Israel: “With no Jews left to protest, Christian crosses grace Holocaust memorials in Belarus”

PETRIKOV, Belarus — A few years ago, a monument to the local residents who perished during the Nazi occupation was built in the central park of the small town of Petrikov, next to the big Soviet statue dedicated to fallen Red Army soldiers. Inscribed in white letters on granite, the monument informs passersby that more … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Crowdsourced online database traces the global footsteps of Jewish texts”
America / ARTICLES / United States / USA

The Times of Israel: “Crowdsourced online database traces the global footsteps of Jewish texts”

Are you proud of your collection of passport stamps? They might pale in comparison to the voyages of this collection of ancient texts, many of which are hundreds of years old. Researchers at Columbia University in New York, as well as Stony Brook University, Jewish Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh, are tracing the … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Look, but don’t touch: Moscow’s Schneerson Collection goes online”
ARTICLES / Russia

The Times of Israel: “Look, but don’t touch: Moscow’s Schneerson Collection goes online”

Moscow – In 1922, a few years before he fled the Soviet Union, the sixth Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson petitioned the Russian government to return 35 crates of books they had seized years earlier. The books had been passed down to his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson, by his grandfather and had belonged collectively … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”
ARTICLES / Canada / Ukraine

The Times of Israel: “How a female Jewish journalist alerted the world to Ukraine’s silent starvation”

While driving through the Ukrainian countryside in 1932, Rhea Clyman, a Jewish-Canadian journalist, stopped in a village to ask where she could buy some milk and eggs. The villagers couldn’t understand her, but someone went off and came back with a crippled 14-year-old boy, who slowly made his way to her. “We are starving, we … Continue reading