Whose story is being told?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By: Mark Mulder, Exhibitions Curator – Recently, I have been paying attention to a growing national fascination with true crime documentaries, shows, and podcasts. It has become so popular that Saturday Night Live has taken on our nation’s fascination with true crime. The part of this trend that caught my attention is that many of… Continue Reading Whose story is being told?

A Cry for Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

By: HMC Editorial Staff –  Dr. David Weinberg, many years a member of the Holocaust Memorial Center, was first introduced to Berry Nahmia at a synagogue in Athens, Greece, at a holiday reception. She showed him the numbers on her arm. He slowly caressed them with his hand and then embraced her. They immediately became… Continue Reading A Cry for Tomorrow

Berlin’s Jewish Hospital

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

By Dr. Stuart Falk, Volunteer Docent The survival of 800 adults and children in WWII Germany at Berlin’s Jewish Hospital is the subject Daniel Silver’s book Refuge in Hell: How Berlin’s Jewish Hospital Outlasted the Nazis. The survival of the Jewish patients occurred while Adolf Eichmann and his staff kept it under scrutiny. There are… Continue Reading Berlin’s Jewish Hospital

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

By: Michael Leibson, Volunteer Docent –  January 27, 2021 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date was chosen because it was the date in 1945 that Auschwitz was liberated. However, the Germans stopped gassing operations in November 1944 and thousands of prisoners had been evacuated before the Russians arrived. By January 27 all that remained… Continue Reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day

My Story – Bernard Klisman

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

By: Lori Ellis – Bernard (Benek) Klisman was born on December 12, 1923 to Raizel and Moshe Klisman in the city of Sosnowiec, Poland. He was 1 of 8 children, and 1 of the 3 members of his family that would miraculously survive the Holocaust. Most of his Holocaust history was held privately by him… Continue Reading My Story – Bernard Klisman