Reading Room

Reading Room

Review in-depth articles and the latest news about the HMC Library Archive’s collections, activities, and research related to the Holocaust.

 

 

 

 

Artifacts: Oh, the stories they can tell!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

By: HMC Editorial Staff – The Holocaust Memorial Center is the repository of numerous Holocaust artifacts. They often have fascinating backgrounds from which we can learn important historical and ethical lessons. Below are two spotlights on artifacts that illuminate stories that are not-so-well-known, but represent the dramatic tales of lives saved and loved-ones lost during… Continue Reading Artifacts: Oh, the stories they can tell!

Face-To-Face: Rudolf Kasztner’s controversial negotiations with Adolf Eichmann

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

By: Michael Leibson, Volunteer Docent –  The entire story of Rudolf Kasztner and his role in rescuing over 1,600 Hungarian Jews is quite complex. It also offers an extraordinary example of face-to-face negotiations between a representative of the Jewish community and the main architect of the Holocaust, a man who was in charge of implementing… Continue Reading Face-To-Face: Rudolf Kasztner’s controversial negotiations with Adolf Eichmann

Translating Tragedy: Clara Garbon-Radnoti’s Deciphering of Hungarian Holocaust Records

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By: HMC Editorial Staff –  Like many of our wonderful volunteers, Clara Garbon-Radnoti is devoted and passionate about the Holocaust Memorial Center’s mission to engage, educate and empower by remembering the Holocaust. But she had no idea that her work as a volunteer would lead to a monumental discovery for Holocaust survivors and Hungarian Jews.… Continue Reading Translating Tragedy: Clara Garbon-Radnoti’s Deciphering of Hungarian Holocaust Records

Searching For Agi

Friday, May 22, 2020

By: HMC Editorial Staff –  Vera Spitz Herz last saw her childhood friend Agnes Kohn in a Displaced Persons camp in 1947. They had been school chums in Debrecen, Hungary, when the Germans came and took them from their homes. Vera and her family had miraculously survived as slave laborers. Agnes had endured Auschwitz and… Continue Reading Searching For Agi