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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

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