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BOOK REVIEW: “The Ratline: Love, Lies, and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive”

Thursday, June 17, 2021

By: Alan Gershel, Volunteer Docent –  One of my colleagues in our docent training class, who was aware that I was a former prosecutor with an interest in the Nuremberg trials, gave me a copy of East West Street. In that book, Philippe Sands, a British human rights lawyer, wrote about his maternal grandfather who… Continue Reading BOOK REVIEW: “The Ratline: Love, Lies, and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive”

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