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Anne Frank was not alone: Holocaust diary of 14-year-old Rywka Lipszyc finds the light March 18, 2014 – Posted in: books

What seems like a divine series of events has culminated in the publication of the Holocaust diary of a 14 year old girl. Here’s what we know: -When Rywka Lipszyc began her diary, she had lived in the Lodz ghetto for more than three years and had already lost both of her parents. -her diary cover six months in the Lodz ghetto starting in 1943. -Zinaida Berezovskaya, A Soviet Red Army doctor found the diary beside…

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One Word, 6 Million Times: “And Every Single One Was Someone.” January 27, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, books

Today is the the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and UN General Assembly has designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It started innocently enough. As a math and Jewish studies teacher in a Jewish day school, Phil Chernofsky was looking for a different and meaningful way for his students to relate to the Holocaust. From that challenge comes  “And Every Single One Was Someone” The  cover depicts a Jewish prayer shawl and has…

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