Posts Tagged ‘Holocaust’

Eastern Europe

We had such a great time traveling through Eastern Europe last month. It will take me some time to sort through my notes and digest it all. Even though it’s the beginning of August, and there is still a few weeks of summer left, I’m starting to think about all I have to do to…

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Our Summer Reading

We had such a great time traveling through Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Berlin last month. (I’ll be writing about all our adventures soon!) In the meantime, I thought I’d share our pre-trip reading list. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you’ll know how much I love graphic novels. The combination of the…

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Humans of Judaism

One Nation. One Family. Many Faces. Jews from across the Globe Humans of Judaism With over 10 million followers on social media, Humans of New York has inspired Humans spinoffs everywhere from Hong Kong to Cleveland. One of my favorites is Humans of Judaism. Nikki Schreiber started Humans of Judaism in 2014. Within the first six months…

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Our Summer of Graphic Novels

I look forward to summer reading all year long. I usually have some sort of plan—first I tackle a big non-fiction book I’ve been waiting to read all year. Then I’ll read some light breezy fiction followed by some kind of meaty, intense novel. But this summer my stack of reading has been pushed aside…

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Oma and Bella and Florence and Me

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I know it’s Mother’s Day but I’m thinking about grandmothers.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about grandmothers for the past couple of weeks.  Last week I wrote about Oma and Bella — two holocaust survivors who recreated all the dishes their mothers and grandmothers made for them as children from memory. Oma’s granddaughter, Alexa Karolinski, made a film about them as they cooked and told stories about their lives. She…

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Oma and Bella

Meet Oma and Bella. Two extraordinary women.  One unforgettable film.  And a terrific cookbook too.  Oma (Regina Karolinski) and Bella Katz are best friends and roommates who live in Berlin. They are also Holocaust survivors whose entire families were wiped out by the Nazis.  After the war, they met in Berlin in a displaced persons’…

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The Lady in Number 6

“Kids all over the world grow up on superheroes. What we, their parents, must remind them is documentaries tell stories about ‘real superheroes.’ Superheroes are based on great people, real people, like Alice Herz-Sommer.”  Nicholas Reed, producer of the documentary film, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.  Got 38 minutes today?  If your family…

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