Tag: Holocaust

Would Whoopi Goldberg Have Been Punished If…?

Race in the United States is most certainly real. But just because something is constructed to be a social reality, does not mean it is true or based on facts and science.

Violence, Loss and Healing—Emily Barth Isler’s “Aftermath”

I love showing a roadmap to forgiveness in the book. In a story that shares more than enough examples of how life can be horribly unfair and sad, I want kids to see examples of how things can go well or be done helpfully. How things can go right.

Judy Batalion, a First Class Disrupter

Revolvers hidden in loaves of bread and teddy bears… Explosives hidden in their underwear… Jewish teenagers at Auschwitz who stole gunpowder and helped blow up a crematorium?! None of these stories had made it into the tales of the Holocaust that I’d heard.

Harbor From the Holocaust: The Jews of Shanghai

By Aileen Jacobson In 1941, Laura Margolis, the American Joint Distribution Committee’s first female field agent, was sent to Shanghai to help the nearly 20,000 Jews who had fled there to escape Nazi Germany’s persecution. In an audacious move, she negotiated with the Japanese officials who controlled Shanghai and was able to secure funds (partly from… Read more »