By Moshe (Peter) Loth
A poll by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism in Great Britain found that 58% of the Jewish people in the UK fear they have no future in Europe. The article showed a picture of a stone wall on which was written “All Jewish Must Die.”
Continue reading “What is your definition of anti-semitism?”
The history of the Holocaust in Europe is well-documented, but the history of what happened to the Jewish people of North Africa has been mostly forgotten. Based on Satloff’s book, the film shows that not only did Jews in Arab lands suffer many of same elements of persecution as Jews in Europe, but there were also hopeful stories of Arab friends and neighbors reaching out to protect them. Continue reading “Among the Righteous”
BY ALAN BOYLE
Archaeologists have unearthed unprecedented physical evidence documenting the extent of the killing at the Nazis’ Treblinka death camp in Poland — and they let filmmakers document the finds as well.
The grisly results are revealed in “Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine,” an hour-long show premiering Saturday on the Smithsonian Channel. But they’re revealed in a way that pays respect to the estimated 900,000 Jewish victims of that killing machine.
“The ethical dimension of the work that I do is really important to me,” Caroline Sturdy Colls, an archaeologist from Staffordshire University who led the excavation, told NBC News.
Treblinka is a name as infamous as Auschwitz and Dachau in the Holocaust list of horrors, but the site in eastern Poland is different: There were no inmates liberated by Allied troops, no photos showing disused gas chambers. The Germans finished their work at Treblinka in 1943 and bulldozed the camp. To cover their tracks, they went so far as to plant crops and build a farmhouse on the leveled ground. Continue reading “Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine”