Book Review: Out of the Depths (story of Rabbi Lau)

In Out of the Depths: The Story of a Child of Buchenwald Who Returned Home at Last Rabbi Lau relates how he survived Holocaust, grew up in Israel and became chief rabbi of Israel. He met the pope, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Fidel Castro and simple people whose lives he touched.

Families of the Holocaust: Too Many Tragedies

I noticed too many posts on the tragedies of families of the Holocaust. In particular, my friend Michael Brecher posted the above photograph of his father. Here is what he writes: This is my father’s family, who because of one man who could command many willing minds and the silence by the majority (but by […]

Holocaust Book Recommendations

Recommendations for books about Holocaust or Shoa include Holocaust books written by Aharon Appelfeld; a graphic novel called Maus, and Sarah’s Key. See also the town of Mariampole in Lithuania, where many were killed in the Holocaust.