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Survivor marks birthday on Holocaust Remembrance Day with stories of Auschwitz

Survivor marks birthday on Holocaust Remembrance Day with stories of Auschwitz

By ARON HELLER AP — As the world commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday, death camp survivor Cipora Feivlovich marks her own personal milestone as she turns 92. Feivlovich has spent her most recent birthdays recounting to audiences in Israel and Germany her harrowing experiences in the camp, […]

“My Summer Working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” | Encore Performance by Lanny Kaufer

“My Summer Working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” | Encore Performance by Lanny Kaufer

On Wednesday, January 23, at 7 p.m., to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jewish Community of Ojai (JCO) will host an encore performance by Lanny Kaufer of his musical multimedia presentation, “My Summer Working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”  Kaufer will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting […]

“My Summer Working for Martin Luther King, Jr.” | A Presentation by Lanny Kaufer

“My Summer Working for Martin Luther King, Jr.” | A Presentation by Lanny Kaufer

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7 p.m., Jewish Community of Ojai will host Lanny Kaufer and his multimedia presentation, “My Summer Working for Martin Luther King, Jr.”  Kaufer will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting and volunteering for Dr. King in the South in 1965. The presentation centers on […]

Lecture and Book Signing with Holocaust Survivor James Bachner | Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Lecture and Book Signing with Holocaust Survivor James Bachner | Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

President Reagan once said, “…even a tortured past holds promise if we learn its lessons…. it is up to us to ensure that we never live it again.” Join the Education Team at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute as James Bachner shares his compelling and traumatic story as a German Jew during the […]

Many Americans, millennials ignorant of the Holocaust, survey finds

Many Americans, millennials ignorant of the Holocaust, survey finds

Americans today have large gaps of knowledge or are ignorant to the history and consequences of the Holocaust, some 73 years since Nazi Germany’s atrocities became known to the world, according to a survey commissioned by a Jewish organization which works to compensate survivors.

Holocaust Remembrance Day marked around the world

Holocaust Remembrance Day marked around the world

Thousands of young people have taken party in the March of the Living at the site of the former Auschwitz death camp. People from many countries joined joined around 10,000 Jewish and Polish youth on the march, which started in the late morning and followed a three-kilomtre route from the camp’s infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” […]

Holocaust Memorial creator to speak Filmmaker will keynote Cal Lutheran commemoration

Holocaust Memorial creator to speak Filmmaker will keynote Cal Lutheran commemoration

A scholar, rabbi and filmmaker who played a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will speak at the California Lutheran University Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration on Sunday, April 30. Michael Berenbaum will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will begin at 4 p.m. in […]

Cantor will mix Jewish comedy with music: Scholarship named for Holocaust survivor to benefit

Cantor will mix Jewish comedy with music: Scholarship named for Holocaust survivor to benefit

Cantor Kenny Ellis will perform a mix of comedy and music in honor of Holocaust survivor Clara Knopfler at California Lutheran University on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ellis will present “Songs of Love” at 6 p.m. in Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. The event is the second in a series of three organized […]

Unarmed Jews defeat mass murder: Revolts at the extermination camps

Unarmed Jews defeat mass murder: Revolts at the extermination camps

Sometimes the only way to stop mass killers is to fight. That was the strategy attempted by the Jewish prisoners on October 14, 1943, at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. Despite pleas from Jewish organizations, the Allies never bombed the train tracks leading to the extermination camps. In retrospect, some historians argue that the […]

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

By Fran Austin On April 16, 2015, the Westlake Village Cinema presented, in limited release, a Yom Hashoa Film, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, starring Anna Paquin, Gorin Visnjic, and Marica Gay Harden. The event was sponsored by the Conejo Jewish Academy. The film details the story of Irena Sendler (Sendlerowa), a Polish social […]

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