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Holocaust

“Saved by Language”…and Saving a Language, with Bryan Kirschen

17 Av 5777 (08/08/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What Jerusalem-based organization has helped to standardize a system of spelling for writing Ladino?

Dr. Bryan Kirschen is an American linguist who had already studied Hebrew, … Leer más

Jesús Casquete: Nazis at Street Level (the SA in the Weimar Republic)

4 Tammuz 5777 (27/06/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What two key issues were present in Nazi ideology from the very beginning?

Jesús Casquete is a professor of the History of Social and Political Movements … Leer más

Misha Sidenberg: The Jewish Museum in Prague

9 Nisan 5777 (04/04/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many objects did the pre-war Jewish Museum in Prague have, and how many did it have in May, 1945, at the end of World War II?

Vladimir Danovsky: “The Salvation” of Bulgarian Jews

17 Adar 5777 (14/03/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who was Lilyana Panitza and how did her job make it possible for her to save Bulgarian Jews during World War II?

Vladimir Danovsky is a … Leer más

The Dominican Republic: Haven for Jewish Refugees

3 Adar 5777 (28/02/2017) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What conditions were imposed by the government of the Dominican Republic on the Jewish refugees that they took in during World War II?

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Flying Couch: Amy Kurzweil’s Graphic Memoir

22 Heshvan 5777 (22/11/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why did Amy Kurzweil name her graphic memoir  Flying Couch?

Amy Kurzweil is a cartoonist and writer. Originally from the Boston area, she now lives in … Leer más

Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride: Children of Terror

13 Av 5776 (16/08/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was the UPA in World War II Ukraine?

Bozenna Urbanowicz was born into a Catholic family in 1934 in the far eastern area of Poland … Leer más

Dr. Dina Porat: Israeli Society, the Holocaust and its Survivors

28 Tammuz 5776 (02/08/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How were the German Templers living in the Land of Israel involved in a plan to save European Jews from the Nazis?

Dr. … Leer más

Eva Heyman and her Diary, with Elvira Lindo

30 Sivan 5776 (05/07/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What do the diaries of Anne Frank and Eva Heyman have in common?

Eva Heyman was born in Oradea, a city with a large Jewish population, … Leer más

Tomasz Magierski’s “Blinky and Me”: The Story of Animator Yoram Gross

17 Iyyar 5776 (24/05/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ –This week’s trivia question:  What unusual elements did Yoram Gross use to create the characters in his first Israeli-made animated films? 

Yoram Gross was born in Krakow, Poland in 1926 and … Leer más

Aristides de Sousa Mendes: Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

5 Nisan 5776 (12/04/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Who is helping to fund the restoration of Sousa Mendes’s house in Portugal, and what will the house be used for?

Aristides de Sousa Mendes was … Leer más

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

15 Adar A 5776 (23/02/2016) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why are the rooms in the Anne Frank House empty of furniture?

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl living in Amsterdam who went into hiding with … Leer más

Dr. Natan Sznaider: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews

29 Heshvan 5776 (10/11/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How is the Holocaust remembered differently in different countries?

Dr. Natan Sznaider is a Full Professor at the School of Behavioral Sciences of The Academic College … Leer más

The Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Auschwitz Jewish Center, with Shiri Sandler

23 Sivan 5775 (09/06/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is special about the way the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York tells the story of the Holocaust?

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York … Leer más

Dr. Joseph Toltz: Brundibar–Children’s Opera in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

8 Shevat 5775 (27/01/2015) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many times was the children’s opera Brundibar performed in the Terezin concentration camp?

On January 27, Europe commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. This … Leer más

Dory Sontheimer’s Seven Boxes

24 Av 5774 (19/08/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When did Dory Sontheimer find the seven boxes, and what was in them?

Dory Sontheimer was born in Barcelona and educated … Leer más

Agnieszka Holland: Polish Filmmaker

18 Tammuz 5774 (15/07/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was Agnieszka Holland’s greatest challenge when filming “In Darkness”?

Last week we spoke with Sally Perel, whose amazing experiences during World War II were made … Leer más

Solomon Perel: “I Was Hitler Youth Solomon” (Europa Europa)

11 Tammuz 5774 (08/07/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What were the last words of advice that Sally Perel’s parents gave him, and did he follow that advice?

When the Nazis came to power, systematic … Leer más

Robert Kostro: Jews in Poland and Jan Karski

20 Sivan 5774 (17/06/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many Jews were there in Poland before the Holocaust, and how many are there now?

Our guest this week is Robert Kostro, who is a … Leer más

George Sherman: “We discovered Mauthausen”

13 Sivan 5774 (10/06/2014) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When the 11th Armored Division of the American Army discovered the Mauthausen concentration camp in May, 1945, how many Spanish prisoners did they find there?

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