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Lenka Lichtenberg’s  THIEVES OF DREAMS: Poetry from the Holocaust

13 Av 5782 (09/08/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many of Lenka’s grandmother’s poems talk about the situation of the Jews in the concentration camps?

Lenka Lichtenberg is a musician, composer, and producer.  She was … Leer más

The Sousa Mendes Foundation:  An Update

8 Sivan 5782 (07/06/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How many different countries did recipients of Sousa Mendes visas come from?

Aristides de Sousa Mendes was the Portuguese consul-general in the French city of Bordeaux during … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (II):  Sephardic and Women Partisans

22 Adar I 5782 (22/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What percentage of Jewish partisans were women and how were they treated?

(This is the second in a three-part series about the Jewish partisans … Leer más

Jewish Partisans (I):  The Bielski Group

15 Adar I 5782 (15/02/2022) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Why did the Bielski partisan group take in everybody, including elderly people and children?

There is a common myth that during the Holocaust Jews passively went to … Leer más

Aristides de Sousa Mendes: Portuguese Righteous Among the Nations

24 Shevat 5782 (25/01/2022) |

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?

On January 27, Europe commemorates … Leer más

Patricia Martínez de Vicente: La Clave Embassy

19 Av 5781 (27/07/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What was Eduardo Martínez Alonso’s profession and how was he able to use it to save thousands of people from the nazis during World War II?

(This … Leer más

On Burning Ground: An Amazing Story of Survival, with Michael Skakun

22 Sivan 5781 (01/06/2021) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  When Joseph Skakun was working as a slave laborer for the Nazis, how did he hide his Yiddish accent from his Russian and Polish companions?

Michael Skakun, … Leer más

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

14 Shevat 5781 (26/01/2021) |

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 date was chosen … Leer más

Guy Stern: “Invisible Ink” Made Visible

2 Kislev 5781 (17/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What two things does the International Institute of the Righteous do?

Guy Stern was born into a Jewish family in Germany in 1922.  At the age of 15 … Leer más

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg: Remembering the Holocaust

17 Heshvan 5781 (03/11/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What characteristic do many children of Holocaust survivors have in common?

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg was born in a DP camp in Germany, the only child of Holocaust … Leer más

Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition Receives Prestigious European Awards

8 Tammuz 5780 (30/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  How is the version of the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York different from the original one?

Musealia is a Spanish company that creates, … Leer más

Artists in the Nazi Camps, with Javier Molins

25 Sivan 5780 (16/06/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What materials did the artists in the Nazi camps use, and where did they get them?

Javier Molins holds a doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University … Leer más

Yad Vashem Spain: Testimony, Memory, Education, with Samuel Bengio

3 Shevat 5780 (28/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  About how many Spanish educators have taken the course in how to teach the Holocaust which is given at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem?

On January 27, Europe commemorates … Leer más

Photographer: Documenting the Lodz Ghetto, with Dariusz Jablonski

25 Tevet 5780 (21/01/2020) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  Who was Chaim Rumkowski?

In 1987, several hundred color slides documenting scenes from the Lodz Ghetto during World War II were discovered in a second-hand bookstore in Vienna, Austria. These slides were the work … Leer más

Dr. David Silberklang: Historical Implications of the Holocaust

29 Heshvan 5780 (26/11/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question:  What were three Jewish political movements that were active in pre-World War II Eastern Europe?

Dr. David Silberklang is Senior Historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at … Leer más

“Julius Madritsch, Righteous Among the Nations”, with Piotr Szalsza

23 Sivan 5779 (25/06/2019) |

This week’s trivia question:  How many Jews signed a letter to Yad Vashem stating that Julius Madritsch had saved their lives?

Vienna-born Julius Madritsch was an expert in textiles. During the occupation of Poland, he served as a … Leer más

The American Press and the Holocaust: Witness or Accomplice? with Alicia Ors

25 Nisan 5779 (30/04/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How many articles did the New York Times publish about the Holocaust between 1936 and 1945 and how many did the Jewish Telegraphic Agency publish during the same … Leer más

Nazi Theft of Jewish Art, with Emilio Ramos-Sabas

29 Adar I 5779 (05/03/2019) |

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Why was Hildebrand Gurlitt released after the Monuments Men had found 20 boxes of stolen artwork in his possession and he was captured by American troops in 1945?

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George Sherman: “We discovered Mauthausen”

24 Shevat 5779 (29/01/2019) |

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?

George … Leer más

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

17 Shevat 5779 (22/01/2019) |

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