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Firsthand accounts of the most successful uprising and mass breakout from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II will be showcased in Take A Stand: Resistance & Survival on Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts.
A pair of Holocaust survivors will tell their tale of survival and escape from a death camp during an event in Chandler on Jan. 11.
Holocaust survivor Philip Bialowitz, pictured, will speak at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Jan. 11. [Submitted]
I’ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War.
Magdalena Mozes Herzberger has been on a mission ever since a British soldier picked her up from among the dead at the Bergen-Gelsen concentration camp in northwest Germany in April 1945. The soldier cried as he carried her, and she looked over the numerous dead as they passed.
Holocaust survivor Magdalena Herzberger, who now lives in Fountain Hills, talks with Chaparral Elementary School students about surviving the Holocaust.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
It has been performed by the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond, and appeared everywhere from the 2012 Olympic Games to “South Park.” No longer just a musical staple of Jewish weddings and bar mitzvahs, “Hava Nagila” has become a global phenomenon that has captivated the masses with its simple message of happiness and gratitude.
VATICAN CITY — Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics was stepping down — the first pontiff to do so since 1415.
Almost 70 years after coming face-to-face with Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, Holocaust survivor Helen Handler still remembers his “black, shiny shoes.”
When people think of Jewish film, their minds tend to jump right to two subjects: religion and the Holocaust. While the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival certainly embraces those subject matters, executive director Jerry Mittelman ensures that they make up only a slice of the wide spectrum of films the fest has to offer.
Helen Handler, 84, speaks to students Wednesday at Mesa's Academy With Community Partners about her experience as a prisoner at Auschwitz during World War II. Handler was 15 when she entered the prison with her mother, two brothers and four grandparents. She was the only family member to survive. [Michelle Reese/Tribune]
Oskar Knoblauch, the author of “A Boy’s Story — A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945,” will recount his story of loss and survival at the Red Mountain Library on Saturday, Jan. 26.
As a dark veil began to sweep over Europe in 1939 — the pale hint of what would come from Nazi rule — a stockbroker from England took a course of action that would save the lives of nearly 700 children.
A small fire at the East Valley Jewish Community Center in Chandler risked shutting down the center for months.
An exhibit on display for a limited time at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center is bringing visitors face-to-face with lifelike, three-dimensional renderings of real-life Holocaust survivors.
Oskar Knoblauch, author of “A Boy’s Story - A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945,” will share his tale 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Mesa’s Main Library.
For the last few months I, along with many others in the community have attended many wonderful events held in conjunction with Chandler’s Centennial Celebration. This past month I was fortunate to attend an event where history was revisited and a historical moment for Chandler was created.
Real-life Band of Brothers colonel Edward Shames thought he’d seen all the horrors of war — until he stepped into Dachau, Nazi Germany’s oldest concentration camp, in April 1945.
A Holocaust-era rail car will be on display in the parking lot at Chandler Center for the Arts.
Teachers from the Ahwatukee Foothills area were honored at the 2012 Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education Awards on Monday.
If you ask Assistant Executive Director Adrian Bendick what her favorite movie at the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is, she probably wouldn't be able to give you a straight answer.
Paul Wieser is a Holocaust survivor that will be speaking at the screening of �Hidden Children� at Crossroads 12 on February 21. This French docudrama follows the true story of two Jewish boys that are saved by a Christian woman during World War II, and touches on a wide array of issues, according to Wieser.
The Chabad of the East Valley in Chandler has opened a kosher cooking club for children. In the Kosher Culinary Club, children in grades 1 through 3 will learn how to cook, bake, and decorate kosher food.
“Anne Frank: A History for Today,” opens Sunday at the East Valley Jewish Community Center in Chandler.