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Judy Batalion, a First Class Disrupter

Revolvers hidden in loaves of bread and teddy bears… Explosives hidden in their underwear… Jewish teenagers at Auschwitz who stole gunpowder and helped blow up a crematorium?! None of these stories had made it into the tales of the Holocaust that I’d heard.

Harbor From the Holocaust: The Jews of Shanghai

By Aileen Jacobson In 1941, Laura Margolis, the American Joint Distribution Committee’s first female field agent, was sent to Shanghai to help the nearly 20,000 Jews who had fled there to escape Nazi Germany’s persecution. In an audacious move, she negotiated with the Japanese officials who controlled Shanghai and was able to secure funds (partly from… Read more »

A Filmmaker Listens to Germans, Jews and Palestinians

“I am not comparing events, I don’t believe in comparing suffering, but I do think that the Holocaust and Nakba shape the collective identity of two people. I would like people to find the space to hear about it, to be more educated,” Bloch told Lilith.