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  • The Star of Broken Stones

    The Star of Broken Stones

    By Chaya Schwartz, Germany Close Up Summer 2015 Participant Frustrated as we zoomed through different points of interest in the  Sachsenhausen concentration camp I began to move my toes as though I was drawing a shape. The tour guide was talking, but all I could hear was silence. All I could feel was emptiness and confusion and frustration

    posted on June 16, 2015
  • Blogs from Berlin: It’s Not Only About Us

    Blogs from Berlin: It’s Not Only About Us

    It’s a common enough refrain that we’ve all heard before: should a Holocaust memorial commemorate the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust or the eleven million total people? One could certainly argue merits on both sides. On the one hand, Jews were Hitler’s foremost target: no other group was vilified or persecuted nearly as

    posted on August 14, 2014