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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Holds Virtual Ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is holding a special virtual commemoration with Holocaust survivors and leaders from the United States and Europe on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. PT.  Eight decades after the Holocaust began, people worldwide will pause on the anniversary of the liberation…

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Opinion: Biden is the man for the moment

  Photo: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, pictured here on Dec. 14 as he delivers remarks on the Electoral College certification in Wilmington, Delaware. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images/TNS) By Kerry Tymchuk During the nearly 25 years I served as an aide to a Congressional representative, a cabinet secretary, and two U.S. senators, I was privileged to have…

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Fifty-State Survey on Holocaust Knowledge Reveals Shocking Results

Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced in September the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem…

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Surviving and Thriving

Photo: Mirjam today By Sharon Gelbach Listening to Mirjam Bait Talmi (nee Szpiro) tell her tale of Holocaust survival, I’m immediately struck by her attempt to date every memory, categorize every conversation, and place each memoir in the context of the larger events taking place around her. It all makes sense when I learn that…

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Nudelman Family Picnic: A tradition for 12 sibling branches

By Claire Delman (sixth-generation Portland Nudelman descendant) Gatherings of the Nudelman family have been happening in Portland since the early 1900s. The tradition continued this past summer when 90 descendants attended a family picnic. Eleven children of Mordechai Nudelman immigrated to the United States from Russia (modern-day Ukraine) between 1882-1901. All of them had different…