Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Be Empowered: Ways To Confront Antisemitism

Our April 5th Next Generations Group(NGG) get-together featured Bob Horenstein, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, who spoke about the rise in antisemitism and touched on ways to respond to it. Afterwards, there was a palpable …

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Two young child survivors on board the SS Mataroa display their tattooed arms. ——US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Israel Government Press Office

Hidden by the Holocaust as young children…

Hidden by the Holocaust as young children, they escaped the Nazis by disappearing into attics and basements. Now, these last survivors are coming forward to reclaim a childhood lost. “These individuals had to grow up …

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Israeli postage stamp honoring diplomatic rescuers (left to right) Giorgio Perlasca, Dr. Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Carl Lutz, Chiune Sugihara and Selahattin Ülkumen.

Altruism Can Be Learned

Learned altruistic behavior, seeing all people as equals, gave the rescuers the ability to transcend the propaganda against the Jews and to see them as human beings just like themselves. Eva Fogelman Most Germans during …

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Who is considered a Holocaust survivor?