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Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HahShoah

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In memory of the millions who perished, a few stirring films to recommend today: “Partisans of Vilna” chronicles the amazing endeavors of Jewish resistance fighters, and “My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports” tells the story of the children ferreted out of Germany to a safe haven in London. As the Huffington Post reminds us in a piece on the strength and success of survivors, “The survival rate for children was far lower: Seven percent made it through the Holocaust.” The Volokh Conspiracy blog has a moving personal account of David Bernstein’s great aunt’s life, and death, in Nazi Germany.

And inspiring to the core, “The Ritchie Boys” were a small contingent of German Jewish intellectuals run out of Germany by the Nazis, who exacted the perfect revenge–returning to Europe as U.S. soldiers to defeat the enemy. (One wonders if Tarantino was aware of these guys – the real deal – when penning his upcoming “Inglourious Basterds.”)

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Written by nvdigital

April 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

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  1. […] friends and colleagues of Christian Bauer, the German producer and versatile director of “The Ritchie Boys,” “Missing Allen” and countless inspired productions. It has been our honor to […]

  2. […] friends and colleagues of Christian Bauer, the German producer and versatile director of “The Ritchie Boys,” “Missing Allen” and countless inspired productions. It has been our honor to […]


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