Kassel Germany

Kassel Germany – hometown of Dorrith Oppenheim Sim

12 July 23

With Gabriele Hafermass of the Stadmuseum Hofgeismar

The train from Hofgeismar which converts into a tram in Kassel


The Kassel Jewish Cemetery

On the way to the Jewish Centre

The Centre

Elena Padva

Back to the city centre

Oppenheim Stolpersteine

The Church and the Synagogue

The Synagogue

The Memorials at the Railway Station

Back to Hofgeismar

Newspaper Article

Interview Volkmarsen

Card from Ernst Klein

Living Memorials

From Tamara Vershitskaya
Novogrudok, Belarus

Dear Friends,

I’m happy to tell you that we are heading towards our Living Memorial project and would like to invite you to join us. I know some of you would have gladly come and here is an opportunity for you to be with us in the Bielski camp again.
Please, see the attachment. You’ll find a short description of the project in the Call and instructions how to participate in the Annex.
My partners and I will be grateful for everything you can share with us. We, in our turn, promise to update you in the course of the project and provide the effect of presence, if the Internet works in the forest:) Otherwise, there will be a 26 min. movie available which will give you an idea about what we do in the forest.
Warm regards from Novogrudok
Tamara Vershitskaya

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The Annex

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Naliboki KehilaLink


Support Making Monash A Field Marshal

Monash is widely acknowledged, even by British military historians, as being the outstanding allied commander of WWI.

This was achieved despite the considerable discrimination that existed because of his Jewish and German heritage.

There is now a push to get the Australian government to grant him posthumously, the title of Field Marshal.

Below you will find:
  • Saluting Monash Council video
  • the Saluting Monash website where you will find the background story and where you can  sign the petition.
  • My re-post from October 2014

To watch the video on YouTube, go to https://youtu.be/6vYQBX6xF3o



Commemorating Kristallnacht

Königsberg Synagogue
Königsberg Synagogue


Lore Zusman was born in Königsberg 90 years ago.

Here are her memories of the Königsberg Synagogue, Kristallnacht and a book presented to her mother after the synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht in 1938.

Rabbi Reinhold
Rabbi Reinhold Lewin

The back of the photo
The back of the photo

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The Rebbetzin & son



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Königsberg / Kaliningrad KehilaLink with links to the synagogue and Kristallnacht.


Hear Erika Sternberg’s story on Kristallnacht in Breslau. Click on her image.



Commemoration in Perth – 9 November 2016



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Just received: An email from Susan Taube of the USHHM

I was only 12 years old when the Nazis ransacked Jewish homes and buildings in my neighborhood on Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.”

They took my father away to Buchenwald. My mother, sister, and I didn’t know if we would ever see him again. Our front door was smashed, our books torn apart, our dishes shattered. And with my father gone, we were left to pick up the pieces.

This week marks the 78th anniversary of that terrible night—and though decades have gone by, my memories of it have not faded.

Will you join me in commemorating Kristallnacht by viewing photographs and listening to testimonies in the Museum’s collection?

Photo: Susan Taube has been a volunteer at the Museum since its founding. US Holocaust Memorial Museum


Kristallnacht marked an ominous turning point in the Nazi persecution of Jews, and the Museum preserves artifacts and testimonies of the event so that its story can always be told.

We must remember—both to honor the innocent people who suffered that night, and to recognize our responsibility to help those facing hatred and violence today.

Please take a few minutes to explore some of the remarkable evidence in the Museum’s collection from Kristallnacht.


Susan Taube
Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer

Photo: Shattered storefront of a Jewish-owned shop destroyed during Kristallnacht. Berlin, Germany, November 10, 1938. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD