Holocaust

The State of Things
11:17 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel'

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Israel is often seen through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, or through the stories of the Holocaust.

Shai Ginsburg wants to change that, to show what life is really like for people in Israel. So he created a film series to showcase true stories from the region.

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The State of Things
1:09 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Holocaust Bureau Educates North Carolina Youth On Horrible History

Prisoners at Ebensee Concentration Camp in 1945. Many of those who survived camps like these now speak out as a part of Speaker's Bureaus around the country.
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"Once you listen to a witness, you become a witness yourself." - Elie Wiesel

As the years pass since the Holocaust, fewer and fewer survivors remain to tell their powerful stories.

One North Carolina organization, the Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers Bureau, seeks to preserve the important lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The Bureau arranges for people with first-hand accounts of history to talk publicly, especially with children.

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The State of Things
11:33 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Lessons From Holocaust Survivors For Today’s Youth

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As the years pass since the Nazi Holocaust, fewer and fewer survivors remain to tell their powerful stories.

One North Carolina organization, the Chapel Hill-Durham Holocaust Speakers Bureau, seeks to preserve the important lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. Host Frank Stasio talks with bureau organizer and daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Sharon Halperin, and local Holocaust survivors Renee Fink and Peter Stein.

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The State of Things
12:23 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Scroll Rescued From Nazis Sends Raleigh Rabbi On Interfaith Journey

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Host Frank Stasio talks to Rabbi Raachel Jurovics about her interfaith practice

For years, Raleigh Rabbi Raachel Jurovics cared for a Torah scroll looted by the Nazis from a Czech town she thought had been destroyed. As it turns out, the town is still there, and the residents have restored the synagogue that was the scroll's original home.

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The State of Things
12:01 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman

Photograph of Etty Hillesum from the Jewish History Museum of Amsterdam.
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Writer and performer Susan Stein brings to life the literature of Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum

  Out of the varied horrors of the Holocaust, a body of literature survives.  The most famous voice belongs to Anne Frank.  At 15-years-old, she wrote, “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”  It's hard to believe that anyone, even a child, can be so big-hearted. 

Less well-known is the voice of an adult woman, Etty Hillesum.  And her writing is finally getting its day in the sun.

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