Plunder by Menachem Kaiser

Menachem Kaiser is visiting Northeastern University on December 1 as part of the Fall '21 Open Classroom. He will be discussing Plunder, Reparations, and Restorative Justice with University Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnham, calling upon his experiences while writing his book Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure. Cayle White, a Northeastern parent, brought… Continue reading Plunder by Menachem Kaiser

Northeastern Students Build Tools to Remember and Teach about the Holocaust

Photo from the 2019 Ruderman Lecture, Jessie Sigler left, Yael Sheinfeld right Gideon Klein Scholar Yael Sheinfeld '21 and Ruderman Scholar Jessie Sigler '20 Present about their Work Improving Public Knowledge of the Holocaust By Simon Rabinovitch. On September 24, Northeastern University's Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee held the first of its events rescheduled from… Continue reading Northeastern Students Build Tools to Remember and Teach about the Holocaust

Bringing to Life the Children’s Tree of Terezin

An undergraduate student uses the Gideon Klein Award to create an educational animated project By Yael Sheinfeld, 2019-2020 Gideon Klein Scholar. For my Gideon Klein presentation, I am creating an animated short centered around the children’s book The Children’s Tree of Terezin [for more about the Gideon Klein Award, see below this article]. The book,… Continue reading Bringing to Life the Children’s Tree of Terezin

Looking back at Two Women during Difficult Times

By Kathryn Ruth Bloom. In my teens, I learned about two extraordinary women whose years of forced isolation are now helping me through my own sheltering in place during the current pandemic. I’m a Boomer and those “virtual” introductions of my youth came from books and magazines. I learned about Anne Frank when a friend… Continue reading Looking back at Two Women during Difficult Times

Delving into the Holocaust Awareness Committee Archives

By Jessie Sigler. While it’s unfortunate that our community couldn’t come together for Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week this year, I want to draw attention to how much phenomenal learning material exists online, in Northeastern’s very own Holocaust Awareness archive.  Since 1977, Northeastern has hosted the annual Holocaust Awareness Week (renamed Holocaust and Genocide Awareness… Continue reading Delving into the Holocaust Awareness Committee Archives