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Lecture on the Holocaust in Salonika presented at HMLC

The destruction of the Jewish community of Salonika, a major port city in northern Greece, will be the focus of a presentation at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center on Sunday, September 21 at 1:00 pm. Once the largest and most vibrant Sephardic community in...

Going Against Logic

This story was written by Felicia Lederberger-Bialecki-Graber and shared as part of the Memory Project. “I always follow my logic” was my father’s “leitmotif” all of his life. He prided himself to be a logical person. To him, going against logic showed weakness and...

Memories: Auschwitz-Birkenau

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. Dear God, You let me come To the twilight of my life– This, my life. . . . How many detours I walked— How much pain and suffering I endured. How much pain and suffering Of others...

A Prayer for Answers

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. Again and again I reminisce About my life. How can I forget the pain and the degradation which was perpetuated in terrible transgressions upon my soul, my body, and the very...

In Memoriam

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. My being is engulfed in deep sorrow. The loss of my dear sister Selma Is very hard to swallow.   I am trying to digest the loss, The sadness, pain and tears Which follow. ....

Upset

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. My resilience is fading, But I try to hold it tight. I had this kind of discomfort Many times before. I just did not think The problem would again return, Especially from Long...

O, My Back!

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. My spine decided It needed more attention From me! It really seriously Let me know Its attachment to me. I did not know It needed much care Until I wound up In Intensive Care....

Unforgettable Memories

The following poem was written by Hilda Lebedun and shared as part of the Memory Project. Again and again The memories flood my mind, Intense, deeply felt, Strong, piercing, Tightly impregnable, hard. I am bracing myself against the wall, Trying to unwind In prayers!...

Being Something

The following story was written by Miriam Spiegel Raskin and shared as part of the Memory Project. I thought I was familiar with the degradations that even short hospital visits can inflict, so, when my doctor recently ordered a stress test for me at the hospital lab,...

Questions Without Answers

The following story was written by Miriam Spiegel Raskin and shared as part of the Memory Project. I thought I was done thinking about it all, but then I came across an article on the Internet about Minsk that made me remember my maternal grandparents again. And...

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