Pre-WWII Jewish History

Let the World Read and Know": The Oneg Shabbat Archives

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Let the World Read and Know": The Oneg Shabbat Archives

The Ghetto Fighters’ House invites you to a new three part series marking the 75th Anniversary of the Jewish Historical Institute   The Oneg Shabbat Archives and Beyond: Documenting and […]

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Three Minutes in Pittsburgh

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Three Minutes in Pittsburgh

Three Minutes – A Lengthening (Directed by Bianca Stigter), a new, award-winning, high-profile documentary about the Holocaust, is opening at The Manor Theater: Pittsburgh PA starting Friday, September 2nd and […]

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The Establishment of the Ghettos

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, August 28, 2022 / Comments Off on The Establishment of the Ghettos

Why did the Germans create ghettos throughout Eastern Europe? What functions did they fulfill for the Germans? For two and a half years, Jews from all over Poland were herded […]

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Ghetto Wall- Warsaw by Starlo Galetta

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Ghetto Wall- Warsaw by Starlo Galetta

I learned her hopes and dreams and it seemed I knew her.

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Reflection by Teresa McCombs

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflection by Teresa McCombs

“And now a prayer—or rather, a piece of advice: let there be comradeship among you.  We are all brothers, and we are all suffering the same fate.  The same smoke floats over all or heads.  Help one another.  It is the only way to survive.”  – Elie Wiesel, Night

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Reflection by Michael Shaughnessy

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflection by Michael Shaughnessy

a stark reminder of the 4 million refugees in Poland right now and the importance of making connections to the past to inform our knowledge of the present.

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A Short Reflection by Michelle Szydlowski 

By Ellen Resnek / Sunday, July 3, 2022 / Comments Off on A Short Reflection by Michelle Szydlowski 

A strikingly beautiful doe raced across the field where jagged trenches, now covered in grass, marked the site where thousands of human lives were stolen.

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Poland Seminar Day 1- June 26 By Michele Russo

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Poland Seminar Day 1- June 26 By Michele Russo

The power of their writing is a witness to what happened and was also used in actual trials as evidence of Nazi war crimes.

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Day 2 Poland Personally by Tim Smith

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Day 2 Poland Personally by Tim Smith

It makes me wonder and sometimes despair about how much I don’t know. It also further instills in me a desire to learn more.

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Poland Study Seminar Day 2 by Students: -Annie, Jayne, Alexis, Ivy, Uma, Ben

By Ellen Resnek / Monday, June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Poland Study Seminar Day 2 by Students: -Annie, Jayne, Alexis, Ivy, Uma, Ben

This was not a paradise as the word is defined “an ideal or idealistic state,” but rather a brief moment in time where life was a bit better than before, but still with hardship and hatred

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