Holocaust Timeline for the month of January:

(Information gathered from: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html) In January 1937 – Jews are banned from many professional occupations including teaching Germans, and from being accountants or dentists. They are also denied tax reductions and child allowances. In January 1940 – Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher – “The time is near when a machine will go into motion which is going to prepare a grave for the world’s criminal – Judah – from which there will be no resurrection.” In January 1941 – Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher – “Now judgment has begun and … Continue reading

Holocaust Timeline for the month of December

(Information gathered from: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html) In December 1939 – Adolf Eichmann takes over section IV B4 of the Gestapo dealing solely with Jewish affairs and evacuations. In December 1942 – Exterminations at Belzec cease after an estimated 600,000 Jews have been murdered. The camp is then dismantled, plowed over and planted. December 2, 1943 – The first transport of Jews from Vienna arrives at Auschwitz. December 3, 1938 – Law for compulsory Aryanization of all Jewish businesses. December 7, 1941 – Japanese attack United States at Pearl Harbor. The next day the U.S. and Great Britain declare war on Japan. December … Continue reading

Holocaust Timeline for the Month of November

(Information gathered from: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html) In November 1940- The Krakow Ghetto is sealed off containing 70,000 Jews. In November 1941 – SS Einsatzgruppe B reports a tally of 45,476 Jews killed. In November 1942 – The mass killing of 170,000 Jews in the area of Bialystok. In November 1943 – The U.S. Congress holds hearings regarding the U.S. State Department’s inaction regarding European Jews, despite mounting reports of mass extermination. November 3, 1943 – Nazis carry out Operation Harvest Festival in occupied Poland, killing 42,000 Jews. November 4, 1943 – Quote from Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer, published by Julius Streicher – … Continue reading

Holocaust Timeline for the Month of October

(Information gathered from: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/timeline.html) October 1939 – Nazis begin euthanasia on sick and disabled in Germany. October 2, 1941 – Beginning of the German Army drive on Moscow. Starting October 2 1943 – The Danish Underground helps transport 7,220 Danish Jews to safety in Sweden by sea. October 3, 1940 – Vichy France passes its own version of the Nuremberg Laws. October 4, 1933 – Jews are prohibited from being newspaper editors. October 4, 1943 – Himmler talks openly about the Final Solution at Posen. October 5, 1938 – Law requires Jewish passports to be stamped with a large red … Continue reading

The Language of Fear

By: Richard Steinitz Part I When horrendous acts occur in your own country, it is committed by terrorists. If it happens far, far away, and doesn’t really affect you, and you and your organization have been influenced or pressured by certain people, then it is the work of ‘militants’. This isn’t coincidental – it is the language of fear and coercion – the language of terror. The OED (Oxford English Dictionary) defines a ‘militant’ as follows: A person engaged in war or conflict; a combatant. Chiefly in extended uses or in metaphorical contexts; or A person who strongly espouses a … Continue reading

FAPA President’s Awards Recognize Women of Valor and Liesl’s Ocean Rescue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 09, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT Jane R. Wood • VP of Marketing • (904) 607-8873 • communications1@floridapublishersassociation.com   (Lake Buena Vista, FL) On Saturday night, August 8, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best booksof 2014 and the first half of 2015 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States. The event, which took place at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort,recognized outstanding books by awarding gold and up to two silver medals in categoriesranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to … Continue reading

At What Age is Holocaust Education Appropriate

Author of Liesl’s Ocean Rescue and the blog The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner, will be speaking on Education Talk Radio about the age it Holocaust education becomes appropriate. Is it 13, or as early as 5? Listen below to find out…. Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with EDUCATION TALK RADIO PRE K -20 on BlogTalkRadio … Continue reading

Jewish Book Carnival December 2014

Hello and welcome to the blog and website for Gihon River Press! We are honored to host the Jewish Book Carnival this month! With that we continue with the links provided from all of our wonderful reviewers! First and foremost, the AJL recommends Hanukkah books for children! http://jewishlibraries.org/index.php?id=264 Find the perfect book to give a loved one for Chanukah by using Jewish Book Council’s 2014 Chanukah Gift Guide. Howard Freedman’s monthly column on Jewish book in the San Franciso Bay Area’s Jewish newspaper is on new book about the Bible http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/73346/off-the-shelf-book-reviews-unfamiliar-tales-of-bibles-heroes/ The newest episode of The Book of Life podcast, … Continue reading

Loophole Allows Nazis to Receive Millions in Social Security

The Associated Press Oct 20th 2014 8:21AM Updated Oct 20th 2014 8:54AM Darko Bandic/APJakob Denzinger’s portrait on the tombstone of his empty grave in Cepin eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the U.S., an investigation has shown. By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER OSIJEK, Croatia — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press … Continue reading

Miriam Brysk and Margaret Lincoln at USHMM

Sunday July 20th and July 21st, 2014, Dr. Miriam Brysk and Dr. Margaret G. Lincoln were present at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. for a book signing and meet the author event. The two books they had available were Amidst the Shadows of Trees by Miriam Brysk and The Stones Weep by both Miriam Brysk and Margaret G. Lincoln. They expressed how pleased they were by all the visitors and discussions they had with people from all walks of life. Amidst the Shadows of Trees is the gripping memoir of Dr. Brysk’s experiences during the Holocaust … Continue reading