The Hidden Synagogue of Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czech Republic was discovered only recently and here is the amazing story behind it.

František Bubák owned an apartment in Theresienstadt but was forced to leave by the Nazis in order to make room for thousands of Jewish prisoners. After the war, Bubák moved back to the property. Sometime later, he was doing some renovations, which included taking down a kitchen wall. As the […]

“It was around the time of the First World War,” said Miriam, “when a group of evil bandits came to town.”

  “Pogroms were quite common in Zaporozhe, Ukraine during those years. When they entered the synagogue, they found an old, pious-looking man deep in prayer. They grabbed him by his beard and dragged him through the streets of the town.” “Four days later, he died from the wounds. His family […]

“My grandfather Mikhail Lubarsky who fought the nazis in WWII currently lives in Brighton Beach Brooklyn. He’s 94 years old and was at my house this past Thursday for Thanksgiving and sang the yiddish song “Le Chaim”.

My grandfather was born in 1926 in a small Jewish village called Saroki back then it was a territory of Romania which eventually was renamed Moldova and became part of the Soviet Union. When WWII started my grandfather was only 15 when he was given the task of evacuating his […]

COMING SOON: Jerusalem Monopoly

What a great addition to the game pile! Did you know: In 1936, Parker Brothers began licensing the game for sale outside the United States. In 1941, the British Secret Intelligence Service had John Waddington Ltd., the licensed manufacturer of the game in the United Kingdom, create a special edition […]

Artwork Returned to Rightful Owners

France on Monday officially returned a 16th-century portrait, attributed to Joos van Cleve or his son, to the descendants of Hertha and Henry Bromberg, a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work of art in Paris when they fled Germany before World War II. Source: The New York […]

CONDOLENCES: The nurse in the iconic “V-J Day in Times Square” photograph, a Jewish refugee from Austria named Greta Zimmer Friedman, passed away last week at the age of 92

Although Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo quickly became an iconic symbol of the euphoria marking the end of WWII, for decades no one knew the identify of either the nurse or the sailor pictured nor did the two know about its existence. It wasn’t until 2012 that author Lawrence Verria conclusively proved […]