The Prison Uniform by Sergio Pavon

QCC Student Sergio Pavon writes from the perspective of an actual prison uniform worn by Walter Loebner: I was but a simple garment worn by Jewish men, women and children whom were imprisoned in the death camps that the Nazis utilized during the final solution. Solution to what? What is the Jewish question this so called Furher said needed…

The Blanket by Rassiel Pichardo

QCC Student Rassiel Pichardo writes the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of a blanket: I remember living in some cheap corner store somewhere in Poland and feeling uneasy and uncertain that no one would buy me. This was during a drastic time period it was around 1939 and Hitler was growing much more…

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A History

“The first Holocaust Remembrance Day took place on December 28th, 1949, a year-and-a-half after Israel’s independence. The ashes and bones of thousands of Jews were brought over from the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp near Munich. They were placed in a crypt, together with decorated Torah scrolls, in a Jerusalem cemetery. A rabbi appointed by the Rabbinate…

Resisting the Comparison

Is it helpful to compare the Holocaust to more recent acts of genocide? Does it remind of all that we share across the globe and across time? Or do such comparisons inflict additional pain on those still trying to recover from their own brutal pasts? Historian William Collins Donahue argues that the answer is more complicated than…