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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The lower part of the Schindler factory next to a demolished 19th-century building.

Bankruptcy dispute, deterioration marring plans for memorial at Schindler factory site

By Eva Munk, JTA April 25, 2012

BRNENEC, Czech Republic—The windows are smashed, the doors stand agape and the keys in the rusting padlocks have not been turned for years. Still, despite the plaster clinging to the crumbling bricks in leprous sheets, the front looks salvageable.The...

Eva Vavrecka contemplating the horrific living conditions that her mother and grandparents endured in the forest to survive World War II.

Monument honors helpers of Czech Jewish family that hid in woods from Nazis

By Bruce Konviser, JTA April 10, 2012

TRSICE, Czech Republic -- Nearly 70 years after a Czech Jewish family sought refuge from the Nazis by retreating into a nearby forest and relying on non-Jewish locals for help, an American high school teacher has helped erect a permanent monument to their...

Czech Holocaust survivor publishes diary

By Michael Stein, JTA January 31, 2012

PRAGUE -- A Czech Holocaust survivor published a diary of his Nazi concentration camp experiences. Michal Kraus, 81, published the diary, which he wrote shortly after World War II, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27. The diary will be...

Milos Pojar, post-communist Czechoslovakia’s first envoy to Israel, dies

JTA January 24, 2012

Milos Pojar, post-communist Czechoslovakia's first ambassador to Israel, has died in Prague at the age of 71. The Czech media said Pojar, a writer, historian and diplomat, died Monday in a hospital in the Czech capital. As Czechoslovakia's first ambassador...

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