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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

A Boy in Terezin

Boy’s diary from Terezin expresses hope and despair

By Elaine K. Alexander, Special to the Jewish Light April 24, 2012

“I have lost the desire for life, the desire for work, the desire to love, the desire to do anything that the mind of a boy can love,” wrote Pavel Weiner in the last diary entry he made at Theresienstadt, the Nazi concentration camp in Terezin, Czechoslovakia....

Proposed shopping center on deportation site is protested

JTA February 29, 2012

PRAGUE -- Opponents of a proposed shopping center to be built on the site where Jews were deported to Nazi death camps want to ensure that an appropriate monument also is erected. Protesters wearing yellow Stars of David and pushing empty shopping carts...

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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