Laura F. Deutsch is a writer who lives in Sharon, Massachusetts. She is a columnist for "The Jewish Advocate" and is currently working on a novel about wartime Austria.
Laura F. Deutsch
On March 8, 1945, a group of American soldiers observed Purim in Rheydt, Germany, vanquishing a modern-day Haman.
The Polenaktion was a precursor to sudden arrests, roundups, deportations, violence, seizure of property and countries making clear Jews were not welcome.
As a boy in Germany, seeing that Judenstempel on his passport made him realize that for the Nazis he was nothing but a Jewish object.
We met a history teacher in Greece who denied the Holocaust and equated the murder of 300 Jews on a ship headed for Auschwitz to death by natural disaster.
Evil crawls toward us, but we can choose to use our legs and run away.
A moving sculpture memorializes Jews who were murdered in broad daylight along the river.
Two remarkable women in my family personify two disparate attitudes about life.
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