The Pharmacist of Auschwitz, by Patricia Posner: Book Recommendation

This book is a dual story of the pharmacist, Victor Capesius, and the companies that helped the Nazis, most notably, I.G. Farben. And their aftermath. The book reads like fiction. It is a page-turner, which is fabulous for a History book! It’s fascinating and I highly recommend it! Description from the Book: “The Pharmacist ofContinue reading “The Pharmacist of Auschwitz, by Patricia Posner: Book Recommendation”

KL: A HISTORY OF THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS Written by: Nikolaus Wachsmann

Description: “In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, lifeContinue reading “KL: A HISTORY OF THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS Written by: Nikolaus Wachsmann”

Jewish Funeral Customs

I had gone to film the Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue before Snowstorm Landon struck, when a man saw me and stopped to share some information about that building. During that conversation, he mentioned the small square building to the right of the synagogue. Apparently, it’s not part of the synagogue’s purchase for it is stillContinue reading “Jewish Funeral Customs”

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