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”


In today’s video, I am offering a documentary recommendation. The documentary is called PAPER CLIPS. Should you watch it, I recommend a box of tissues beside you. I know I needed them. It is an extraordinary film and I highly recommend it. Film Synopsis: “Searching for an effective way to teach their students about theContinue reading “PAPER CLIPS DOCUMENTARY RECOMMENDATION”

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”

Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue: Oldest in United States!

Today’s video is on the Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in the Old North End in Burlington, Vermont. It is currently the Ahavath Gerim Synagogue and is for sale for $650,000. If you look at the Pomerleau Real Estate website, you’ll see some interior photographs including the gilded lions and pineapple finials I mention in theContinue reading “Old Ohavi Zedek Synagogue: Oldest in United States!”

Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 2

Today’s video,, is Part 2 of my stroll at Lakeview Cemetery in beautiful Burlington, VT.  I opted to take a walk in an area I had never visited: a newer section!  We’ll discover another entrance and this one was tree-lined!  We’ll be greeted by multiple veterans with their flags waving in the breeze.  We’llContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery: Part 2”