God, Faith and Identity from the Ashes

A Third-Generation Remembrance of Holocaust’s Horrors

Today, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the horrors of the Holocaust loom large in the world’s collective memory. But for those who were personally affected, those horrors have never left. Born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen, the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, law professor Menachem Rosensaft has devoted his life to the keeping the legacy of Holocaust survivors and their descendants alive. Rosensaft has been curating these voices since 1965, when he edited a magazine of essays, poems and short stories by the children of Holocaust survivors known as the Bergen-Belsen Youth Magazine. Today, he teaches classes on the law of genocide at the law schools of Columbia and Cornell Universities. His newest project is the just-published book God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and...

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