Category Archives: Reflections

These blog posts contain information and insights about the historical or cultural context of the Breslau (Wroclaw) mid-war years. They will also describe connections to early-third-millennia events, especially in light of rising anti-semitism.

Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks

June 3, 2022 The Shavuot holiday will start at sundown tomorrow. To coincide with the holiday, Yad Vashem’s newsletter included an article that featured recollections of Shavuot celebrations during the Holocaust. A photograph shows a gathering of Jewish survivors at … Continue reading

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Issue 27, June 10, 1921 Highlights

The lead article for the “Liberal Jewish Newspaper” of Breslau is authored by a Reform Jewish rabbi, Martin Salomonski (from Frankfurt on the Oder, later in Berlin) on the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot. Dr. Salmonski uses the meaning of … Continue reading

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Restarting translations–why now?

Visitors to this site, I apologize for neglecting this project, not adding translations, not even blogging. It’s time to re-commit as I believe tracing early signals of antisemitism is unfortunately once again relevant as some Americans and Europeans are rekindling … Continue reading

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