May 27, 2019

Thought for Tomorrow

Financier and elder statesman Bernard Baruch found his beliefs shaken by the atrocities of World War II and the advent of the hydrogen bomb. But by believing in courage, intelligence and reason, Baruch is able to feel hope for the future.
July 3, 2015

God Is God Because He Remembers

During World War II, Elie Wiesel’s parents and a sister were killed in Nazi death camps, and he was imprisoned at Buchenwald. In later years, the Nobel laureate came to believe it was his job to share his memories of the horrors he experienced.
April 28, 2014

The Ghosts of Ancestors

Lisa Furmanski has lived since childhood with the ghosts of family members she never knew, but who live on as guides and advisors, helping to direct her life.
July 8, 2013

Respecting Our Elders

With a grandmother who was hidden in a basement and a grandfather who was treated like a slave under Nazi control, an issue like having a crush on a girl who doesn’t like me back isn’t such a big deal....
April 12, 2013

Speak Up

As a young boy in France, Jay Frankston witnessed the rise of Hitler’s anti-Semitism leading up to the war and the Holocaust. The experience of watching so many people stand by and do nothing affirmed his belief in speaking up against wrongs, no matter how small.
October 26, 2012

Peace Can Happen

Granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Christine Kingery from upstate New York experienced true compassion for the pain and grief of others while visiting Nagasaki on the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb detonation.
January 24, 2012

The Miracle Man

I believe in peace and equality. I believe in a world that doesn't judge or hate others because of religion or race. These differences are what make the human race unique as a whole. Everyone and everything on this planet...
January 19, 2012

In Remembrance and Preservation

I believe I am the Holocaust, not because my ancestors are Jewish, not because they were German, but because I am part of the people and we the people as an entirety are the Holocaust. It was a collective hatred...
January 17, 2012

Roots That Run to the Future

People often ask me why I love Europe. They ask me why I get excited when I hear “La Marseillaise” or “Ja Vi Elsker Dette Landet”, or why I almost get goosebumps at a “je ne sais quoi” or “aufwiedersehen”....