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A tourist’s impressions of Jewish Cape Town

By Garry Fabian CAPE TOWN, South Africa — While the Jewish population in South Africa has diminished over the last decade as many have emigrated to the US, Australia, Israel and other parts of the world, there is still a substantial number living in the country. We recently spent a week in Cape Town, where there […]

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Australians rally in support of Israel

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia –Joining with the rest of the Jewish world, rallies in support of Israel were held in the major Australian Jewish communities over the weekend More than 1000 pro-Israel demonstrators waved flags and held ‘Stop The Rockets’ signs at a rally in Melbourne on Sunday. A similar rally was also held […]

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Grim 70th anniversary observed by columnist

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia — While  the aim in life should be  take each day as it comes, and generally always be forward looking, occasionally a significant date brings back a past event into sharp focus. On the 20th November 2012,  one such landmark comes sharply into focus for me. Seventy years before, on […]

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Survivor commemorates his deportation from Stuttgart

Editor’s Note: Our Australia bureau chief, Garry Fabian, recently received the following request from the city of Stuttgart, Germany: ”  “On the 22nd August this year there will be the 70th anniversary of this very sad moment in Stuttgart (Germany) history. We are planning to commemorate this date when transport of Jewish citizens were commenced […]

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Garry Fabian’s updated Holocaust memoir, ‘A Look Back Over My Shoulder’ now on line

A LOOK BACK OVER  MY SHOULDER By Garry Fabian Editor’s Note: In 1936 Garry Fabian’s family fled Germany to Czechoslovakia, hoping to escape  Nazi persecution, but in vain. By 1942 Garry, aged eight, was interned in  Theresienstadt. He was to spend till May 1945 in that ‘model’ concentration  camp and was one of only about […]

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Theresienstadt survivor marks 66th anniversary of his liberation

By Garry Fabian MELBOURNE, Australia, May 5 — This day every year has a special, and very personal, significance to me – on the 5th of May 1945, three Soviet tanks rolled into the Theresienstadt Ghetto, bringing a four year  nightmare for those who survived to a close. While almost seven decades have passed since that […]

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Nachas for Garry Fabian, our Australia bureau chief

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Holocaust anthology provides insight for readers, therapy for writers

 Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems & Essays by Holocaust Survivors, Toronto, SoulInscriptionsPress.com, 2010, 312 pages, ISBN 978-0-9864770-0-3. By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Canadian journalist Shlomit Kriger has brought together the reflections, stories and poems of nearly 50 Holocaust Survivors in an anthology that covers many aspects—and emotions—of the Shoah.  Marking Humanity could serve […]

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