Tisha B’Av, which is the ninth day of the Jewish month Av, is a day of mourning. It is the day that both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed. The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE. The second was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. This date… Read more »

August 2nd is the Day of Remembrance of the Sinti and Roma Genocide. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Zigeunerfamilienlager (“Gypsy Family Camp”) of Auschwitz II-Birkenau, during which almost 3,000 Roma children and adults were killed in gas chambers. The liquidation had been planned for May 16th, 1944, but the… Read more »

This month’s featured portrait is of Anna Maria Steinbach, a young Sinti girl from the Netherlands. Anna Maria was nine years old when her family was forced to board a train for Auschwitz where she and her family were killed, most likely on August 2, 1944—70 years ago. Jamie T, a student from Wellington High School… Read more »