Holocaust http://nhpr.org en Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/holocaust-memorial-opens-nashua <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s first public memorial to the victims of the Holocaust officially opens in downtown Nashua this Sunday.</p><p>Unlike many memorials and museums, its funding didn’t come from a committee or a foundation.</p><p>Instead, the $150,000 was raised by a single man, former Nashua alderman Fred Teeboom, who was a Jewish child in hiding after the Nazis occupied Holland.</p><p>Nearly 70 years after he lived as a hidden child during World War II, Fred Teeboom is on a mission.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:40:16 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 49441 at http://nhpr.org Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05042013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: are we catching up with technology? This week we'll explore the very human way we interact with technology; resistance is futile.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:47:19 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26795 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 Word of Mouth 03.16.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03162013 <p>Our niftiest and spiffiest content, all in one great show. This week, a look at the shifting human condition. Holocaust survivors being turned into holograms, a Russian "Swiss Family Robinson" that missed most of the 20th Century, corporate anthropologists, transplant "tourism," the nasty effect of internet comments, and a former professor pens a memoir about being stalked by an ex- student online.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 13:21:49 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 23753 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.16.2013 Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories http://nhpr.org/post/holograms-preserve-holocaust-survivor-stories <p>New research by historians at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reveals the shocking scope of Hitler’s final solution that led to the death of an estimated 15-20 million people and the imprisonment of millions more. It’s an incomprehensible number—42,500 Nazi concentration camps, ghettoes, and labor sites were created leading up to and during World War Two. &nbsp;</p><p>The average age for a Holocaust survivor is 79-years-old, and their carefully documented personal histories may just become that—a record. A new project is working to preserve their first-hand accounts as holograms for museums to educate future generations about the Holocaust. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:25:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23175 at http://nhpr.org Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories Traveling Auschwitz-Birkenau Exhibit Stops In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/traveling-auschwitz-birkenau-exhibit-stops-nh <p>A <a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhculture/mediaroom/2013/auschwitz_exhibit.htm" target="_blank">new exhibit</a> that takes a closer look at what happened at a notorious Nazi death camp opened at the <a href="http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/" target="_blank">New Hampshire State Library</a> today.</p><p>The exhibit, which is traveling the country on loan from Poland’s <a href="http://en.auschwitz.org/m/" target="_blank">Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum</a>, includes a set of 31 posters featuring photos of the horrific conditions at the death camp.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:16:42 +0000 Amanda Loder 23049 at http://nhpr.org Traveling Auschwitz-Birkenau Exhibit Stops In N.H. History Lost in Time http://nhpr.org/post/history-lost-time <p>Ray Douglas recently published his new book "Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans After the Second World War,” which documents the expulsion of between 12 million and 14 million German-speaking civilians from various European countries to war torn following the atrocities of the holocaust.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:53:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9469 at http://nhpr.org History Lost in Time 'Violins Of Hope': Instruments From The Holocaust http://nhpr.org/post/violins-hope-instruments-holocaust Amnon Weinstein first encountered a violin from the Holocaust 50 years ago. He was a young violin maker in Israel, and a customer brought him an old instrument in terrible condition and wanted it restored.<p>The customer had played on the violin on the way to the gas chamber, but he survived because the Germans needed him for their death camp orchestra. He hadn't played on it since.<p>"So I opened the violin, and there inside there [were] ashes," Weinstein says.<p>Weinstein was horrified; were these incinerated remnants of concentration camp victims? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:32:00 +0000 3145 at http://nhpr.org 'Violins Of Hope': Instruments From The Holocaust