Posts Tagged ‘The Holocaust’

UPinion: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

UPinion: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I’m white. Okay, I said it. For me it doesn’t matter. But, knowing full well what the advantages of being “white” are (see: white privilege) I try really hard to understand what life is like for people of color. My best friend is a dark skinned Latino man. His life is […]


UPinion: How Small is the World – How Fleeting is Time….

UPinion: How Small is the World - How Fleeting is Time….

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) In May and June of 1944 approximately 424,000 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Most of them were murdered upon arrival. Among them were my great uncle, Zoltan Grunfeld, his wife Pepi Rusznak and their sons, Siju and Piki, both under the age of 15. Writing their names makes them seem […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Film Maker Evokes The World of Frankfort-On-The-Hudson | NY Times

By MERVYN ROTHSTEIN Published: August 24, 1986 In 1936, when Manny Kirchheimer was 5 years old, he and his family fled Hitler’s Germany and settled in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. They were not alone – by 1950 there were 20,000 Jews in Washington Heights, most of whom had come to this country from […]


Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Vote For Broad Channel To Win Innovative Theater Award

Uptown’s own Up Theater Company is in the running for an Innovative Theater Award for the truly brilliant Broad Channel. Show them some Uptown Love and vote for them via the link below. You have until Sunday, May 25th. http://nyitawards.com/vote/ Check out: Broad Channel – The Review


Broad Channel – The Review

Broad Channel - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Malcolm X changed the trajectory of my life. The Malcolm that I encountered in the Autobiography of Malcolm X transformed a bright but rudderless and somewhat bitter teen into a student of history. I no longer saw history as a dormant and static record of a long ago forgotten past that […]

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