Articles written by Shira Li Bartov

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Peacock's 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' tackles a Holocaust love story based on real events

(JTA) — A Holocaust romance, sparked when a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau is forced to tattoo a number on another prisoner’s arm and they fall in love at first sight, sounds almost implausibly uplifting for a story set in a concentration camp. But...

 

Hulu's 'We Were the Lucky Ones' uncovers a Jewish family's buried past under the Nazis

(JTA) — Georgia Hunter was 15 when she discovered that her grandfather was Jewish. The revelation took place a year after his death, while Hunter was interviewing her grandmother for a school project. “A high school English teacher said, ‘Go out a...

 

A true story of a good deed between a Muslim and a Jew becomes a short film

(JTA) - In 1941 Sarajevo, a Muslim woman hid her Jewish friend from fascist roundups. Half a century later, that same Muslim woman was trapped in the besieged capital during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War...

 

How Adam Sandler's 'You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah' drew on real-life Jewish celebrations

(JTA) - To prepare for their role in creating Adam Sandler's latest movie, crew members hit the Toronto bar and bat mitzvah circuit. Production designer Perry Blake and set decorator Julia Altschul,...

 

The Jewish story behind 'Oppenheimer,' explained

(JTA) - Today is not just "Barbie" release day - moviegoers are also planning to fill theaters across the United States to see Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" biopic. Many hope it will answer a...

 

Is Barbie Jewish?

(JTA) - Long before the craze over the upcoming "Barbie" movie, most people could conjure an image of the doll: She was the beauty standard and the popular girl, a perky, white, ever-smiling brand of...

 

'My Friend Anne Frank' tells the incredible story of how Anne's best friend survived the Holocaust

(JTA) — One spring morning in 1934, two little girls followed their mothers to a corner grocery store in Amsterdam. The mothers, hearing each other speak German to their daughters, discovered they w...

 
 By Shira Li Bartov    News    June 23, 2023

Toronto's first Holocaust museum looks to the post-survivor era

(JTA) - Toronto is home to one of the world's largest Jewish communities, nearly half of the 335,000 Jews in Canada. But until last week, the city did not have a dedicated Holocaust museum. The...

 

As 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' ends, will its Jewish legacy be more than a punchline?

(JTA) - After five seasons, 20 Emmy awards and plenty of Jewish jokes, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" aired its final episode. The lauded Amazon Prime show from Amy Sherman-Palladino has enveloped...

 

The real Jewish history behind Netflix's 'Transatlantic' and the WWII rescue mission that inspired it

(JTA) - While the United States swung its door shut to most refugees during World War II, a young American in France saved thousands, including some of the 20th century's defining artists and...

 

For Jewish fans, Duke's new basketball coach inspires a different version of March Madness

(JTA) — Dylan Geller has taken great pride in his work as a student manager of Duke University’s men’s basketball team since landing the gig as a freshman in 2019. But things felt different this season, and not just because the Blue Devils had a new...

 

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