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Tales from Auschwitz and Israel's Holocaust 'Obsession'
August 26, 2016
Two Holocaust survivors share their story. Plus, has Israel's mandate to 'never forget' made its leaders fearful and paranoid?
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Eva and Magda: Surviving 'The Selection' August 26, 2016
Just over 70 years ago, Soviet soldiers liberated 7,000 Jews and others from the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Among them were Eva Fahidi and Magda Brown, who were just teenagers when they first arrived. They were placed before Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele and waved to the right-- to live. They joined us in 2011 to reflect on that brief, defining moment with the man dubbed "the angel of death."

Jeff McAllister, director of the 2011 documentary, The Selection
Magda Brown and Eva Fahidi

Eva (left) and Magda in our studio.

Israel’s Holocaust 'Obsession?' August 26, 2016
The six million victims of the Holocaust command us to ‘never forget.’ But perhaps honoring that memory can go too far. Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Israeli Parliament, nearly threw away his political career six years ago when he published a book arguing that Israel's emphasis on the Holocaust has become obsessive, feeding an unhealthy nationalism crippled by paranoia.

Israeli author Daniel Gordis says, yes, Israel's Holocaust memories carry a serious price. But he says the rest of the world is not committed to remembering, so if not Israel and the Jewish people, then who? Our interviews first aired in June 2009.

Avraham Burg, author of "The Holocaust is Over: We Must Rise from Its Ashes"
Daniel Gordis, author of "Saving Israel: How the Jewish State Can Win a War That May Never End"