• My Road to Truth

    My Road to Truth

    As I watch the endless news stories about the Ukrainian people driven from their homeland by a ruthless tyrant, I think of my journey to understand my father’s refugee years and how what I learned changed the trajectory of my life and my view of the world. I look at the face of a refugee…

  • Wannsee Conference – What it Means for Today

    Wannsee Conference – What it Means for Today

    The 80th Anniversary of the Wannsee Conference …What it Means for Today     By Joanie Holzer Schirm  “For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.”            —Simon Wiesenthal In late May 1942, train records indicate that my paternal Czech Bohemian grandparents, Arnost and Olga Holzer, perished at the hands of the Nazis…