International

Former Chronicle editor Eglash represents ambassador 

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NEW YORK – Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Gilad Erdan has appointed Ruth Eglash, a past assistant editor for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, as his chief communications officer for the international media.  Eglash, a daughter-in-law of Judy and Norb Eglash of Glendale, has decades of experience in journalism. For the past eight years, she reported on […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee will make Buchenwald scrip part of its permanent collection 

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  Brian Mielke, 37, Milwaukee, has donated a Buchenwald concentration camp scrip – or stand-in for currency – to Jewish Museum Milwaukee.   Brian has held the scrip, along with other historic currency and coins from his deceased grandfather’s collection, ever since his grandfather died in 2005. Brian’s grandfather, John Mielke, served as a sergeant during […]

Hilde Adler to recall Kristallnacht  in online event  

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  MADISON — Hilde Adler was just 10 years old on Nov. 9, 1938, when German soldiers stormed her family’s home in Nuremburg, Germany.   At home alone with her nanny, Adler wasn’t sure what the soldiers wanted, but she was scared all the same.   “I remember that a man in tall black boots came into […]

First Person: ‘My World’…by the ER doctor who splits between Milwaukee and Israel

First Person: ‘My World’…by the ER doctor who splits between Milwaukee and Israel

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Twenty-five years ago, my wife Anne and I bought a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. We were two working doctors with small children living in the Biblical suburbs where the story of Chanukah took place. The dollhouse of a flat was Anne’s psychiatry clinic. With an Oriental room divider and a coat rack, the […]

Finding resilience during the global pandemic

Finding resilience during the global pandemic

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor E. Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning” We are living in a challenging time as we face the COVID-19 threat and its impact on ourselves and around the world. The extent of harm and death is tragic; therefore, […]