Research Reminders II

It’s never enough to remind ourselves about the deep dives online that get us in trouble by not looking critically at websites when we are looking for information online. Every day there is another scam and misinformation for the unsuspecting. So, below are tips to...

Research is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be..

While the Internet is magic in that it brings the world to your fingertips, it is also a big problem if you don’t follow some basic rules. There is a lot of junk and misinformation out there and you can get into a lot of trouble if you are not careful and discerning....

How genealogy figures in to “Regina of Warsaw”

The phrase, “children’s orphanages” were not words that ever came up in my life and circles. When most of us think of orphanages, we think of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist. His story gruesomely illustrates the cruelty of life for children, women, and the poor in Victorian London. He tells of the horrors of life in an unscrupulous orphanage owner like Mr. Bumble, or the likes of Bill Sykes.

A Parent’s Sacrifice for Hope – To Save a Child’s Life

Ilse never saw her family again. For a short while she received some letters from them through the Red Cross. “He [her father] wrote into my diary saying he hoped his words would give me courage and comfort, knowing not when or where we would meet again. During the war, the Red Cross forwarded correspondence, until about 1941 or 1942. The letters stopped and I learned my mother and sister were shipped to Therezin and later Auschwitz and murdered by the Nazis.”

 “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America” a book review by Geri Spieler

Rebecca Lester’s book “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America,” attempts to cover the medical communities’ Herculean efforts to cure a wide range of eating disorders. The book focuses on the complicated relationship between the attempts to treat those who suffer from eating disorders and the apparent failure of the system to heal them. And at its heart, Lester writes, “It is critical to understand that eating disorders are not about food—not really. They are about a deep, abiding, toxic shame and self-negation that is so embedded that it may never fully be eradicated.”

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