Holocaust survivor’s daughter learns how to escape lifelong struggle with anxiety, resentment and anger

Being the child of a Holocaust survivor can be difficult. Who could possibly understand the horrific experience? But one woman from the northern suburbs learned a lesson in forgiveness that could be helpful for anyone living with fear, anger or...

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Terror Hits Home: The Chicago Jewish News Cover Story

Karen’s story has also been published in the Deerfield Patch “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.” -Eckhart Tolle It had been months since my children were all home and I couldn’t...

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Excerpt: Descendants of Rajgród

Just one mile south of Rajgród, toward Grajewo, off Highway 61 and near the border of another small village (named Opartowa), we found another dirt road leading to another village (named Okoniówce), where we turned off toward the lake. We...

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About Karen

Karen L. Kaplan was born and raised in West Rogers Park, a Jewish neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. She received her B.A. from the...

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Rajgród Memorial

Click the button below to download a PDF with information about the installation, desecration and repair of the Rajgrod monument

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Gregory Smith, director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, applauded the teen, his family and everyone who helped mold Brandt Jean into the young man that he has become. “You are truly a model of good parenting,” he said....

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In the center square of Rhodes, is a Holocaust memorial dedicated to the Greeek Jews that perished during WWII.

“Today the world must fight against anti-semtisim.” – Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki Click HERE to watch the Video  

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    July 24, 2016 Lorna Cameron Tough …….I had always believed, Karen, that our bodies carried “our” trauma and I discussed with my therapist last week what you said in your interview and how I wondered whether I carried my father’s ptsd. She was in agreement with you. Wake up calls galore for me so I am ...more

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