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Todd Michael Edelman

Current Location:: Davis, Yolo, California, United States
Birthplace: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Son of Private and Elisheva Gold (Malek)
Brother of Jay Alan Edelman

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About Todd Michael Edelman

The Mysteriously Long Lives of Male Holocaust Survivors

HUNGARIAN RESEARCH WEB SITES (Revised March 2016) - Vivian Kahn

Various academic papers on Jews and their relations with others in Central and Eastern Europe.

Jewish Americans Changed Their Names, But Not at Ellis Island

Uncovering the Shoah: Resistance of Jews and Efforts to Inform the World on Genocide

Why didn't Jews organize and rebel against the Nazi rule?

Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II

Need Help Tracing Your Jewish Roots?
A Five-minute Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research

One decree that did have far-reaching consequences ordered Jews to adopt personal and family names (23 July 1787). T'his was yet another expression of bureaucratic standardization linked to the obligation that rabbis now maintain parish registers (Matrikel) of births, marriages, and deaths. The personal names were expressly ordered to be German ones and were chosen from a prepared list of ostensibly biblical, but often bizarre names such as Abdenago, Achitophel, Nabuchadonosor, and Semiramith. At the same time, typical postbiblical names such as Meir and Akiba were missing. These choices were soon rectified. Jews were usually free to choose their family names (there is little actual evidence of the abuses that reportedly were visited upon Galician Jews by malicious officials); most, save the Italians, chose German names though there were a few who elected Slavic or Hungarian ones. -


Magyarország iparosainak és kereskedőinek czím- és lakjegyzéke 1892 (Address and residence register of industry and traders in Hungary 1892)

Budapest Survivors in summer 1945

Elkészült a magyar holokauszttúlélők digitális adattára

The Splendour and the Misery of the House of Fates

Virtual walk in the synagogues

Ferenc Laczó: “Authentic and Acceptable”–On a certain vision of Jewish Fates in Orbán’s Hungary

The attack against the Neolog Jewish organization by “Tappanch”

Digitization done: Family History Library Record Lookup

Slovakia is beginning to discover its Jewish heritage

Reading Hebrew Tombstones

Jewish Surname Changes in Hungary (19th–20th century) Note: Opens PDF.

List of German exonyms for places in Slovakia

List of cities and towns in Slovakia

Cisarik names of Slovak villages in multiple languages

Ashkenazic Shared DNA Survey - September 2019 Update

An Updated World-Wide Characterization of the Cohen Modal Haplotype, opens PDF

German Genealogical Word List

Hungarian Genealogical Word List

Slovak Genealogical Word List

Jiddis jövevényszavak a magyar nyelvben (Yiddish words in Hungarian language)


Latin American immigration databases....

Imperial War Museums gallery to question way Holocaust understood - Exhibition to challenge narrative that genocide happened in the shadows.

Quora - Holocaust.

There is still so much hatred’: looking back on Holocaust documentary The Last Days

Auschwitz 1940-1945, BBC-CPB joint production from 2005.

2021 IHRA Grant Projects

The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance, Judy Batalion, The New York Times Opinion, 18 March 2021.

Presentation of Holocaust Remembrance Service for Carpathian Jews - May 17, 2020

Only as old as your genes: Ashkenazi ‘super-agers’ could hold key to long life - The Times of Israel, September 18, 2020

World War II in Europe Ended 75 Years Ago—But the World Is Still Fighting Over Who Gets to Say What Happened -Time, May 4, 2020.

Telling the OTD Tale; or, My Scandalous Rejection of Unorthodox" - Jewish Review of Books, May 3, 2020.

Do Holocaust Survivors Dream of Electric Sheep?- The profound weirdness of the Shoah Foundation’s hologram effort, Tablet, April 20, 2020.

To Dream of a Jewish President, Talia Lavin, New Republic, February 13, 2020

Bernie Sanders: Being Jewish is 1 of 2 factors that shaped my outlook, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 6, 2020

Wearing your natural curls is an act of Jewish resistance, JTA Opinion, January 15, 2020.

The Brief Jewish History of Herring, Frances Katz, My Jewish Learning, February 19, 2020

A different treaty than Trianon - AND Versailles - would have made Europe more stable, respected national aspirations in a sustainable way and brought the aggressive pact that invaded Belgium, France etc to some kind of justice.

Yet since Trianon only three countries here killed significant members of their own citizens, mostly Jews, including Hungary. There is no excuse for this, even if the Soviet Union was a threat.

In all of these countries, where is the leadership currently considered the least democratic?

Hungary will not be re-constituted, and for now I wish that the EU was more independent of the USA and NATO.

Shall we start worrying more about people and less about borders?

Movement Between Austro-Hungarian Towns, Lara's Genealogy, January 19, 2020.

A shocking number of Jews have become willing collaborators in white supremacy.

Should we try Holocaust survivor-collaborators?, Jerusalem Post, January 2, 2020.

Hungary: Mourning architect Anna Perczel 1942-2021, passionate Jewish heritage researcher and activist

The Holocaust in Slovakia (USHMM).

Holocaust Survivors Recall Exact Day Holocaust Started Right Out Of The Blue

The Lost Music of the Holocaust

Jewish and Roma students making music together in Hungary

We Wander, Jewish and Nature-themed guided tours in Slovakia.

Most Jews Didn't Die at Auschwitz

How the Definition of Holocaust Survivor Has Changed Since the End of World War II, Smithsonian Magazine, May 1, 2019.

Book review by Helen Epstein: Well Worth Saving: American Universities’ Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe, by Laurel Leff.

USHMM Slovakia-theme collection.

Holocaust Movies: 17 of the Best Films Beyond Schindler's List

Can a work of fiction about the Holocaust be inaccurate?, The Irish Times, January 11, 2020

The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

The Jews Who Dreamed of Utopia

You know kids, I wish every mom and dad would make a speech to their teenagers and say kids, be free, be whatever you are, do whatever you want to do, just so long as you don't hurt anybody. And remember kids, I am your friend.

I would just like to say that it is my conviction that longer hair and other flamboyant affectations of appearance are nothing more than the male's emergence from his drab camouflage into the gaudy plumage which is the birthright of his sex.

There is a peculiar notion that elegant plumage and fine feathers are not proper for the male.When actually... that is the way things are In most species.

- from "My Conviction", from the musical HAIR.

Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Have Altered Stress Hormones

Reflections on Auschwitz: The psychopathology of power, Translated from the original: Kępiński A.: “Refleksje oświęcimskie: psychopatologia władzy.” Przegląd Lekarski – Oświęcim, 1967.

Check Our Privilege by Reconnecting With Real Ashkenazi Culture

A party for Jewry’s phantom limb - Sunday, October 22, 2017, a party was thrown to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Worker’s Bund of Russia, Poland and Lithuania, sponsored by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan.

We Hasidic Jews of Monsey must ignore the outsiders who want us to take up arms and politicize our tragedy

Reveal your family on the only Tree with Geni!!

Are You My Cousin?

On Certainty in Genealogy.

Answers to Geni Skeptics

Interrupters? Linguist says it’s Jewish way

Why Did Adolf Hitler Hate the Jews?

Thirty-two frightening snapshots of a hanging. And no one knew who the victims were – until now.

The untold story of Jewish anti-Zionists in Israel

The Forgotten History of the Jewish, Anti-Zionist Left

Jewish Currents 2020 Year in Review

Why do people treat the word 'Jew' as an insult?

A Response to WaPo’s Vaguely Anti-Semitic “Don’t Date Jewish Men” Column, from a Jewish Man

The demise of the nation state

Are My Friends Really My Friends?

Cast Iron Restoration, Seasoning, Cleaning & Cooking. Cast Iron skillets, griddles and pots.

Edelman surname, globally.

Hungary's New Holocaust Museum Isn't Open Yet, But It's Already Causing Concern.

Call by 240 Jewish and Israeli scholars to German government on BDS and Anti-Semitism


Meet The Edelweiss Pirates: The Little-Known Teenaged Resistance Fighters Of Nazi Germany.

Gypsies in the Holocaust - The Story of Some of the Forgotten Victims of the Nazis

How Dreams Change Under Authoritarianism - When the Nazis came to power, the writer Charlotte Beradt began collecting dreams. What did she learn?

MACSE - Hungarian Genealogy Society membership.


AI can’t color old photos accurately. Here’s why

We present a brief overview of basic military service in the Czech lands from 1649 to the present.