Auschwitz I

In June 2014, I travelled to New York, Germany and Poland as a FASPE journalism fellow.  The Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is a fellowship program of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York that takes young professionals in journalism, law, medicine, seminary and business to important Holocaust sites in Germany and Poland where they discuss professional ethics under the lens of the Holocaust, looking particularly at how members of their respective professions contributed to the Nazi atrocities through blatant complicity or passive inaction, and how those lessons resonate with ethical issues they face in their professions today. These photos were taken at Auschwitz I concentration camp in Poland.

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Columbus Day Parade

By Karen Petree

Petree_ColumbusDay_04The biggest celebration of Italian American culture took place in New York City today. The 69th annual Columbus Day Parade drew thousands of floats, marching bands and spectators to Fifth Avenue between 44th Street and 72nd Street in Manhattan. Over 35,000 people participated in the parade, including New York governor Andrew Cuomo and city council members. Click continue to open slideshow. Continue reading “Columbus Day Parade”

NYC Celebrates its Hispanic Heritage

By Karen Petree

Hispanic Heritage Day Parade in Manhattan. Oct. 13, 2013The Hispanic Day Parade took place today on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The parade was a festive close to Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasted from September 15 through October 15. Parade participants marched along Fifth Ave. between 44th and 72nd Streets. According to the 2010 Census, over 28% of New Yorkers identify as Hispanic.  Click continue to open slideshow. Continue reading “NYC Celebrates its Hispanic Heritage”