Erica Hecht now lives in Stowe, but was born in Hungary in 1934. She is a child survivor of the Holocaust, and Hecht's mother converted from Judaism to Catholicism in an attempt to protect her family from persecution.
Sunday began the annual observance of Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for victims and survivors of the Holocaust. In communities around Vermont, people gathered to share their own families' history of escape and survival from the genocide of Jews during World War II.
Students at Waterville Elementary School are gathered around a classroom table, deep in discussion about the characters in A Night Divided, especially the book's main character – 12-year-old Gerta, who lives in East Berlin.
Twenty-first century technology has made its way onto a 19th-century building in Hamden. WNPR recently visited the headquarters of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, which just installed solar panels on its office.
There’s always a demand for work gloves. If the only trick to selling them is to make sure they’re well-made, then Green Mountain Glove Company should be doing OK. But time and change have taken their toll on the Randolph manufacturer.
Marches are planned in Washington and across the country this week as Donald Trump takes office. In Vermont, simultaneous protests against Trump are also being organized. We're talking about the history of political protest: what forms it has taken and what it can accomplish.
British-born Brattleboro resident Denise "Jane" Ashworth has been defying expectations her whole life. She was a translator in World War II, she was among the first women to work the trails for the U.S. Forest Service — and now she's self-published her first children's book.
Jake Burton Carpenter's first snowboard factory was in the southern Vermont resort town of Londonderry, near the Stratton and Bromley ski areas, and now the town wants to install a sculpture to let everyone know.
A populist and nativist political movement stunned skeptics when it swept into office after a fiercely contested election. That might describe the victory of President-elect Donald Trump, but it’s also true of the 1854 election, when the Know Nothing Party won nearly every elective office in Massachusetts.
Seventy-five years ago, Americans woke up to shocking news on the radio. The bombing of Pearl Harbor thrust America into war on two fronts – and for nearly everyone, it meant the world as they knew it would never be the same.
It's the end of an era in Burlington for what's been called the country's oldest all-ages punk venue. 242 Main, which was housed in the basement of Memorial Auditorium, is closing for the time being due to structural issues with the building.