| Jul 29, 2012
| 11:13 PM
Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95.
Eisen died July 19 of...
| Sep 18, 2011
Instead of bouquets of freshly cut flowers, potted houseplants line the windowsill in hospital Room 537.
Like a hostess in her own home, Barbara Latasiewicz offers visitors beverages from the minifridge given to her by hospital staff one Christmas. After...
| Feb 16, 2012
"In Darkness" is a pitiless glimpse into the inferno, into hell not only on earth but below it. Based on a true story, it visits the sewers of the Polish city of Lvov during World War II, a place where a group of Jews lived for more than a year under...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles this week hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Poland during the 1980s. Speaking at the event was......
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
WARSAW, Poland -- Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the......
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the e-mail address for Joanna Clay.
Philip Bialowitz made a promise before he escaped the Sobibór death camp in Poland: If he got out, he would share his story with the world.
On Sunday, visitors to the Chabad Jewish...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Poland is important to many Chicago-area residents, but what does Chicago mean to Poland? Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski stayed a day past the official NATO summit to visit Polish-Americans and the Chicago Tribune editorial board Tuesday. During...
| Dec 4, 2011
100 Years Ago
Rolling out the welcome mat
In the Times social column:
"Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis have returned to their home on Rolling Road after...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:49 AM
A military prosecutor in Poland attempted to take his own life Monday by shooting himself in the head after wrapping a news conference on the plane crash that killed the country's president.
According to reports, Mikolaj Przybyl shot himself inside his...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:39 PM
An exhibition on an all-but-forgotten era in Jewish worship, “Wooden Synagogues of Europe,” will open Sept. 13 at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The 10 models are 1/40th scale replicas of synagogues built in...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Five days. That’s all it took after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for Danuta Hinc to realize that she needed to write a book about how such a thing could happen.
“I realized that I needed to know what leads people to make such...