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  • Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned

    Fall cruise recalls plight of Jewish refugees on Voyage of the Damned
    The 1939 sailing of the German ship the St. Louis -- popularized in the book and movie "Voyage of the Damned" -- was a painful precursor to the Holocaust. Now, 75 years later, a November cruise will recall some of that ill-fated trip. The hopes of the...
  • Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy

    Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy
    This is the story of a Boy Scout from Connecticut who grew up to become a Nazi spy during World War II — and another Boy Scout who helped capture the traitor. This true tale contains all the elements of a film about espionage — a defection...
  • Democrats Must Stand For More Than Keno

    This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
  • Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours

    Two of the Greatest Generation's not-so-finest hours
    Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
  • On stage for the L.A. Phil's Hollywood Bowl party

    On stage for the L.A. Phil's Hollywood Bowl party
    At a season preview party at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda welcomed guests and sponsors to what she called L.A.'s "truly populist yet world-class venue." "On what other stage in the world can you...
  • A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors

     A flood of memories for Holocaust survivors
    Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years. A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world. So it was at...
  • Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]

    Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]
    The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best...
  • Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees

    Letters: America's inhumanity to Jewish refugees
    Re "The voyage back," Feb. 3 Thanks to Robert Krakow for writing the play "The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," and to The Times for printing the article about the hundreds of European Jewish refugees in 1939 who were refused entry into Cuba and the...
  • Review: 'Monuments Men' talks big but lacks artful direction

    Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...
  • State dinner for France's Hollande may get awkward after his breakup

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
  • Shirley Temple helped save America

    Shirley Temple helped save America
    When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple. Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s. Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....