| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:23 AM
When it comes to the Holocaust, enough already, sometimes, am I right? Enough art, music, books, museums concerning that outrage of the last century, that crime beyond all crimes, that archetype of man's inhumanity, etc.
Of course, "enough of the...
| Sep 26, 2014
Historians still debate how so many "ordinary men" — and women, too — managed to countenance, encourage and commit mass murder during the Nazi era. Were they brutalized by the violence of war and susceptible to peer pressure, as Christopher...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail -- desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash.
In their Holocaust...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, Sept. 16:
The United States and its allies have been very thorough since the 9/11 attacks at waging war to root out radical jihadists. But they've done a lousy job at fighting...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As a senior student at the Park Vista High School in Lake Worth, I spent the last year's fall semester in Israel, at the new Eshel HaNassi youth village of the Alexander Muss High School near Be'er Sheva in the Negev. In this rich and intriguing Israeli...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:35 AM
On the frigid evening of Feb. 15, 2001, a silver-haired woman who stood less than 5 feet tall packed some skirts, blouses and underwear into two brown shopping bags. She put on her gray winter coat, locked the door to her Skokie home and fled. After she...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:06 AM
On Monday, Sept. 8, an art exhibit based on the journal of a young Jewish French woman during the Holocaust will open at the Highland Park Public Library.
Titled 'Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life,' the exhibit originates from the Mémorial de la Shoah, the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back.
But how does one show the willful obliteration of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:44 PM
While Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, the president of Shalom International, appreciates the larger rallies local Federations and synagogues have been holding to show their support of Israel, Kunst says his organization fills a different need.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle.
"I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...