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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Tourism cliches good and bad

    Tourism cliches good and bad
    There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
  • Jodi Picoult on 'The Storyteller'

    Jodi Picoult on 'The Storyteller'
    Don't mess with Jodi Picoult. The author of a string of best-selling popular novels with weighty themes ripped from the headlines, Picoult pulls no punches. Her latest book, out this month, is "The Storyteller," which is about a young woman who finds...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Eboo Patel explores religious pluralism

    Eboo Patel explores religious pluralism
    Eboo Patel is an idealist. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. The Chicago-based founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and one of President Barack Obama's faith advisers doesn't believe people of different faiths should just all get along. They should work...
  • Breaking the silence

    Breaking the silence
     My father told me little about his agonies in the Holocaust. He never mentioned the beatings he suffered in various concentration camps starting in 1942, nor the death march he survived in January 1945, en route to Buchenwald.   For nearly the...
  • Self-help for the literary set

    Self-help for the literary set
    The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
  • Ferrara Italians maintain rich Jewish history

    Ferrara Italians maintain rich Jewish history
    FERRARA, Italy — Venice's Jewish ghetto is better known, perhaps, but by no means was it the only one in Italy. In the mid-1500s, Ferrara had become a haven for Jews fleeing hostility elsewhere in Europe. The Este dynasty invited Jews here and...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga
    RIGA (Reuters) - A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz. A trip to the Latvian capital is an opportunity to see world...
  • A roundup of graphic novels worth reading

    A roundup of graphic novels worth reading
    The intersection of visual art and language in a graphic novel tilts the reading experience. The reader has no choice but to slide into the author's more specifically defined — and designed — world. The hallmarks of great literature are the...
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...