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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Mona Golabek's tribute to her mother's harrowing story

    Mona Golabek's tribute to her mother's harrowing  story
    As Mona Golabek signs books immediately after each performance of her one-woman show, "The Pianist of Willesden Lane," at the Royal George Theatre, people ask her variations on a theme: "How do you do this every night?" "What do you go through every...
  • A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong

    A tricky maze of dividing right from wrong
    When death comes for me — and, as Markus Zusak's novel, "The Book Thief," makes very clear, death surely is coming for us all — I wouldn't mind if he were played by Francis Guinan. Guinan, an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company...
  • What you should see at Stratford Shakespeare Festival

    What you should see at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    STRATFORD, ONTARIO — It's not easy for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival to accommodate the beautiful mess. Its costs and budgets are massive, its theaters imposing — in its current configuration, Tanya Moiseiwitsch's famous Festival...
  • Commercial musical 'Signs of Life' coming to Biograph

    Commercial musical 'Signs of Life' coming to Biograph
    The peak fall weeks at the Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., won't be occupied by a Victory Gardens Theater production, but a small commercial musical  set during the era of the Holocaust and concerning a ghetto and concentration camp located in...
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List
    Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
  • Review: Bernhard Schlink on life, love and duty in 'Summer Lies'

     Review: Bernhard Schlink on life, love and duty in 'Summer Lies'
    -------------------- Summer Lies Stories Bernhard Schlink Pantheon: 240 pp., $25.95 -------------------- In the summer, it isn't easy being German. For a few weeks each year, the famously efficient German work routine grinds to a halt. Relaxation is...
  • Holocaust Museum's message: Don't bully

    Holocaust Museum's message: Don't bully
    The little girl is only 8, and so she does not yet read newspapers or watch or listen to the local news. But she knew of the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton — some of the older kids she knows had been talking about it. So last Sunday, some...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money

    The Sunday Conversation: Martin Amis talks 'Lionel Asbo,' money
    Martin Amis, once dubbed "fiction's angriest writer," continues dissecting the absurdity and excesses of postmodern society in his latest novel, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," which reaches bookstores Aug. 21. The British novelist, 62, recently moved...
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95 -------------------- It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...
  • Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses

    Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses
    Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To...