| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
In the summer of 1938, David Kurtz, an American businessman on a six-week European vacation with his wife and friends, made a home movie that captured three minutes of life in his birthplace, the Polish town of Nasielsk.
In Germany, Hitler's anti-...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Documentaries are a genre I favor, but even within this group, some stand out from the crowd for being especially audacious and adventurous.
In this group is "The Great Flood," a film directed by Bill Morrison, who combines newsreel and archive...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:29 AM
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| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:55 PM
If there is any chance of a conflict of interest, it's incumbent upon a reporter to acknowledge it, a disclosure that generally runs midstory but in this case can't wait. Even for an instant, I can't pretend to be objective about revelations that ex-Nazis...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:51 PM
More than 100 people recently crowded Temple Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach to view local filmmaker Beach Richard Bloom's latest documentary, "Defending Holocaust History."
The film discusses the rise of the latest anti-Semitism movement coming out of...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
It is no longer a revelation that U.S. intelligence services and other government agencies allowed thousands of Nazis, from rocket scientists to concentration camp guards, to stream into this country after World War II. Richard Rashke's excellent 2013...
| Oct 10, 2014
During the darkest days of World War II, when much of Europe was under Nazi domination, Jews on the continent were imperiled: rounded up and murdered in concentration camps, under siege elsewhere, or on the run.
In the Italian village of Anghiari,...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It may seem insensitive, if not callously cynical, to use the term "novelty value" when appraising a documentary dealing with the Holocaust. But that's precisely what distinguishes Vanessa Lapa's "The Decent One" from countless previous nonfiction...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:27 PM
As an author, Dirk Kamper was intrigued by the story of Kurt Landauer, a concentration camp survivor who helped turn Bayern Munich into one of the best soccer teams in the world.
But as a German, he was more than a little apprehensive about exploring...