| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Stories have power. They can bridge divides between strangers and make them feel as connected as kin.
On the couch in her Encino living room on a rainy December afternoon, Paula Lebovics is holding hands with Olga Burkhardt.
"She's my granddaughter,"...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Despite a lack of coverage in the media, I recently went on to YouTube to see why the video from Nicki Minaj titled "Only," was causing the Jewish community to be upset. I read an article explaining that a Holocaust survivor had come across the video...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The horrors of the Holocaust will be remembered Thursday through Sunday with a concert, film screenings and an art exhibition in Las Vegas.
The Palazzo resort will host “The Last Survivor Weekend,” during which stories of the World War II...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:29 AM
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| 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...