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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate

     Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate
    Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Nazi art discovery in Germany could pose legal challenges

    The recently revealed discovery of more than 1,400 works of art stashed away in an apartment in Munich, Germany, could pose a number of legal challenges for individuals looking to make a claim, an art expert said in an interview.  Officials in Germany...
  • 'Web Therapy's' Lisa Kudrow doesn't shrink from her TV chores

     'Web Therapy's' Lisa Kudrow doesn't shrink from her TV chores
    Actor-producer Lisa Kudrow had two season premieres on different networks this past week — Showtime's "Web Therapy," which goes into its fifth season with Kudrow playing Skyping shrink "without patience" Fiona Wallice, and "Who Do You Think You Are?...
  • A taste of James Franco's Comedy Central roast

    After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way. "It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
  • Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?

    Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?
    In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
  • As Obama hesitates, Israel worries

     As Obama hesitates, Israel worries
    President Obama has repeatedly and publicly declared that the United States will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons; he has, apparently, promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as much. While he has not explicitly declared that the...
  • Pines man accompanies father to Germany for Kristallnacht commemoration

    Pines man accompanies father to Germany for Kristallnacht commemoration
    Paul Ranis didn't know much about his father's German upbringing. So the Pembroke Pines resident was honored when Peter Ranis invited him to Germany for the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass." The government of...
  • Nazi hunters launch German campaign to nab war criminals

    On a mission to hunt down long-elusive Nazi fugitives, Operation Last Chance was launched in major German cities Tuesday by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center. The center’s director for Israel, Efraim Zuroff, pronounced the quest to bring...
  • A portrait of Roman Polanski at 80

    No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...