| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual Family
KAA Publishing; 176 pages
Every so often I encounter people who claim to have mystical perceptions — a classmate who insisted that he once lived in a haunted house and saw the devil...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The 1939 sailing of the German ship the St. Louis -- popularized in the book and movie "Voyage of the Damned" -- was a painful precursor to the Holocaust. Now, 75 years later, a November cruise will recall some of that ill-fated trip.
The hopes of the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:46 AM
If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The son of infamous German art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, who helped Adolf Hitler hoard art looted from Jews during the Holocaust, says he’s now willing to return works his father had acquired to the heirs of their victimized owners.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
She noticed. Talking about Moscow's not very disguised invasion of Crimea, Hillary Clinton made the obvious comparison with Hitler's seizure of one piece of Europe after another in the 1930s:
"Now if this sounds familiar," she told a fundraising luncheon...
| Mar 23, 2014
If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Perhaps the darkest episode in human history, the Holocaust has been at the center of Jewish and world consciousness for over six decades. In the spring of 1940, France was invaded and occupied by Nazi troops. Both my parents and grandparents, who were...
| May 9, 2014
The damage inflicted on 2,000 eighth-graders in Rialto who were told to weigh the historical validity of the Holocaust is done ("Rialto school officials apologize for Holocaust assignment," May 7). Oyuky Barragan, a student who spoke at the emergency...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:51 AM
In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier.
None of it...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people.
After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
| Apr 27, 2014
In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square,...