| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring.
When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
The Canadian writer Atwood, author of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As both a producer and a director, Stanley Kramer was fearless.
As a scrappy young independent producer in the late 1940s, he bought the rights to Arthur Laurents' "Home of the Brave," the hit 1946 Broadway play which exposed anti-Semitism in the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
True Blood Season 6 Sunday, June 16 HBO, 8pm ET/PT (Also, don't miss the two-part social media event that kicks off 9am ET June 16 when HBO reveals exclusive secrets from the set of True Blood Season 6 via the profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:08 PM
There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:45 PM
“The Diary of Anne Frank,” the journal of a Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust during the final days of World War II, has been a worldwide phenomenon since it was first published in 1947.
The book was converted into a 1955 play and an...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The true story of an 11-year-old Czech boy who escaped the Holocaust is the subject of the award-winning documentary "Misa's Fugue" that will air at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on WFMZ-69. More than 200 Fleetwood High School students, 10 Fleetwood teachers......
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The number on Marge Fettman’s left arm is too blurred to read, but the 88-year-old Holocaust survivor knows it by heart: “21,880,” she says.
One of few remaining Holocaust survivors, Fettman lost her parents and other relatives at...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Local organizations are joining together to present programs commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
If you don't know the significance of Kristallnacht, then that is the one reason you should attend any of these events. Considered by...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H.
A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis.
Question & Answer column of The...