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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • America has a moral responsibility to victims of persecution and violence [Letter]

    America has a moral responsibility to victims of persecution and violence [Letter]
    A recent letter writer likened the current turning away of Latino children with the turning away of potential victims of the Holocaust during the 1930s ("Are we sending migrant children back to their deaths?" July 18). It seems unimaginable that...
  • Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum

    Court seems to boost claim to 'Adam' and 'Eve' at Norton Simon Museum
    The Bible tells us that all the world's troubles began with Adam and Eve taking fateful bites of forbidden fruit. The German Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Elder captured the moment in 1530, painting Adam and Eve on paired wooden panels that...
  • Germany may allow publication of 'Mein Kampf'

    "Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, race hatred, and the pre-history of the Holocaust." So asks and answers the well-known author Gotz Aly in his recent book published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, and I suppose all this...
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace

    Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall, calls for Middle East peace
    Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace. In an image likely to become one of the most...
  • Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester

    Edith Flagg dies at 94; L.A. designer helped popularize polyester
    Fashion designer Edith Flagg was on a trip to Switzerland in the mid-1960s when she encountered, in a shop, a knitted clothing fabric that had a resemblance to wool but didn't much wrinkle. "I said to the girl, 'What is this?'" Flagg said on the reality...
  • Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

    Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust
    Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back. But how does one show the willful obliteration of...
  • 'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship

     'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship
    James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as...
  • Elie Wiesel, history's witness

    Elie Wiesel, history's witness
    It was a fine April day last week that found Elie Wiesel at Chapman University; it was a fine April day too, 58 years earlier, when the gaunt, teenage Wiesel found himself alive and suddenly free to walk out of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In the...
  • Vacations with a payoff

    Vacations with a payoff
    Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...