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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Theater review: 'We Are Proud to Present' and a time of genocide

     Theater review: 'We Are Proud to Present' and a time of genocide
    Theodor Adorno's oft-quoted, much misunderstood remark, "It is barbaric to write poetry after Auschwitz," raises questions about the ability of artists to represent the Holocaust. How can the cultural tools that were complicit in genocide comment on its...
  • Review: Bodytraffic and L.A. Dance Project in motion

    Review: Bodytraffic and L.A. Dance Project in motion
    Some heavy lifting took place on Sunday night at American Jewish University’s Gindi Auditorium, when Bodytraffic performed excerpts from its 2009 work, “Transfigured Night.”  One of three pieces on a shared bill with L.A. Dance Project,...
  • Daring World War II memoir may be a little too Hollywood

    A sensational upcoming British spy memoir of World War II is replete with derring-do worthy of “Inglourious Basterds”: battlefield bravado, concentration camp horrors, and cameos by J. Robert Oppenheimer and James Bond creator Ian Fleming....
  • Ziad Doueiri's film 'The Attack' encounters opposition

     Ziad Doueiri's film 'The Attack' encounters opposition
    Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale. "We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...
  • The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film

    The N-Word and Quentin Tarantino's Greatest Film
    Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the use of the N-word in his new film “Django Unchained,” which is also probably one of the best films ever made about American slavery. Comedian Katt Williams threatened to punch Tarantino. Spike...
  • Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List

    Leon Leyson dies at 83; youngest survivor on Schindler's List
    Among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by German industrialist Oskar Schindler was an emaciated 13-year-old boy named Leon Leyson, who had to stand on a box to reach the machinery in the Krakow factory where Schindler sheltered him and his family....
  • Naples Travel Guide: Historic and cultural hotspots

    Naples Travel Guide: Historic and cultural hotspots
    Although Naples offers plenty of beaches and outdoor adventures, for those wishing to spend a quiet day exploring the cultural aspects of the city there are plenty of stops to make. From museums to local hotspots, the city offers something for every...
  • Reawakening the ghosts of Skokie

    To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns. Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
  • Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"

    Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"
    The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds. Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
  • Coming back to life after the Holocaust

    Coming back to life after the Holocaust
    "Happy birthday!" my mom and her first cousin will wish each other on Sunday, even though neither was born on Jan. 27. Rather, it's the anniversary of their new lease on life, of the day the Soviet Red Army liberated them from behind the barbed wire of...
  • Self-help for the literary set

    Self-help for the literary set
    The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...