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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Cannes: With 'The Congress,' Ari Folman votes for new audacity

    Cannes: With 'The  Congress,' Ari Folman votes for new audacity
    CANNES, France -- Few independent directors have won as many plaudits for their visual inventiveness as Ari Folman. Five years ago, the Israeli first-timer came to Cannes and caught the film world’s attention with his combat piece “Waltz...
  • 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....
  • Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Maurice Sendak dies at 83; author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'
    He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
  • Gabriel Vahanian dies at 85; key figure in 'God Is Dead' movement

    Gabriel Vahanian dies at 85; key figure in 'God Is Dead' movement
    Despite a provocative title, Gabriel Vahanian's book "The Death of God" caused no public stir when it was published in 1961. By the middle of the decade, however, a massive upheaval was underway in American society and Vahanian, a little-known Syracuse...
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
  • Florabel Kinsler dies at 83; social worker aided Holocaust survivors

    Florabel Kinsler dies at 83; social worker aided Holocaust survivors
    After World War II, social workers typically urged Holocaust survivors to forget their horrific wartime experiences and get on with their lives. That struck Florabel Kinsler as a foolish and impossible order. During a decades-long career, the Los...
  • Does creationism have a place at a public school?

    Does creationism have a place at a public school?
    Los Angeles Unified School District biology teacher Tom Phillips is retiring this month, but on his way out, he's decided to go public with a pet peeve. Phillips believes the continued Christian fundamentalist effort to debunk evolution is undermining...
  • 'Miss Holocaust Survivor' -- honoring history or cheapening it?

     
    To some, “Miss Holocaust Survivor” sounded like the ultimate triumph -- crowning and championing a woman who had suffered the horrors of the Holocaust. To others, the idea of invoking Nazi terrors in the shallow setting of a beauty pageant was...
  • 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...
  • In Israel, efforts to draft new draft law flounder

     
    Israel's latest attempt to reform its military-draft law has failed, as the committee assigned to determine means of including more ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs was unable to "formulate a recommendation that would achieve a Knesset majority,"...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Straight trippin'

     
    "Mad Men" takes a psychedelic turn....