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FrameworkThe assignment seemed routine — a portrait of couple for a story about personal finance. But as I was soon reminded, sometimes an interesting, if not extraordinary, story lurks just beneath the surface. Such are the regular discoveries of a...
Boruch Spiegel, one of the last survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. He was 93. Spiegel died May 9 in Montreal, where he had spent the...
The Holocaust has long been a deep and disquieting source of material for filmmakers, especially documentarians. As firsthand accounts of World War II naturally dwindle, though, cinematic inquiries on the subject have been shifting into more personal...
FrameworkWednesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where pallbearers set down the coffin of Baroness Margaret Thatcher inside St Paul's Cathedral in London. Dignitaries from around the world today join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of...
I wonder if the curators of the excellent "War/Photography" show at the Annenberg Space for Photography were tempted to include Jeff Wall's "Dead Troops Talk (A Vision After an Ambush of a Red Army Patrol, Near Moqor, Afghanistan, Winter, 1986)". It...
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens Friday in Warsaw, partly funded by the Polish government. It’s located in the area that was once the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, in what was Nazi-occupied Europe. The museum aims not just to...
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It wasn't surprising that Rafael Medoff's April 7 Op-Ed article about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private comments on Jews facing persecution in Europe drew spirited responses (though I do admit that I was a little rattled that most of the letters...
Twenty years ago, veteran caver Chris Nicola received an offer from a Ukrainian friend to explore the well-known gypsum giant caves in the western part of the European country. Nicola quickly accepted the invitation. "My family on my mother's side had...
FrameworkLos Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....
Much of the time Los Angeles can feel like a huge, messy jigsaw puzzle, with pieces left out — a city that evolved by accident. Parts of it don't work, parts of it seem newly broken, parts are truly luminous — but hidden — and they all...
Jack Greene Grand Ole Opry star sang hit 1960s tune Jack Greene, 83, a longtime Grand Ole Opry star who earned fame with the late 1960s hit "There Goes My Everything," died Thursday at his Nashville, Tenn., home from complications of Alzheimer's...
Very few Argentines were on hand for the proceedings, for the white smoke followed by the traditional proclamation, Habemus papam — "We have a pope." But on the other side of the world, the people of Buenos Aires erupted with jubilation when they...
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