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Amanda Susskind

  • Firsthand accounts bring WWII London ‘Blitz’ to life

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    There is no shortage of books, historical and fictional, on the bombing of London during World War II. Peter Stansky's new book, "The First Day of the Blitz," combines history, political commentary and firsthand testimony in a compelling account.

    The "Blitz," misnamed for its...

  • Brown vs. Board of Ed.—50 Years Later

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

    To grasp the importance of this striking statement made in 1954 by a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board...

  • ADL Marks 90 Years

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week, marking its beginnings in Chicago when Sigmund Livingston, a young Jewish lawyer, watched a vaudeville show portraying Jews as greedy, dishonest characters with hooked noses and thick accents.

    Knowing that such...

  • A Rude Awakening in Spain

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    We are trekking through Toledo, Spain, happily reverting for a moment to a band of carefree tourists when we are halted in our tracks by a sight we had not expected. A series of stickers appended to street signs depicts a Jewish star with a slash through it -- the international sign...

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