Jewish Journal

Daniel A. Olivas

  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
  • First Person - Documenting Hate

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other

    Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003).

    When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise. But what fascinated me...

  • Lucky Man

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Two years ago, my wife and I proudly stood on the bimah as our son, Benjamin, became a bar mitzvah.

    He had worked so hard for this day and he looked as handsome as could be in his dark suit draped with a striking new tallit. All four grandparents were shepping nachas from this...