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Page Dies

By Tom Tugend

March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Leopold Page, a Holocaust survivor who was the catalyst for both the movie "Schindler's List" and the book on which it was based, died March 9 at the age of 87.

Born Leopold Pfefferberg in... read full article

  • Stanley Kramer, 87

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Legendary filmmaker Stanley Earl Kramer, best known for films such as the classic western "High Noon," died on Feb. 19 of pneumonia. He was 87.

    Born in New York's Hell's Kitchen on Sept. 29, 1913, Kramer was among the pioneer independent producers, working outside the studio system...

  • Obituaries

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Barry Anisman abramson died Sept. 30, at the age of 52. He is survived by his son, Adam; brother, Jon ; sister, Mary Lou Yharra; and stepfather, John May. Groman Mortuary.

    Matilda Altshuler died Oct. 14, at the age of 87. She is survived by her friend, Angelina Varga. Mt. Sinai...

  • How to Make a Yiddish Musical

    By Melville Shavelson

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Update: August 9, 2007: Oscar-nominated screenwriter Mel Shavelson died yesterday at 90.
    When I got the call from Montreal, fortunately I was sitting down. The woman said her name was Bryna Wasserman, and she wanted to produce a musical based on the film I had made about Harry...

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  • The Lucky and the Strong

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's easy to forget where you come from.

    Saturday evening, during a panel on journalistic ethics sponsored by Young Israel of Century City, an earnest man, referred to by the title "Doctor," suggested that the press was controlled by "liberals" and asked what did I think of that?

    "I...

  • Four Visitors

    By Tom Tugend

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A full complement of interesting visitors met with the Jewish Journal in recent days, starting with the wife of a presidential candidate and continuing with a museum director from Berlin, an Israeli cabinet minister, and the first Arab woman to serve in Israel's parliament.

    Ernestine...

  • Changing Teens’ Thinking

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 12, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    The fresh-faced teenager looks like the girl next door until she displays her swastika tattoo in an episode of "The Teen Files," which continues this week on UPN. "I think the Holocaust was a good thing," she says, serenely. "[Hitler] probably should have done more."

    But by the end...

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