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  • Gate with ‘Work Makes You Free’ sign stolen from Dachau

    November 3, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Part of the iron gate greeting Dachau prisoners with a sign saying “Work Makes You Free” in German was stolen.

    The sign, which reads “Arbeit Macht Frei,” was discovered missing from the former concentration camp early Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported. The stolen...

  • ‘Book Thief’ a story of pure beauty, pure destruction

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 6, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Markus Zusak still remembers how his mother, a German Lutheran immigrant to Australia, vividly described the day she saw the Jews being marched to Dachau in her hamlet near Munich. 

    “There was an old, emaciated man who couldn’t keep up with the others, and a teenage boy ran up...

  • Merkel becomes first German chancellor to visit Dachau memorial

    August 20, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    Chancellor Angela Merkel, making the first visit by a German head of state to the Dachau memorial, said it was “a very significant moment for me.”

    “The memory of these fates fills me with deep sadness and shame,” Merkel said late Tuesday afternoon.

    Ahead of the visit, critics...

  • Meeting Louis Sneh

    By Rob Eshman

    April 4, 2013 | 5:44 am

    Many years ago, when I was a young, harried father, I would sit in synagogue on Shabbat mornings and try to keep my kids quiet. It was a task I consistently failed at. Their mother, the rabbi, was on the bimah, leading services.  She had the easy job.

    Once, I was jiggling my...

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  • Alex Friedman

    By Jane Ulman

    October 3, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    The train arrived at Dachau one morning in late November 1944. As the doors opened, German soldiers wielding big sticks yelled, “Raus, raus” (“Out, out”). Alex Friedman and the other Jewish prisoners exited, were marched toward the camp and, outside in the snow and cold, ordered to...

  • Amazon.com drops jigsaw puzzle of Nazi camp Dachau

    October 2, 2012 | 9:32 am

    The American online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling a jigsaw puzzle featuring the Dachau Nazi concentration camp following complaints.

    The puzzle has 252 parts that together form a picture of the camp. Before it was taken offline Oct. 1, the product description said  the...

  • Paul Weitz on dads, De Niro and “Being Flynn”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 5, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Father figures emerge prominently in the films of Paul Weitz—as do complex relationships between fathers and sons.  The last time I spoke with the convivial filmmaker was regarding “About a Boy”, the 2003 film Weitz made with his brother, Chris Weitz (“A Better Life”), about a...

  • American Muslim leaders visit concentration camps

    August 17, 2010 | 2:57 pm

    Eight Muslim American leaders who visited concentration camps and met with Holocaust survivors signed a statement condemning Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

    The trip earlier this month, intended to teach the participants about the Holocaust, featured visits to Dachau and...

  • Elmau & Dachau: A Muslim’s Testimony

    By Mehnaz M. Afridi

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barbed wire, loaded with death
    is drawn around our world.
    Above a sky without mercy
    sends frost and sunburn.
    Far from us are all joys,
    far away our home, far away our wives,
    when we march to work in silence
    thousands of us at the break of day.
    But we have learned the motto of Dachau...
  • Crossroads School thanks its courageous music man

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Crossroads School in Santa Monica might not be where one would expect to find the archived works of a celebrated composer who survived Dachau and Buchenwald, especially when one considers that the Vienna-born Herbert Zipper worked as an educator at a variety of institutions of...
  • A Journey into the Heart of Darkness

    By Michael D. Braun

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    There was something haunting about taking the train. The aged boxcars on a parallel track seemed frozen in time. I quieted my thoughts. After all, the train was a necessary evil. This bitter irony was not lost on me as the train sped from Munich to Dachau on probably the very same...
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