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  • U.S. finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader, Hitler aide

    June 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two.

    A preliminary U.S. government assessment reviewed by Reuters...

  • Young Manhattanite’s diary of old is new again

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 3, 2008 | 9:16 pm

    In New York, even our trash is full of treasure.

    One fall morning in 2003, Lily Koppel left her Riverside Drive apartment building, a bit late for work at The New York Times, and was struck by the sight of a large dumpster outside the entranceway. Piled high were about 50 old steamer...

  • VIDEO: toasteroven416’s JDate diary—Richard

    By The Web Guy

    July 10, 2008 | 2:37 am

    Her YouTube bio says she’s 36 and lives in Canada, fellas.  She’s got a Web site, too.

  • Books: Wartime memoir a lesson in finding family treasures

    By Michael Berenbaum

    March 6, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    "Every Day Lasts A Year: A Jewish Family's Correspondence From Poland," edited by Christopher R. Browing, Richard S. Hollander and Nechama Tec (Cambridge University Press, $28).

    Over the past several years, a new genre of original Jewish documentation has emerged in closets and...

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

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    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....
  • Diary writer Hillman says sharing story is ‘my duty’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like Anne Frank, Laura Hillman received a diary as a gift on her 13th birthday in Nazi Germany. In it, she scribbled her girlish poems and observations, including her love of the lilac tree that stood in front of her house in Aurich.

    "The tree bloomed every May, around the time of...
  • Novel Tears Down a Sacred Shrine

    By Peter Manseau

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel" by Ellen Feldman (W. W. Norton & Company, $23.95).

    One of the more surprising moments in recent music history comes midway through the celebrated 1998 indie rock album, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," by the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Hiding in...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 26

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels makes an effort at inclusiveness with its new exhibit, "Passion/Passover: Artists of Faith Interpret Their Holy Days." On view through the month of April, the show features works by seven Jewish and seven Christian artists,...

  • Mother Weathers Terror’s ‘Storm’

    By Helen Schary Motro

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Storm of Terror: A Hebron Mother's Diary," by June Leavitt (Ivan R. Dee, $22.50).

    Either excoriated as illegal conquerors or praised as pioneers, Jews living in the territories conquered by Israel in the Six-Day War are never portrayed neutrally. The very name of where they live...

  • New Aspects of Anne

    By Tom Tugend

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Let's say it right up front: The four-hour television miniseries "Anne Frank" is the most powerful film on the Holocaust in recent memory, not excepting the fabled "Schindler's List."

    The conclusion comes as a surprise, not least to this reviewer. Who would have thought that a...

  • Let’s Review

    By Teresa Strasser

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Phobia: 1. A compulsive or persistent fear of any specified type of object, stimulus or situation. 2. An exaggerated or persistent dread of or aversion to.

    Sitting in the front row of the McCadden Theater in Hollywood was my personal pit of snakes. I would rather be buried alive, in...