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  • $7 million fraud at Claims Conference raises questions

    July 27, 2010 | 3:01 pm

    After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was.

    Officials at the Claims Conference, which acts as a pass-through to distribute more than $400 million per...

  • ‘Accidental Mexican’  Ilan Stavans probes cultural identity in first play

    By Rachel Heller

    October 10, 2008 | 1:40 am

    As an "accidental Mexican" born to an Eastern European family, author and essayist Ilan Stavans has hurdled critics to become one of the nation's foremost commentators on Latino culture. As a Mexican American, he has written widely on immigration, the clash and fusion of languages...
  • Terrors of the Resistance

    By Robert Sklar

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The highly controversial French documentary film, "Terrorists in Retirement," offers a striking revelation that, on reflection, should come as no surprise at all -- Eastern European Jews played a prominent role in the most daring exploits of the World War II French resistance...