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  • Teens Build a Bridge Beyond the Past

    By Ellie Kahn

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "I was afraid there could be aggression toward us, because we are German. I'm really surprised about how friendly and open all the people are." -- Hannah Ketterer, teenage exchange student from Germany

    "We didn't see each other as the grandchildren of Nazis or as grandchildren of...

  • Removing Theology

    By Daniel Bouskila

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Resisting History: Historicism and Its Discontents in German-Jewish Thought" by David N. Myers (Princeton University Press, $29.95).

    It is a rare exception to find a scholarly volume penned by an academic that speaks with such a resoundingly relevant message to the popular...

  • Courageous Acts

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On April 18, 1943, as the vaunted German army marched in to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, a few hundred Jewish resistance fighters, armed with pistols, rifles and homemade Molotov cocktails, confronted the Nazi soldiers and held them at bay for almost a month.

    The ghetto fighters...

  • A Historic Change

    By Toby Axelrod

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    History is in the making this fall in Germany with the opening of three new Jewish schools for adults.

    Two are rabbinical programs -- Germany's first since World War II ended -- and the third is the country's first Jewish higher education program for women.

    Three rabbinical...

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  • Going, Going, Gone

    By Tom Tugend

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Online auctioneer eBay has promised to ban the sale of all items associated with Nazi Germany, hate groups and murderers, effective May 17.

    Earlier, eBay had discontinued the sale of similar hate-filled memorabilia of recent origin but had excepted items over 50 years old and...

  • Great Music

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One was a U.S. resident from the beginning of his long life to its end, creating music as American in its sound and subject matter as "Yankee Doodle Dandy." The other, after making his mark in Germany, fled his homeland through France and spent his final, tragically few years adding...

  • Rosh Hashanah in Frankfurt, Germany

    By Murray Klein

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On Friday, Sept. 7, 1945, 1800 hours, at the corner of Freiherr von Stein Strasse and Eppsteiner Strasse in Frankfurt-on-the-Main, a ceremony took place.

    It was Rosh Hashanah evening, the ushering in of the Jewish New Year. World War II had ended in Europe four months before, and...

  • Through a Child’s Eyes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    All the time Deborah Oppenheimer was growing up, her grandparents remained silent, one-dimensional portraits in a silver frame in the living room. "They were always there but never referred to," says Oppenheimer, who is in her 40's and the executive producer of "Norm" and "The Drew...

  • Whose Money?

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since 1996, Jewish groups and their lawyers have gone to the mat with the likes of the Germans, the Swiss and the French, extracting $9 billion in restitution for the evil wrought in Europe by Nazi forces and their collaborators.

    While the entire process is gradually winding down, a...

  • Moral Quandaries

    By Tom Tugend

    March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Bernhard Schlink is not what you would expect in a German judge and professor of constitutional law. He is a tall, sparse man of 55, dressed in an open-necked shirt and devoid of the traditional Teutonic self-importance bestowed by rank and title.

    He enjoyed his guest stint on "Oprah...

  • Quackenbush’s Crusade

    By Tom Tugend

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In two days of hearings (Dec. 1 & 2) on Holocaust-era insurance policies, California's insurance commissioner threatened to penalize a German and an Italian insurer for non-cooperation, while reaching agreements with three Dutch companies.

    The European companies were among eight...

  • Rough Justice

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some advice for the new year: Don't get into trouble in New Jersey. The judges there are really tough.

    How tough? Well, they've got Barry Fisher rattled, and that isn't easy. A Los Angeles human-rights lawyer, Fisher has tussled with some of the toughest of the tough. But those New...

  • “Anne Frank” for Teens

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Contemporary Holocaust literature for young adults seems to favor a theme: transport unaware teenagers to German-occupied Europe and, together with the characters, the readers will emerge as more sensitive, aware young adults.

    The book, and recent Showtime drama, The Devil's...

  • Open Discussions

    By Tom Tugend

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles, as always, attracted a variety of interesting visitors in recent days. The Jewish Journal couldn't meet all of them, but we made contact with a group of German journalists and government officials, the former executive editor of The New York Times, and the Israeli...
  • Life’s Ironies are Beautiful

    By Ruth Stroud

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    For Italian expatriates Lotte Katz Singer of Beverly Hills and Ann Signett of the San Fernando Valley, life is surprising as well as beautiful. The two were recently reunited 50 years after sharing a residence during the German occupation of Rome.

    As part of its "The People and Nation...

  • Florys Story

    By Lori Schneide

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In the living room of her Newport Beach home, Flory Van Beek reaches up to a shelf and takes down a plain-white book the size of an encyclopedia and engraved with a Star of David. "This was published by the Dutch government," she says. "It has the names of the almost 140,000 Dutch...
  • Beyond ‘Schindler’sList’

    By Tom Tugend

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "He was a satyr, a black marketeer, a drunk and a savior."

    The pithy description by author Thomas Keneallyrefers, of course, to Oskar Schindler, the flawed but ultimatelyheroic German businessman who saved his 1,200 Jewish employees duringthe Holocaust.

    The man and the myth will be...

  • Piggybacking on Jewish Suffering

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Max (Clive Owen, left) and Horst (Lothaire Bluteau) in"Bent."


    What a peculiar piece of work is "Bent." The film version ofMartin Sherman's play, first presented on the London stage in 1979,and later on Broadway, has taken almost 20 years to come to thescreen. It's not difficult to...

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