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  • Peter Daniels

    By Jane Ulman

    May 1, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    From the time he was 4, Peter Daniels — then Peter Berlowitz — spent his days mostly staring out the window of a two-room flat in Berlin. It was 1940, and Jews were forbidden from hiring domestic help under the Nuremberg Laws. Peter’s mother, Hilde Berlowitz, was forced to leave...

  • Survivor: Sol Berger

    By Jane Ulman

    August 1, 2012 | 11:58 am

    “Where are the dollars?” two plainclothes Gestapo officers demanded as they appeared without warning on both sides of Sol Berger. Sol denied any knowledge, even though the daughter of a local currency dealer was hovering nearby at the train station in Tarnow, Poland, holding the...

  • The Endless Madness of Mel

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 18, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Mel Gibson makes a strong case for the return of a Hollywood blacklist.

    Not what bears the name today, an insider online database of coveted unproduced screenplays, but the blacklist as it was mid-20th century, a politically charged ignominious register of the do-not-employ....

  • The Coed Who Defied Hitler

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Many brave soldiers on all sides fought in World War II, but among the most courageous warriors were the unarmed civilians who defied the Nazis by stirring up resistance, hiding Jews and speaking up for freedom.

    If such defiance took great moral courage in occupied countries, it was...

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  • Journalist ReturnsGestapo’s Booty

    By Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    It took close to 70 years, but the books that the Gestapo confiscated from Dr. Caesar Hirsch have been restored to his descendants and donated to the UCLA library, thanks largely to the persistence of a German journalist.

    Hirsch was a prominent otolaryngologist, a specialist in ear,...

  • 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...