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  • Briefs: UCLA’s Friedlander awarded Pulitzer Prize, Rabbi Weil to head O.U.

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Friedlander Awarded Pulitzer

    UCLA historian Saul Friedlander, a child Holocaust survivor, has been awarded a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his definitive account of "The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945."

    The $10,000 award in the general nonfiction book...

  • Saving Lives in a Time of Murder

    By Rick Richman

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust" by Sir Martin Gilbert (Henry Holt and Company, $35).

    On Jan. 19, 1942, Rabbi Jacob Schulmann of Grabow Synagogue wrote to his community in Lodz:

    "Alas, to our great grief, we now know all. I spoke to an eyewitness who escaped. He...

  • Noir Fiction Fills in the Babel Blanks

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "King of Odessa" by Robert Rosenstone (Northwestern, $24.95).

    In an impressive effort of literary boldness, historian Robert Rosenstone fills in some of the blanks in Issac Babel's life and work in a first novel, "King of Odessa." He writes as though he has recovered a lost Babel...

  • Irving Gets the Bill

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust denier David Irving has come a step closer to financial ruin now that a British judge has ordered him to start paying millions of dollars in legal costs.During a court session last Friday, Judge Charles Gray ordered Irving to pay some $250,000 to Penguin Books by June 16...

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  • Will Truth Prevail?

    By Douglas Davis

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Emerging from the Royal Courts of Justice here on the evening of March 15 was like leaving a musty 17th-century ecclesiastical battle for the fresh air of the 21st century.

    The proposition presented to the court by Holocaust revisionist David Irving in his libel suit against the...

  • Conflicting Stories

    By Tom Tugend

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    During World War II, did an anti-Semitic Swiss government split upJewish refugee families, require the men to perform backbreaking workin forced labor camps, and treat Jews markedly worse than Christianrefugees?

    Or, on the contrary, were Jewish refugees generally treated withdecency...

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