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  • Unlikely Friendship Rises in ‘Wounded’

    By Tom Tugend

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    A chance encounter between a young Palestinian radical and an elderly Holocaust survivor takes an unexpected turn when L.A. Theatre Works presents "Sixteen Wounded" at the Skirball Cultural Center from Jan. 26-30.

    The reading of the five-character play, following last year's...

  • Hungarian Baker Rises to Success

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since Meir Jacobs bought the J&T Bread Bin 34 years ago, the bakery hasn't changed much. Nestled in the center of the Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax, it retains its old-world charm -- the original glass showcases line the store's perimeter, and the original orange "Bread Bin"...

  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6. He was 80.

    Over the years, Kort had cultivated a reputation as one of the Jewish Los Angeles's most prominent and impassioned supporters. Like fellow philanthropists such as...

  • Fred Kort

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Fred Kort, Holocaust survivor, philanthropist and founder/CEO of Imperial Toy Corporation, died on Sept. 6 at the age of 80.

    Kort, like fellow philanthropists Jona Goldrich and Max Webb, survived the Holocaust to become one of Jewish Los Angeles' most prominent and impassioned...

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  • Showtime Examines Shoah Diva Doctor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In Showtime's "Out of the Ashes," a Holocaust survivor steps off a boat at New York Harbor, imperiously hands her battered suitcase to her American niece and embarks on a shoe shopping spree.

    The TV movie is the story of Dr. Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), the Hungarian...

  • The Other Soldiers

    By Si Frumkin

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "Do you remember me?" he asked. "I am Semion, the soldier with the camel. In Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate, remember?"

    I sure did. During the war there were no trucks for his artillery unit, so several dozen camels were shipped in from Soviet Asia to pull the guns. Just two made...

  • Two In Brief

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    On July 18, 1947, Dr. Ruth Gruber stood on a wharf in Haifa and watched the battered ship Exodus inch into the harbor. The ship had been rammed by British warships determined to keep the 4,554 Holocaust survivors aboard from reaching Palestine.

    Previously, Gruber was the only...

  • No Longer Alone

    By Lori Schneide

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Murray Cohen and his wife of 52 years, Lillian, were both Holocaust survivors. Since Lillian's death nine months ago, Murray spends most of his days inside. Without the attention of his daughter Barbara, Murray would hardly eat, shower or speak.

    Murray is a fictional character who...

  • Dark Humor Guides Author

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "I despise 'Schindler's List' because it ends on a redemptive note, and I don't see the slightest bit of redemption in the Shoah...There's all this nonsense out there about healing, but I don't want to heal anything. I want to rip open the stitches. I want readers to bleed."

    Don't...

  • Conference Explores Peace Through Education

    By Beverly Gray

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli-Palestinian coexistence and how to achieve it: That was the topic on everybody's lips when the 24th Annual Academic Conference convened at the Century Plaza Hotel last weekend. The panel, sponsored by American Friends of the Hebrew University, was followed by a luncheon...
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