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Tag: Holocaust Survivors
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
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Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters: "18 Pockets of Joy" Golf Tournament fundraiser to help send underserved youths to Camp Max Straus. Lost Canyons Golf Club, Simi Valley. (323) 761-8675, ext. 30.
Paramount Classics: "Mad Hot Ballroom," a documentary...
April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm
On Sunday, April 17, hundreds of Holocaust survivors from around the world, along with their children and grandchildren, gathered on the site of the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen to observe the 60th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. I was privileged to...
September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Lucian Ludwig Kozminski was -- or maybe is -- a man convicted of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors, who did time in federal prison and died in 1993, according to his death certificate.
Ordinarily, this would end the sordid tale of a man who preyed on his own...
May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"I have all these weird mixed feelings about my new play," Neil Goldman said.
As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, he wrote "A Candle for the Last," about the last living survivor, to do his part for Holocaust remembrance.
"But at the same time, there's the 'by Neil Goldman'...
April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The two men walk as one -- in steady step, shoulder to shoulder, their words a torrent of Yiddish.
There is much to catch up on since the former neighbors and schoolmates last met. That was more than 60 years ago, when the transports, fear and separations that characterized Jewish...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
At many nursing homes and other senior residences, a visit from some friendly canines during "pet therapy" is a welcome source of comfort and cheer. But while the furry companions bring smiles and laughter to the majority of residents, they can be a source of terror to aging...
January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm
A Call for Passion
Young Jewish professionals will gather Jan. 25 in downtown Los Angeles at a Jewish Federation-allied conference emphasizing increased activism in Southern California's problems and politics.
"It was a very intentional, narrow focus on people who are engaged in...
June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations have reacted with anger and disappointment to Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a California law that required European insurance companies to disclose information about all their Holocaust-era policies.
Much of the...
May 15, 2003 | 8:01 pm
January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice took a stand against the best interests of the most aged, infirm and vulnerable of Holocaust survivors.
Seemingly without shame, the federal government filed briefs arguing that significant court victories for long-forgotten survivors...
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
While Republicans swept in the national elections, with the GOP reclaiming the Senate and retaining their majority in the house, in California, Democrats made a strong showing, winning every statewide office.
In Southern California, Jewish candidates overwhelmed in the local races....
October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Banks Waive Fees on Reparation Payments
Holocaust survivors in California will no longer have to pay up to 12 percent of their reparation payments in wire transfer fees charged by five banks.
At a news conference Oct. 8, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) announced...
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In a tribute to eight of its members, among them Holocaust survivors, a rabbi and two doctors, the Jewish National Fund will hold a 100th anniversary dinner Sept. 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach. The honorees include:
Miles and Esther Sterling of Aliso Viejo. She is a...
August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm
A grant of $120,000 over three years from the newly established PIMCO Foundation will help Orange County's Jewish Family Service (JFS) expand its services to about 45 elderly Holocaust survivors who reside locally.
The social services agency, which also provides counseling services,...
July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm
It was meant to be the "not Wagner" concert: Daniel Barenboim, the pride of Israeli music-lovers, conducting his Berlin orchestra, the Staatskapelle, on the last night of this year's Israel Festival. Little did we know.
The festival had originally announced that the orchestra would...
May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm
A foundation to aid needy Holocaust survivors in California, funded through a $4.2-million check from three Dutch insurance companies, was formally established last week by state officials, Jewish organizations and survivors.
The California Humanitarian Foundation for Holocaust...
July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pmPayments from a $1.25 billion settlement reached last year with several Swiss banks will start reaching Holocaust survivors by the second half of next year, according to the executive director of the World Jewish Congress.
Some details of the payout plan still need to be worked out by...