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  • Siggy Flicker : Good for Jews & Good for Reality TV

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2016 | 4:15 pm

    If you read Keeping it Real with any regularity, you know I have an issue with the Jews who are cast on reality television. They are either a horrible stereotype of what people think Jewish people are, or just weird. Jews are awesome on scripted TV, but real life Jews are never...

  • K-8 charter school studies Holocaust through an artistic lens

    June 2, 2016 | 9:06 am

    Three months ago, eighth-graders at Canoga Park’s Multicultural Learning Center (MLC), a dual-language charter school with a mostly Latino student body, had little more than a basic understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. 

    Or, as teacher Maria Jose Estivarez put it: “They...

  • The Black Earth exchange, part 2:  Getting the lessons of the Holocaust right

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 21, 2015 | 4:16 am

    Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received the literature award of the American...

  • Natalie Portman should be commended, not criticized

    August 28, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman clearly hit a nerve when, in a recent interview with the British newspaper, The Independent, she questioned the validity of the type of Holocaust education she had received growing up.

    “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs...

  • With fewer survivors around, Holocaust education is in transition

    April 14, 2015 | 11:14 am

    On a recent morning, a group of seventh-graders in Natick, Massachusetts, was absorbed in a video of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

    “Why did he win?” asked their teacher, Tracy Sockalosky.

    She guided the discussion to the...

  • ‘Lore’ sees Holocaust through German teen’s eyes

    By Tom Tugend

    February 6, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    To help us grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, we have the testimonies of survivors, of liberators, even of bystanders, but what about the perpetrators and, even more, their children, who grew up worshipping Adolf Hitler?

    “Lore,” the movie, grapples with that complex question...

  • ADL successfully expands Holocaust education workshop

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2011 | 8:48 pm

    For nearly 30 years, Los Angeles secondary-school educators have attended the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Holocaust Education Workshop as part of their professional development. During the month-long series, L.A.-area teachers learned the history of anti-Semitism,...

  • Bad Memory

    By Rob Eshman

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    I just returned from France, where I spent 10 days looking into issues of anti-Semitism and racism in a country that has Europe's

    largest populations of Muslims and Jews. What I found is a subject for an upcoming story. But one item -- really just an offhand remark by an Education...

  • Adult Education

    By Julie G Fax

    January 6, 2005 | 6:59 pm


    Upcoming Teachers Seminar Features Top Holocaust Experts

    The city's top names in Holocaust education have teamed up to sponsor a four-part seminar on "The Relevance of Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century," aimed at moving Holocaust education into an era when relying on...