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  • Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles.

    The first is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and Nazi concentration camps,...

  • Jobbik chief out to prove that Hungarian party isn’t anti-Semitic

    July 2, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Days after one of his colleagues admitted to having Jewish roots, a far-right Hungarian politician challenged the country’s Jewish communal leader to a debate.

    Gabor Vona, the leader of the Hungarian nationalist party Jobbik, said he wants to show Slomo Koves, who heads the Unified...

  • With Tony Curtis profile, docs shine at Jewish fest

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2012 | 11:36 am

    For its opening night on May 3, the Jewish Film Festival appropriately returns to one of Hollywood’s golden ages and to one of its most celebrated Jewish stars, Bernie Schwartz, aka Tony Curtis.

    The documentary “Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom” covers a lot of ground, much of...

  • Far-right Jobbik gains in Hungarian elections

    April 26, 2010 | 10:03 am

    Hungary’s openly anti-Semitic nationalist Jobbik Party secured 47 seats in the 386-seat legislature in the second round of parliamentary elections.

    Jobbik, which had no seats in the previous National Assembly, in Sunday’s elections improved upon the 26 seats it had won in the...

  • Rightward swing in Hungarian elections

    April 12, 2010 | 11:00 am

    A far right party, Jobbik, won 26 seats in Hungarian parliamentary elections Sunday, to the dismany of Hungarian and European Jewish leaders.

    The winner in Sunday’s election was the conservative Fidesz party and its ally the Christian People’s Party, which together took 206 seats...

  • You don’t have to be Hungarian, but it helps

    By Gabriel Sanders

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "One Must Also Be Hungarian" by Adam Biro, translated by Catherine Tihanyi (University of Chicago Press, $20).

    After the death of his 95-year-old father, Imre, and the birth of his first grandchild, Ulysse, Hungarian-born French writer Adam Biro decided to write a book about his...

  • Literary paprika

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    What better way to start the New Year than by sprinkling a little literary paprika?

    Consider this: Mark Sarvas, a New York-born son of Hungarian parents, a voracious reader, a Francophile and a foodie, comes to Los Angeles to be a writer, sells some screenplays and starts an...

  • Hungarian Novelist Takes Manhattan

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    When Imre Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002, few Americans had read the work of the Hungarian novelist, the first survivor of the concentration camps to be awarded the literary prize. Even in his own country, his works were not well known; his subject,...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • Epic Proportions

    By Tom Tugend

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Sunshine" is a massive, sprawling film that spans 120 years in the lives and loves of four generations of a Hungarian Jewish family.

    It is part history course, part lust among the bourgeoisie, and an all- around object lesson on the ultimate futility by Central European Jewry to...