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  • Max Stodel

    By Jane Ulman

    August 22, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Rumors circulated through Amsterdam’s Jewish community that married men were exempt from labor camp duty. Max Stodel — then known as Mozes or Mauritz — submitted the paperwork necessary to marry his fiancée, Jeannette van Praag. But during the mandatory two-week waiting period, he...

  • Pan Pacific Park draws generations for Yom HaShoah

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    As Holocaust survivor Robert Geminder led a walking tour in Pan Pacific Park on April 7, pre-arranged memory markers — labeled “ghettos,” “camps,” “resistance” and “rescue” — transformed an outdoor path into a historical timeline.

    “The No. 1 reason I’m talking to you here is my...

  • A day of Holocaust memories

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    When 89-year-old Max Stodel arrived for a Feb. 17 program at the Skirball Cultural Center marking the run-up to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) 20th anniversary in April, he didn’t come alone.

    In addition to his daughter, Betty Lazarus, the survivor of the...