Holocaust survivors are venting their anger at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington over its decision not to allow immediate electronic access to the long-secret records of the International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen, Germany.
Does it really matter that California's governor was born in Austria? Accent or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger is all American now, from his biceps to his latissimus dorsi.
Well, Arnold's Austrian-ness matters to at least one man -- Martin Weiss. To Weiss, the new Austrian consul general in Los Angeles, the Austrian lad who left home and made good is a precious resource.
Visiting Austrian VIPs all ask for private face time with their famous landsman. Weiss does the best he can.
Fifteen high officials of the Nazi regime gathered Jan. 20, 1942, at a formerly Jewish-owned villa in Wannsee, on the outskirts of Berlin, for a meeting which lasted -- including three breaks for refreshments -- less than two hours.