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September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pmImagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.
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July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pmAs the decades pass, why does the Holocaust retain, and even expand, its grip on the consciousness of the world and of its scholars, writers and filmmakers?
Argues Professor Saul Friedländer of UCLA, it is not because the extermination of 6 million Jews marked a major turning point in...