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  • Louise…Falling in Love

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    2 weeks ago

     
     
     
     
    Louise Polansky was 98 when she passed away a few days ago, on November 30. I interviewed Louise a few months earlier, and it was a joy to spend the day with her, listening to stories and memories about her life experiences, which covered almost a century.  This is a short excerpt from the interviews, in which Louise describes meeting her husband, Symon, and falling in love with him.
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • An Artistic Homage to Big Brother

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Not many artists begin an ambitious new series at 76, but Arnold Mesches did just that after receiving a large box stuffed with FBI documents in 1999. It had taken the Jewish American painter three years and dozens of letters to obtain the 760-page dossier, his FBI file from 1945 to...

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