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  • The story behind the Hotel Shangri-La anti-Semitism trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 22, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    It was late in the afternoon on Aug. 15, a Wednesday, when the jury delivered its verdict to a Santa Monica courtroom. The discrimination case that had been brought against the oceanfront boutique Hotel Shangri-La by a group of young Jews had been going on for nearly four weeks, and...

  • French railway lawsuits divide plaintiffs and country’s Jewish groups

    By Brett Kline

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mayer Grosman thinks back to Feb. 2, 1944, all the time.

    French policemen and militia members came to his parents' apartment in Paris with orders to take two Grosman males -- Grosman, age 6, and his father. But Grosman's grandfather, whose name was not on the paper, insisted on...

  • Jews Note Role in Historic School Case

    By Matthew E. Berger

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Esther Swirk Brown wasn't the Brown for whom the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case desegregating schools is named -- but she is the Jewish woman who helped find Oliver Brown, no relation, to be the lead plaintiff in the historic case.

    As a young woman in Kansas, Esther Brown was...

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