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February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
"Snow in August" is an offbeat TV movie, part gritty reality and part fantasy, at the center of which is the curious friendship between an Irish Catholic altar boy and a refugee rabbi in post-World War II Brooklyn.
The two-hour production, based on the 1997 best-seller by Pete...
February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Since she fled the former Soviet Union more than a decade ago, Anya Verkhovskaya has come more than full circle. As an assistant to the director of outreach and notification for the International Commission on Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims, she travels frequently to her birthplace...
February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
A film on the Nazi-era rescue of refugee children, most of them Jewish, has been nominated for an Oscar in the documentary feature category.
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" chronicles the rescue of some 10,000 children from Nazi-dominated Germany, Austria...
February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm
October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm
There are some 39 million refugees and displaced persons in the world today, and Angelenos can get a hint of how they live and survive at "A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City" exhibition, now in Exposition Park through Oct. 22.
The exhibit will continue at the Santa Monica...
July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm
There is a sense at this moment that "time has stopped." That all political voices have become silent, in Israel no less than in the United States, while Messrs. Arafat, Barak and Clinton struggle over language, issues and principles in an effort to reach a peace agreement.
It is, of...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn 1961, a saddened and disheartened 23-year-old Algerian school teacher and musician named Gaston Ghenassia was merely one of the thousands of refugees on a ship bound for France, leaving his homeland in the aftermath of the Algerian Revolution. Little did he know at the time how...
July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Never in his wildest dreams did Astrid Kuci believe that he would fall in love with Israel. In fact, he hardly knew anything about Israel.
"I used to know that you are a country in the Middle East which is constantly in a state of war with its neighbors. I used to think of you in...
April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn 1961, a saddened and disheartened 23-year-old Algerian school teacher and musician named Gaston Ghenassia was merely one of the thousands of refugees on a ship bound for France, leaving his homeland in the aftermath of the Algerian Revolution. Little did he know at the time how...
April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pmIn other circumstances, there would be nothing unusual about busloads of Yugoslavs visiting the capital of their northern neighbor, Hungary.
But with NATO's daily assault on Kosovo and other locations throughout Yugoslavia, these are no ordinary "tourists." Roughly 200 Yugoslav Jews...
April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pm
It's the festival of freedom, and, once again, Allied warplanes are flying the skies of Europe to stop tyranny and protect the oppressed. The bombers that failed to arrive in time to save the doomed Jews of Europe a half-century ago are now speeding hope to the threatened Albanians...
March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm
Palestinians have an official term for whathappened to them when Israel gained its independence 50 years ago:"Nakba," or, in English, "Calamity." In the failed Arab attack on theJews in 1948, some 600,000 Arabs fled the land or, in tens ofthousands of cases, were expelled.
June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pmI first visited Jerusalem with an invited party of foreign journalists in 1966, when it was still a divided city at the end of the line. The nearest we got to a holy or historic site was Mount Zion, an Israeli outpost on the fringe of the Old City, and a scale model of the Second...