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  • Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On April 19, 1943, heavily armed Nazi troops penetrated into the Warsaw Ghetto with a grim goal: the liquidation of the ghetto and the deportation of the last remnants of Warsaw's Jews -- some 40,000 men, women and children.

    The German forces were met by something unexpected: a...

  • History Comes Alive

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Italian scholar Francesco Spagnolo is keenly aware of the long-standing Jewish presence in Italy.

    "Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many varied origins live together, and in such a stimulating, if at times threatening, environment as in the land they...

  • When in Rome

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The election of Dr. Riccardo Di Segni as the new chief rabbi of Rome opens the latest chapter in the tumultuous life of a Jewish community that traces its history back to the days of the Maccabees.

    Di Segni was elected earlier this month to replace Elio Toaff, who is retiring at age...

  • ‘Neighbors’

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Responding to widespread debate over Poles' participation in a 1941 massacre of Jews, Poland's political and religious leaders are calling on Polish citizens to confront their past.

    "We have an obligation to honor the memory of the victims and to establish the truth," Prime Minister...

  • ‘Haven’ for Sweeps

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Haven" is an intriguing but seriously flawed depiction of how nearly 1,000 European refugees were transported and admitted to the United States in 1944, which CBS-TV will present as a four-hour miniseries on Feb. 11 and 14 at 9 p.m.

    The film is based on the remarkable...