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  • ‘Schindler’s List’ producer named Mensch

    By Ryan Torok

    February 6, 2013 | 11:12 am

    Branko Lustig, the Oscar-winning producer of “Schindler’s List” and a Holocaust survivor, was named Mensch for All Seasons during an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony on Jan. 29 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

    “Thank you very much for organizing all...

  • Leon Leyson, Schindler survivor, 83

    January 16, 2013 | 12:31 pm

    Leon Leyson, the youngest Jew to be saved by Oskar Schindler and his famous list during the Holocaust, died Jan. 12 in Whittier, following a four-year struggle with lymphoma. He was 83.

    Called “Little Leyson” by the German industrialist who saved him and 1,100 other Jews, Leyson...

  • Youngest person on Schindler’s list dies

    January 15, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    The youngest person saved by German industrialist Oskar Schindler has died.

    Leon Leyson, who Schindler called "Little Leyson," died of lymphoma on Jan. 12 in Whittier, Calif., at 83, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    Leyson was 13 when he went to work at Schindler's factory in...

  • Photos capture numbers and words of Nazis’  Final Solution

    By Kirk Silsbee

    August 20, 2008 | 11:38 pm

    Every now and then, a momentous life chapter can be triggered by a seemingly insignificant occurrence. That's what happened to Dr. Richard Ehrlich on a plane a few years ago. The monotony of the flight was broken by skimming an issue of the International Herald Tribune. A small item...
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  • Rubbernecking the Holocaust

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "While I always regarded [these relatives] with respect and awe, part of me knew I could never understand their pain and was thankful for this grace of innocence," Kofman, the 47-year-old filmmaker, said from the attic office of his Brentwood home. "And yet another part of me was...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 19th

    Now extended through Sept. 30 is the Marvin Chernoff play, "Chaim's Love Song." In it, a 74-year-old Jewish man tells his life stories, tall tales and musings to a young blonde Iowan girl, whom he meets on a Brooklyn park bench.

    Lonny Chapman Group Repertory...

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