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  • Poem: Terezin

    November 18, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    With my hair soot red
    as coals above my grandfather’s bones,
    buried near the poems of Desnos,
    I hurried through the Gate of Death,
    up the gallows’ knoll,
    the executioner’s chiseled wall,
    to see the Ohre’s shores rivering out
    to wag the Elbe’s long tail,
    and hurried through...

  • A collective effort to remember the first woman rabbi on her yahrzeit

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    September 30, 2015 | 2:52 pm

    This summer, we had a wonderful congregational riverboat cruise along the Danube, exploring the Jewish dimensions of Europe, and the roles Jews played throughout the centuries in what is now Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. In almost every town, even when there...

  • Piecing together daily life in Terezin

    February 2, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    Erich Lichtblau-Leskly is relatively unknown, but the power of his art — created while he was an inmate of the concentration camp known as the Theresienstadt ghetto — is evident in the exhibition “The Art Of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly” at the newly opened Museum of the Holocaust...

  • Israel flag flies,  a Czech surprise, voter fraud, bridge to understanding

    October 10, 2008 | 1:18 am

    Consul General Dayan

    I have been around long enough now to see many Israeli consuls general come and go ("Death to Fanatistan," Oct. 3).

    Some made a big difference; some had almost no discernible impact. But on a warm September day on Wilshire Boulevard, Consul General Yaakov...
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  • Propaganda film disguised horrors of Terezin

    October 2, 2008 | 12:44 am

    The film is grainy and in black-and-white. It jumps about, slowing down at odd moments and growing dim occasionally. But it's the people that hold your attention.

    They walk about, wearing fashionable clothes, nodding a stiff hello when they spot a friend. They watch a soccer match,...

  • Artist’s Works From Death Camp Live On

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The final portrait that Friedl Dicker-Brandeis drew was of a child's face. The portrait is clean and white, and the face has an enigmatic expression of purity, innocence and stark intelligence.

    What makes the child's portrait haunting is that it was drawn in 1944 in Terezin, where...

  • Zachor:Remember

    By Sherri Lipman

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On Nov. 15, the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, along with other Los Angeles choral groups, left for a European trip that included performances in Prague and, most notably, Nuremberg, where the chorale participated, on Nov. 25 and 26, in performances of Leonard Bernstein's "Symphony...

  • A Miracle Reawakened

    By Magnus Bennett

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The fading Hebrew inscriptions that adorn the walls of a small storeroom in the town of Terezin can be seen in virtually any synagogue around the globe.But thousands of Jews have been flocking to the recently discovered room because of its unique role in history - as a makeshift...

  • Art as History’s Witness

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Art as History's Witness

    Paintings from Terezin are on exhibit at the Jewish Federation Building

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Left: "Competitors for Potatoes" by Eli Leskley. "Many [paintings] ... are like ghoulishly bright cartoons in which the subject matter is anything but...

  • Art as History’s Witness

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left: "Competitors for Potatoes" by Eli Leskley. "Many [paintings] ... are like ghoulishly bright cartoons in which the subject matter is anything but funny.'"

    Art as History's Witness

    Paintings from Terezin are on exhibit at the Jewish Federation Building

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts...

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