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  • Music transcends darkest hours in ‘Willesden Lane’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Malka and Abraham Jura faced a Solomonic decision in late 1938, as the Nazis were tightening the vise on the Jews of Vienna. The couple hoped to send their three daughters to safety but were able to wrangle only one place on the Kindertransport ferrying a limited number of Jewish...

  • Roman Polanski wants sex charges dropped

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 4, 2008 | 3:10 pm

    You can’t get away with everything in Hollywood—-or can you? Just ask Roman Polanski, who absconded from the country over three decades ago when he was charged with drugging and then having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Despite her pleas to have the charges dropped and the licentious...

  • Was Roman Polanski treated unfairly?  BBC documentary says yes

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    “A BBC film sheds startling new light on the underage sex case against the director,” writes David Gritten in the Telegraph:

    In any list of globally famous public figures for whom it’s hard to summon sympathy, Roman Polanski would rank high. The brilliantly talented film director, who...

  • Memory Through Music

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Andrzej Szpilman was 12, he furtively rummaged through a chest high on a shelf of a closed wardrobe in his Warsaw home. Inside the closet, he found 10 copies of a book and, recognizing his father as the author, hid one in his third-story bedroom. "I read it and received a...

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