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  • Nazis’ stooge or well-meaning Jew?

    By Tom Tugend

    January 27, 2014 | 3:04 pm

    When the French director Claude Lanzmann completed the editing of his eight-hour epic documentary, “Shoah,” in 1985, he still had stashed away nearly 11 hours of interviews with one man.

    That man was Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Judenrat (Jewish Council) in the...

  • Deceiving the audience and the self

    By Tom Tugend

    April 26, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    “The Führer Gives the Jews a City” must rank as the oddest film fragment in cinematic history.

    The 23 minutes of raw, unedited footage is all that has been found of a Nazi propaganda project to “prove” that the “model” Theresienstadt camp was a veritable paradise for...

  • 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,...

  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
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