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Tag: World War Ii
September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Aaron "Red" Finkel, who volunteered to become one of Israel's first fighter pilots during the War of Independence, died on Feb. 23 in Woodland Hills at the age of 86.
Born in Brooklyn, Finkel served as a U.S. Air Force captain in the China-Burma Theater during World War II.
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Werner Angress was attached to a U.S. paratroop platoon winging behind German lines on D-Day, when the sergeant told him he'd be the first to jump.
"But I've never jumped before in my life," Angress protested.
"That's OK," the sergeant said, "the newest guy always goes first."...
December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm
When Jules Berlinsky took basic training in the South during World War II, his commanding officer said to him, "You don't look Jewish. You don't have horns."
"He was serious," said Berlinsky, 92, who was in the Army's Spearhead Division. "He was on the ignorant side. He didn't heckle...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The highly controversial French documentary film, "Terrorists in Retirement," offers a striking revelation that, on reflection, should come as no surprise at all -- Eastern European Jews played a prominent role in the most daring exploits of the World War II French resistance...
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The horrific racial persecution of the Holocaust is all too familiar to us. That dark period in history was marked by the brutal deaths of millions of innocent people and also involved the virtual enslavement of more than 10 million foreign laborers in Germany.
During World War II,...
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September 2, 1999 | 8:00 pmFred Rochlin can't understand all the fuss over his monologue, "Old Man in a Baseball Cap," about his adventures during World War II.
"I'm not an actor," he insists. "I'm an old guy."
Never mind Rochlin's invitation to the renowned Louisville arts festival; his residency at the...
April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm"You can't confront evil on its own ground without becoming part of it," muses diplomat Heinrich Zwygart in "The Envoy," and his self-recognition clearly applies to Switzerland, the country he represented faithfully in Berlin during the six years of World War II.
Zwygart's job was to...
April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pmFor Italian expatriates Lotte Katz Singer of Beverly Hills and Ann Signett of the San Fernando Valley, life is surprising as well as beautiful. The two were recently reunited 50 years after sharing a residence during the German occupation of Rome.
As part of its "The People and Nation...
March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pmDuring World War II, the Japanese army forced as many as 200,000 women and girls from mostly Asian countries to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers and officers. About 80 percent of these "comfort women," as the Japanese euphemism of the time termed them, were the daughters of...
January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm
During World War II, did an anti-Semitic Swiss government split upJewish refugee families, require the men to perform backbreaking workin forced labor camps, and treat Jews markedly worse than Christianrefugees?
Or, on the contrary, were Jewish refugees generally treated withdecency...