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  • Celebrating Aristides de Sousa Mendes, diplomat and Holocaust hero, who saved 10,000 Jews

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 15, 2016 | 10:10 am

    Los Angeles Jews will celebrate the life and moral courage of a devout Catholic beginning Jan. 22, with the world premiere of an oratorio, an exhibition, film screenings and a memorial service.

    The honoree is the late diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who in 1940, while serving...

  • The Black Earth exchange, part 1: ‘Unlike nationalists, Hitler didn’t care about his own people’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2015 | 4:11 am

    Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, which received the literature award of the American...

  • Mike Nichols: From marked man to American icon

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 24, 2014 | 10:35 am

    The title of his Hollywood biopic should be "The Man Who Almost Wasn't."

    Because Mike Nichols, the celebrated director of stage and screen, was almost claimed by history. 

    Steven Spielberg was one of the first Hollywood luminaries to issue a statement about his death last week,...

  • Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

    October 9, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature for works that made him "a Marcel Proust of our time" with tales often set during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday.

    Relatively unknown outside of France...

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  • U.S. finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader, Hitler aide

    June 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The U.S. government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two.

    A preliminary U.S. government assessment reviewed by Reuters...

  • A unique resource, German Holocaust archive reaches out

    April 3, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    George Jaunzemis was three and a half years old when, in the chaotic weeks at the end of World War Two, he was separated from his mother as she fled with him from Germany to Belgium.

    He grew up in New Zealand with no memory of his early years, unaware the Latvian woman who had...

  • Polish ruling on kosher meat angers Jews

    November 28, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Jewish groups said on Wednesday a Polish court ruling on methods used to slaughter livestock could halt the production of kosher meat, threatening their religious freedom in a country where Nazi Germany massacred millions of Jews in World War Two.

    Poland's Constitutional court...

  • Justice Arthur Goldberg, baseball’s Joe Berg spied for U.S. during WWII

    August 15, 2008 | 4:42 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Several prominent Jews spied for the United States during World War II, newly released documents show.

    Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, philanthropist and businessman Laurence Tisch and baseball player Moe Berg were among the 35,000 men and women whose...

  • Steve Rubin has a passion for war

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    To meet him, you might think Steven Rubin is a normal person. Tall, handsome, happily married with young children, he is personable, affable -- in short, one of the gentlest and nicest guys you could meet. But he is a man obsessed with war -- World War II to be precise.

    Recently,...

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