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The Piano Lesson

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

On a Friday afternoon in Vienna in 1938, fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Lisa arrives on the trolley for her lesson to discover that Mahler Street has suddenly been renamed Meistersinger Street.

'I Had to See That I Didn't Come From a Black Hole'

Lilly Maier | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty
Lilly Maier

Esther Starobin was born in Adelsheim, Germany, in 1937. Her parents were among the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Starobin, her three sisters and her brother survived because their parents were able to send them to safety in time.

Survivors Recall Children's Flight From Nazis

AP | NAOMI KOPPEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

LONDON (AP) — The operation was called Kindertransport — Children's Transport — and it was a passage from hell to freedom. Kristallnacht had ju...

To Be Young, Gifted and a Classical Musician

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some writers like to reflect on modern history from the distance of a decade or a generation. Others prefer 25 or 50 years as appropriate reference points. Very few stop to think about how our lives have changed over the most recent third of a century.

A Moral Compass for the Ages

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Thirty-four years before Henry Kissinger told the President that the emigration of Jews from a country where they were subjected to persecution "is not an objective of American foreign policy," a U.S. government official conveyed the same sentiments to a young London stockbroker who was busy saving the lives of Jewish children.

WATCH: 75 Years Later, The Children Of Kindertransport Reunite

Posted 06.28.2013 | Good News

It's been 75 years since Kindertransport evacuated 10,000 children from Nazi territory to the safety of England in the eve of the second World War. To...

A Family Trip to Remember

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Sometimes you don't realize how heavily an issue is weighing on you until something causes it to lift.

Kristallnacht Anniversary Has Special Meaning This Year

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

The anniversary of Kristallnacht has always been significant for our family, but this year will have an unexpected layer of meaning.

Remembering Kristallnacht in Berlin: The Story of Hans Riess

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

The reason November 9 -- the day the Berlin Wall fell -- is not a national holiday in Germany, is that it also marks a much darker anniversary: Kristallnacht, the so-called "Night of Broken Glass."