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They Escaped The Holocaust As Children. Now They Have A Message For Trump.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass Steve Mass, Comrades in Arms For those who've wondered about the origins of Steve Ma...

Dr. Ruth's Advice: Put Down the iPhone and No One Night Stands

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Goldman

At 87 years old, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer is still adding more chapters to her incredible life. For those who aren't aware, Karola Siegel, Dr...

Father's Return to German Hometown Leads to Youth Prize

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 05.29.2016 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

This week we will celebrate Dad's 81st birthday. His continued survival is a source of joy for those of us in the family and all whose lives he has touched as well as a reminder of the ultimate failure of Hitler's genocidal regime.

Stage Door: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Mona Golabek's tribute to her mother's experience in the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that sent Jewish children to Britain prior to WWII, is mesm...

The Piano Lesson

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.21.2014 | 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.

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."