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A Bad Sign

Francis Levy | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

There has been much reporting about the attempt of Jewish families to reclaim works of art that had been pilfered by the Nazis.

Gate With Infamous Nazi Slogan Stolen From Concentration Camp Site

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," has been stolen from the former Da...

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

An Unexpected Resting Place For Holocaust Victims

Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Jewish cemeteries are not typically places where ashes are interred, but in a rare ceremony on Sunday (May 25), a small rock consis...

Veteran's Day: It's Never Really Over

Sonia Taitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sonia Taitz

Dachau's liberation story is not hypothetical to me. What this soldier saw when he opened the gates of Dachau was a sea of corpses, emaciated, tossed one atop the other in obscene piles. A few skeletons emerged alive, however, and one of them was my own father.

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

The Inside Scoop

George Heymont | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From psychics who claim to be communicating with the soul of the dead octopus to hucksters trying to establish whether Paul is an English or German citizen, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus gives new meaning to Barnum's claim that "There's a sucker born every minute."

UPDATE: Nazi Concentration Camp Puzzle On Amazon Sparks Controversy

Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

On Amazon, customers can get almost anything their heart desires, even if that desire includes a Nazi concentration camp puzzle. The online retail...

The Bleak Necessity Of The Dachau Tour

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Traci L. Slatton

Our group meandered into the next room to hear about brutal capos who oversaw the prisoners, about twelve starving men sleeping in plank-board bunks built for three, about floggings and pole hangings.

Digging Into a 20th Century Voice: The Heroine of Hemingway & Gellhorn

Andrew Fish | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

Since watching Hemingway & Gellhorn a few weeks back I've been spending much of my free time absorbed in this piece of history and personality I'd never heard of before.

Forgotten Women: Bombs, Bombshells and Barbed Wire

Gerit Quealy | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Gerit Quealy

There's always a pendulum swing, but in the sphere of women's equality it seems more like the second hand on a surreal grandfather clock.

Dachau Survivor And Liberator Meet 6 Decades Later

AP | By JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 03.05.2012 | Good News

PHILADELPHIA -- The way Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum laugh and tell jokes with the ease of old friends, it's easy to assume the dapper octogenarians ...

Movie Review: Shutter Island

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

DiCaprio isn't just a star -- he's a smart, resourceful actor intimately in tune with his emotions and capable of nearly anything on screen.

On the Road: Why Do We Want To Travel?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Fear is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revelatory. You're perpetually off-balance and on guard. After a while one yearns for the mindlessness of familiar routines.

Letter From Paris: Let the Saints Come Marching In

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

We headed over to the beautiful cemetery to say hey to Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. If the 20th Arrondissement is good enough for them, then it certainly should work for us.