At the University of Southern California (USC), a giant story of Jewish history has been writ large in a small exhibition titled "Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army during WWII."
The Siberian Times reports that the latest travel fad is 'Gulag Tourism.' Gulags if you remember from 12th grade history, were Soviet-era forced labor camps. They were in existence from the 1930s until 1960.
For many of us, the term "Polish cooking" conjures up memories of heavy, greasy dishes: the food of exile and poverty. But as we happily discovered, the new Polish cuisine is not your grandmother's cooking.
Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.
Of the 2.3 million prisoners now being held, more than 100,000 work in federal and state prison industry programs. This doesn't mean the usual cooking and cleaning, but work that produces products for sale -- about $2.4 billion dollars annually.