| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently reminded us of Winston Churchill's prescient warning of the dangers of European socialism ("The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24).
I admired and liked Mr. Ehrlich...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Protesters lined the curb outside the Maryland State Department of Education building in downtown Monday, carrying signs denouncing what they say is the federal takeover of education.
The group of 36 said they are against the common core standards, a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Emily Velelli, who survived the Holocaust after being hidden by gentiles in war-torn Greece, then immigrated to Baltimore, where she worked as a seamstress, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 100.
The daughter of Jacob Osmou,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Julia Andree Delbourgo, who hid from the Nazis in wartime France and, after immigrating to the U.S. with her family, taught French in Baltimore private schools, died of cancer Sept. 7 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Pikesville resident...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:16 AM
A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday.
Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base. The business has previously sold...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring.
When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89.
The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:59 AM
In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1).
First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...