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  • Review: 'Hitler's Furies' by Wendy Lower

    Review: 'Hitler's Furies' by Wendy Lower
    Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Film Review: 'Sweet Dreams'

    The road to reconciliation is paved with vanilla beans in "Sweet Dreams," which follows a group of Rwandan women as they endeavor to open the first ice-cream shop in a country where the frozen dessert is something more rumored than known. In documenting...
  • War criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100; Nazi captain convicted in 1995

    Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100. Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
  • White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide

    White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide
    WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
  • Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador

    Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador
    MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen in El Salvador early Thursday burst into the offices of a human rights agency that focuses on children missing from the country’s civil war, torching documents and taking away computers, activists said. The attack was a major...
  • Letters: Armenian genocide -- and a rug

    Re "Open feud over hidden rug," Nov. 13 The old saying about "sweeping things under the rug" gets fresh meaning in this latest Washington nonsense, in which the Obama administration is refusing the Smithsonian the right to display a stunning carpet hand...
  • Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east

    Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity. One reason...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • Jesse's Words: 'Noturing, Helin, Love'

    Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen. "Norturing, helin, love." Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
  • 'Act of Killing' To Be Released At No Charge In Indonesia

    HONG KONG - Controversial genocide documentary "The Act of Killing" is to be made available in Indonesia, in perpetuity and for free. The unusual move is a joint effort of the picture's U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films, its Danish production company...
  • Armenian Genocide memorial set for Pasadena

    Armenian Genocide memorial set for Pasadena
    A proposal to memorialize victims of the Armenian Genocide with a monument in Pasadena received unanimous approval from Pasadena City Council members on Monday, a decision cheered by Armenian American leaders in Glendale who have joined the effort to...
  • Pasadena City Council approves Armenian genocide monument

    Pasadena City Council approves Armenian genocide monument
    The Pasadena City Council has given unanimous approval for a public memorial commemorating the Armenian genocide of 1915 in Memorial Park. The central feature of the design -- a carved-stone basin of water straddled by a tripod arrangement of three...