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  • PASSINGS: Dov Shilansky

    PASSINGS: Dov Shilansky
    Dov Shilansky He began recitations of Holocaust victims' names Dov Shilansky, 86, a former Israeli Parliament speaker and advocate for memorializing victims of the Holocaust, died Thursday at a Tel Aviv hospital. The cause was not given. Shilansky...
  • PASSINGS: Robert Katz, Mervyn Hardinge

    Robert Katz Historian wrote 'Death in Rome' Robert Katz, 77, a writer and historian whose meticulous reconstruction of an infamous Nazi massacre in Rome brought him fame and sparked a trial over whether he defamed the pope, died Wednesday in a...
  • Book review: 'The Sonderberg Case' by Elie Wiesel

    Book review: 'The Sonderberg Case' by Elie Wiesel
    The Sonderberg Case A Novel Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson Alfred A. Knopf: 178 pp., $25 Elie Wiesel's "Night," a memoir of Auschwitz and Buchenwald that is a pillar of Holocaust literature, is read by schoolchildren all...
  • Book review: 'The Lampshade' by Mark Jacobson

    Book review: 'The Lampshade' by Mark Jacobson
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers, famously remarked: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." Pirke Avot, the only Talmudic tractate to deal exclusively with ethical and moral questions,...
  • Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev

    Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev
    "Revisionist" is a label that is sometimes used to praise and sometimes to bury a public intellectual. It is often applied to Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, who has courageously contrasted myth and reality when it comes to the Holocaust ("The...
  • Scene & Heard: Steven Spielberg presents Jeffrey Katzenberg with Ambassadors of Humanity award

    Scene & Heard: Steven Spielberg presents Jeffrey Katzenberg with Ambassadors of Humanity award
    There's no better proving ground for testing a friendship than by starting a restaurant and movie studio together from scratch. At least, that's what Steven Spielberg said before he presented the Ambassadors of Humanity award to his friend and business...
  • Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman

    Book review: 'When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone' by Gal Beckerman
    When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry Gal Beckerman Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30 If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
  • J. Michael Hagopian dies at 97; Armenian American documentary filmmaker

    J. Michael Hagopian dies at 97; Armenian American documentary filmmaker
    J. Michael Hagopian, an educational filmmaker who spent 40 years gathering the testimonies of Armenian genocide survivors to provide evidence of one of the most contentious events in world history, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Thousand...
  • Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson

    Book review: 'Comedy in a Minor Key' and 'The Death of the Adversary' by Hans Keilson
    COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Damion Searls Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22 THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY A Novel Hans Keilson Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
  • Virginia Tech shootings: Two killed, suspect at large

     
    A suspect remained at large Thursday afternoon on the campus of Virginia Tech afternoon killing a police officer and at least one other person, the university said....
  • Funeral home massacre: Is there a double standard for outrage?

     
    Imagine you were a space alien who just landed on earth. And imagine there was no such thing as race or ethnicity, that all humans were simply human. Which situation would be more shocking and outrageous to you? a) A......
  • U.S. boosts compensation for grisly Afghanistan killings

     
    The U.S. paid families of Afghans killed earlier this month in a shooting spree allegedly committed by an American soldier substantially more than it usually does in such cases because of the horrific nature of the massacre, according to senior military...