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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • A taste of James Franco's Comedy Central roast

    After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way. "It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
  • Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?

    Could the movie version of 'The Book Thief' be a sleeper hit?
    In what is shaping up to be a year full of splashy young adult film adaptations vying to be blockbusters -- including "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bone," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- the adaptation of...
  • As Obama hesitates, Israel worries

     As Obama hesitates, Israel worries
    President Obama has repeatedly and publicly declared that the United States will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons; he has, apparently, promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as much. While he has not explicitly declared that the...
  • Pines man accompanies father to Germany for Kristallnacht commemoration

    Pines man accompanies father to Germany for Kristallnacht commemoration
    Paul Ranis didn't know much about his father's German upbringing. So the Pembroke Pines resident was honored when Peter Ranis invited him to Germany for the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass." The government of...
  • Nazi hunters launch German campaign to nab war criminals

    On a mission to hunt down long-elusive Nazi fugitives, Operation Last Chance was launched in major German cities Tuesday by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center. The center’s director for Israel, Efraim Zuroff, pronounced the quest to bring...
  • A portrait of Roman Polanski at 80

    A portrait of Roman Polanski at 80
    No other contemporary filmmaker has had a career like Roman Polanski. The lauded director, who turns 80 Sunday, has been making feature films since the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water," which he made in his native Poland. His most recent feature, "Venus...
  • In Theory: Does God answer simple questions?

    A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several...
  • Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith

    Review: 'The Joy of Pain' by Richard H. Smith
    We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
  • Concerts, films, art to examine bigotry and the price of silence in Kristallnacht series

     Concerts, films, art to examine bigotry and the price of silence in Kristallnacht series
    Art, music and film will be used to speak against oppression, bullying and turning a blind eye to discrimination in a series of Central Florida events this fall. Notable cultural groups such as the Bach Festival Society, Enzian Theater and the Cornell...
  • Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood

    Books That Changed My Life: Diary, Perks, In Cold Blood
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966 This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
  • Tourism cliches good and bad

    Tourism cliches good and bad
    There's a popcorn shop in downtown Chicago that generates long tourist lines, and most locals, like me, don't get it. I don't think the popcorn is better than at any other place that puts a little effort into its popcorn, and if your time in Chicago is...
  • A brisket slice of life going away

    A brisket slice of life going away
    On the day before the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana, a dozen or more customers will queue up in the parking lot of Northbrook's Elegance in Meats at opening time, not to pick up tickets or win giveaways, but to have a cooked hunk of meat sliced....