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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Tony Honoree Larry Kramer an Activist at Heart

    Count on Larry Kramer to tell you how it is. "I was surprised," he says, when he heard the Tony Awards had decided to give him its annual Isabelle Stevenson Award for significant contribution to humanitarian or charitable causes. "The establishment...
  • Deep in thought over 'Hannah Arendt'

    Deep in thought over 'Hannah Arendt'
    How does one make a movie about thought? That was the dilemma noted German director Margarethe von Trotta faced when she began work on her latest film, "Hannah Arendt," which opened June 7. The biopic reunites Von Trotta with actress Barbara Sukowa,...
  • Global Voices: Channeling 'comfort women' amid new controversy

    A Korean American author’s reverie on the victims of World War II sexual enslavement has landed in e-book form in the midst of fresh controversy provoked by a Japanese politician’s defense of "comfort women" as necessary for wartime discipline...
  • Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses

    Thomas Keneally's 'The Daughters of Mars' centers on WWI nurses
    Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To...
  • In Theory: Why the rise in Anti-Semitism?

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
  • Young people fascinated with history

    History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects? Interns and...
  • In Theory: Were early Christians persecuted for their beliefs?

    Were early Christians really persecuted for their beliefs? The popular image is of them being thrown to the lions and having to meet in secret, but an author is challenging what she calls the "myth" of Christian persecution. Candida Moss, who is...
  • A roundup of graphic novels worth reading

    A roundup of graphic novels worth reading
    The intersection of visual art and language in a graphic novel tilts the reading experience. The reader has no choice but to slide into the author's more specifically defined — and designed — world. The hallmarks of great literature are the...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Last of the Unjust'

    Demanding and deeply rewarding, "The Last of the Unjust" finds veteran documentarian Claude Lanzmann turning for the fourth time to outtakes from his monumental "Shoah"; here, he draws extensively from filmed interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last...
  • Lawmakers handed out $9.6 billion in county-level spending -- a $2 billion spike from last year

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's legislative budget-writers went bombastic this week when a business-backed group suggested that with the help of surplus taxpayer cash they had spread more pork throughout the $74.5 billion state budget. But county-level...
  • Cannes: With 'The Congress,' Ari Folman votes for new audacity

    Cannes: With 'The  Congress,' Ari Folman votes for new audacity
    CANNES, France -- Few independent directors have won as many plaudits for their visual inventiveness as Ari Folman. Five years ago, the Israeli first-timer came to Cannes and caught the film world’s attention with his combat piece “Waltz...
  • Holocaust Museum turns 20 while eyewitness survivors dwindle

    Holocaust Museum turns 20 while eyewitness survivors dwindle
    Lauren Markoe writes for the Religion News Service about losing the generation of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust: WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the¬†Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as children — and were old enough at...