| May 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A little wild pig named Josefo, abandoned by his mother, helped keep Sgt. Jose Libardo Forero sane.
For nearly 13 years, Forero was one of the "forgotten" hostages held by the leftist rebels known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
| Aug 19, 2012
Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Alfred A. Knopf: 214 pp., $25.95
It's hard to read Elie Wiesel's new novel, "Hostage," without thinking about his classic...
| Nov 1, 2012
There's something shambling and unassuming about "The Flat," a home-movie quality to much of its footage. But it's not just any home that's being examined, and that makes all the difference.
Israel's top-grossing documentary of last year as well as the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:36 AM
NEW YORK — A slender, silver-haired gentleman steps onto a nearly bare stage, the instantaneous applause continuing long after he reaches the spare wooden table awaiting him.
For a moment, amid the din, he studies the audience — young and...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Six candles were lit Friday at Carmel City Hall to commemorate the 6 million lives lost during the Holocaust in World War II.
The ceremony in Carmel featured Madene Shachar, who is a director and educator at the world's first museum to commemorate the...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:13 PM
6 million Jews perished during the Holocaust. Each year the Houston Jewish community gathers for Holocaust Remembrance Day, or "Yom HaShoah," a national memorial day in Israel.
Candles are lit for the departed and a siren sounds in Israel to signal two...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:48 PM
One of the great challenges teachers have is getting their students to connect with the material, especially when it comes to teaching history. But at the Andover Middle School, one teacher is using art to teach about the Holocaust.
During World War II,...
| Apr 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — Last year President Barack Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of "Responsibility to Protect." Moammar Gadhafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing "would have been a...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
By Harvey Pekar and JT Waldman, with an epilogue written by Joyce Brabner. (Hill & Wang, 2012)
Harvey Pekar’s last book, from the era of his long career where he finally believed that his work—at...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The Sabbath of History: William Congdon — Meditations on Holy Week
Through Sept. 16, 2012. Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven, (203) 752-4535, kofc.org
Kurt Vonnegut's life was forever changed by his experience in World War...
| Jul 29, 2012
Pantheon: 240 pp., $25.95
In the summer, it isn't easy being German.
For a few weeks each year, the famously efficient German work routine grinds to a halt. Relaxation is...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...