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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Colombia rebels' hostage recalls friendship with wild pig

    Colombia rebels' hostage recalls friendship with wild pig
    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...
  • Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation

    Review: Elie Wiesel's 'Hostage' is in a contrived situation
    -------------------- Hostage A Novel 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...
  • 'The Flat': In an Israeli apartment, a shocking discovery ★★★

    'The Flat': In an Israeli apartment, a shocking discovery ★★★
    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...
  • Elie Wiesel's story endures, empowers

    Elie Wiesel's story endures, empowers
    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...
  • Candles lit to commemorate Holocaust victims

    Candles lit to commemorate Holocaust victims
    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...
  • Jewish community gathers for Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jewish community gathers for Holocaust Remembrance Day
    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...
  • Class uses art to teach about Holocaust

    Class uses art to teach about Holocaust
    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,...
  • While Syria burns, Obama stands idly by

     While Syria burns, Obama stands idly by
    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...
  • Book Review: Harvey Pekar's Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

    Book Review: Harvey Pekar's Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
    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...
  • The art of William Congdon, peer of Rothko and Pollock, at Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven

    The art of William Congdon, peer of Rothko and Pollock, at Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven
    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...
  • Review: Bernhard Schlink on life, love and duty in 'Summer Lies'

     Review: Bernhard Schlink on life, love and duty in 'Summer Lies'
    -------------------- Summer Lies Stories Bernhard Schlink 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...
  • Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights

    Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights
    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...