| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. With Holocaust Remembrance Day around the corner in the U.S. (April 19), it seems appropriate to consider this one.
What it is: The book often called "The Diary of Anne Frank" was...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Maurice Sendak’s home phone number is hidden under a wall in my house. It’s like a secret from one of his books, a dream in code, a treasured key which unlocks memories.
About a decade ago, a publicist from New Haven’s International...
| Mar 28, 2012
The Passover story of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt resonates particularly strongly for people like Wolfgang "Wolfie" Rauner who escaped Nazi persecution for a new life in the United States.
Rauner, 83, arrived here June 21,...
| 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...
| 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 22, 2012
| 8:19 PM
“The Holocaust wasn’t something far away. The lives of many people in our own community have been and continue to be affected by what happened to them,” said Rabbi Jill Hackell of Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue in Chambersburg....
| Apr 25, 2012
It takes courage to face death, be it yours or another’s
To the editor:
There is no dignity in cowardice.
Those who apply the term “death with dignity” to assisted suicide or euthanasia diminish the extraordinary dignity of every...
| 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 8, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Sad new: Children's author Maurice Sendak is dead at the age of 83.
Here is an interview I did with the fascinating artist at his Ridgefield home in 2006 in advance of the children's opera in which he collaborated, "Brundibar.":
By FRANK RIZZO