| May 5, 2012
In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life.
And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The O'Malley administration has chosen a Canadian company to operate two MARC commuter train lines, passing over a competitor whose critics have tied it to Nazi Germany and avoiding a potential fight with Holocaust survivors.
The Maryland Department of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In a sixth-grade reading classroom at Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City on Tuesday, teacher Amy Monachino guided her students through a chapter in Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars."
Books on the Holocaust lined the chalkboard. But the only book up...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
In September 1972, the world watched in disbelief as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by the Palestinian terrorist organization "Black September" at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich. The story, and Israel's decade-long retaliation, have been captured...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at the Enoch Pratt library's main branch on Thursday to discuss her new memoir, "Prague Winter," which delves into a family background that had been shielded from her for decades.
As The Baltimore Sun'...
| Aug 15, 2012
Dr. Joseph Taler, a retired Glen Burnie family physician who survived the Holocaust in Poland by not wearing his Star of David armband, taking a Christian surname, and hiding in a village, died Sunday of heart failure at his Annapolis home.
He was 89....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:36 AM
The song composed in the Jewish ghetto of Vilna, Lithuania's capital, is defiant. "Mir zaynen do!" it thunders. "We are here!"
For all its bold determination, this song, known as the Partisan Hymn, always used to strike me as unspeakably sad. So few of...
| May 9, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Not everything in childhood is bowls of mush and little old ladies whispering "Hush," and Maurice Sendak understood that.
Our children understand that, too. Instinctively. That's what makes his books, like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Somewhere the wild things are roaring their terrible roars and gnashing their terrible teeth and rolling their terrible eyes and showing their terrible claws.
They're mourning their creator, children's book author Maurice Sendak, who stepped into his...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Someday, members of this year's seventh-grade class at Wilde Lake Middle School might be at the forefront of efforts to eradicate such social ills as genocide, animal cruelty, homelessness and deforestation.
The students are learning about social...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
In response to Ellen Cassedy's "We are here" (April 18), I offer a second opinion.
Can there be hope for a country that claimed the highest percentage of Jewish deaths in all of Europe? More than 95 percent ofLithuania'sJews were annihilated — most...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:31 PM
As the Newtown, Conn., community looks for comfort in the wake of one of the most deadly school shootings in history, it will be able to tap into the hearts of students in Baltimore City.
Students at Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School have...