| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A German historian has found conclusive proof that Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller died in the final days of World War II and was buried in a mass grave in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin, the German daily Bild reported Thursday.
The research carried...
| Oct 6, 2013
Under Nazi ideology, German women were supposed to be prodigies of child-bearing and domesticity, leaving the wider world of work — not to mention violence and mass murder — to men.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Steven Spielberg will add another prize to his crowded trophy mantle this fall when he receives an award at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The Oscar-winning director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The Alan Grayson spin machine had been running full speed.
The storyline — promoted by Grayson's handlers and the media — was that Central Florida's firebrand liberal congressman was no longer a bomb-thrower.
No more calling female...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The Holocaust Center in Maitlandwill hold a special screening of the documentary "Besa: The Promise" at noon, Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Enzian Theaterin Maitland.
The film explores the never-before-told story of the Muslims of Nazi-occupied Albania who...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The callousness, the sheer idiocy, of some organizations never ceases to amaze me.
A month after the slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the National Rifle Association has released a new game that...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CAIRO — It could have been a story of reconciliation and redemption, inspired by a long-ago act of courage and kindness. Instead, it turned into an illustration of the stark realities of the modern-day Middle East.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:04 AM
On Sunday Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., four local Holocaust survivors — Sonja Marchesano, Sylvia Rapp, Eva Ritt and Harry Lowenstein — will share their memories of Kristallnacht at a special program at the Holocaust Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., in...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conservation between heads...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WARSAW, Poland -- Simcha Rotem was stooped, his head bowed showing tiny wisps of white hair as he stood at a podium between two black menorahs spewing towering gas flames.
Behind him a new, 40-foot-tall black stone frieze showed armed guerilla fighters,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Like Amy Farrah Fowler -- the character she plays on "The Big Bang Theory" -- Mayim Bialik has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Unlike Fowler, Bialik, 37, leads a well-rounded life that includes camping with her family and friends -- something she prefers to more...