| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?
Certainly that’s what critics of the nuclear deal with Iran that the secretary of State helped...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Book Thief," the handsome, inevitable adaptation of Markus Zusak's internationally bestselling novel, unfolds as a curiosity on the big screen.
Centered on a war-afflicted girl who develops a passion for books, it features little discussion of...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A young man responded to a recent column by emailing me the story of a moral dilemma he faced when he saw a bee on the ground, unable to fly, its wings flapping desperately, disoriented.
"I stood there watching the bee a long time, just to see if it...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Paul Ranis didn't know much about his father's German upbringing.
So the Pembroke Pines resident was honored when Peter Ranis invited him to Germany for the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass."
The government of...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:12 PM
They started by videotaping one Holocaust survivor's story. Then came another and another.
Nearly 20 years have passed, and the stories have added up — to almost 52,000 eyewitness accounts collected all over the world.
Each month, the USC...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The recently revealed discovery of more than 1,400 works of art stashed away in an apartment in Munich, Germany, could pose a number of legal challenges for individuals looking to make a claim, an art expert said in an interview.
Officials in Germany...