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The Holocaust (1934-1945)

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  • Review: 'The Last of the Unjust' is ungainly but powerful

    Review: 'The Last of the Unjust' is ungainly but powerful
    With the ground-breaking 9½-hour "Shoah" and similar documentaries to his credit, it would be understandable if filmmaker Claude Lanzmann felt he'd spent enough time dealing with the Holocaust. But the opposite is true, with a vengeance. At age 87...
  • Winter Olympics: Fear and Hope Abound in Sochi

    Olympic swimming champion and sports broadcaster Donna de Varona is reporting for Variety on the scene in Sochi. She has attended every Olympic Games since 1960, with the exception of the 1980 Moscow games. Never before has the threat of terrorism been...
  • 'Shoah's' Claude Lanzmann returns to 'The Last of the Unjust'

    'Shoah's' Claude Lanzmann returns to 'The Last of the Unjust'
    When your previous work includes what is widely considered to be the definitive documentary on the Holocaust, how do you follow that up? French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann has returned over the years to the material that went into the making of his 9 1/2-...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • In Theory: Why are people downloading 'Mein Kampf'?

    E-books have taken off in a huge way among the iPad- and Kindle-obsessed, but one electronic tome that's topping the charts — both free and paid-for — is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the book of political writings by the Nazi leader...
  • Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'

    Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'
    When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
  • Gary Stein: Now Hillary joins the Hitler parade

    I expect better from Hillary Clinton. She is someone I respect a lot. Actually, if they made a life size Fathead of Hillary Clinton, I would put it up on my wall, but that's another story. Anyway, the Fathead might have to be smaller, because the...
  • And the band plays on

    She noticed. Talking about Moscow's not very disguised invasion of Crimea, Hillary Clinton made the obvious comparison with Hitler's seizure of one piece of Europe after another in the 1930s: "Now if this sounds familiar," she told a fundraising luncheon...
  • Soldier returns, but Afghanistan stays between them

    Soldier returns, but Afghanistan stays between them
    I'm watching an unfamiliar man pace my room, sweat dripping from his scarred neck. He tells me I'm in danger. I'd been in a minor car accident, and he believes I may have suffered permanent injury. "You need an MRI," he urges. "But I feel fine and...
  • Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate

     Samuel Goetz dies at 85; Holocaust survivor and tenacious advocate
    Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland. A few months later, he too was forced out of...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Nazi art discovery in Germany could pose legal challenges

    Nazi art discovery in Germany could pose legal challenges
    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...