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  • Muti to address Northwestern commencement

    Muti to address Northwestern commencement
    Riccardo Muti, the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will address Northwestern University graduates and receive an honorary degree at commencement in June, the college announced today. Muti, an Italian who has been with the Chicago...
  • Gift to advance Holocaust studies

    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, one of the country's leading philanthropies, has awarded the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum $10 million "to ensure the growth, vitality and impact of Holocaust studies in the United States and...
  • Jewish children were placed in foster homes to escape Nazis

    Jewish children were placed in foster homes to escape Nazis
    When Kurt Herman was 9, living a modest middle-class life with his mother and father on a quiet street in Vienna, the Nazis took over his homeland. It was essentially a bloodless invasion, an Anschluss — annexation — crafted by Germany and...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer dies at 110; thought to be oldest Holocaust survivor

    When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled. As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded. "Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...
  • Bosh not soft on Gasol comparisons

    Bosh not soft on Gasol comparisons
       Chris Bosh laughs a knowing laugh. He has to, because the question resonates, and it's part of a shared experience that he'll get to share in person on Thursday night.    So what exactly is it like to be a sidekick to a deity?    "Yeah," Bosh...
  • Review: 'Hitler's Furies' by Wendy Lower

    Review: 'Hitler's Furies' by Wendy Lower
    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...
  • Panda enthusiasts find shutdown hard to bear

    Panda enthusiasts find shutdown hard to bear
    They had come a long way to see the giant pandas. Several thousand miles, in fact. But when Muscovites John Boyko and Corina Naraevskaya strolled up leafy Connecticut Avenue to the entrance of the National Zoo Tuesday, they were confronted with a locked...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • National Book Awards: nonfiction longlist

    National Book Awards: nonfiction longlist
    The 10 books on the National Book Awards' longlist for the nonfiction prize include works by some of the nation’s best-known historians, a memoir about a childhood in the shadow of the CIA and bestselling books about America’s economic decline...
  • Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant

    Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant
    Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss." Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
  • Holocaust Museum turns 20 while eyewitness survivors dwindle

    Holocaust Museum turns 20 while eyewitness survivors dwindle
    Lauren Markoe writes for the Religion News Service about losing the generation of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust: WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as children — and were old enough at...
  • Harry Eisen dies at 95; Norco Ranch founder

    Harry Eisen dies at 95; Norco Ranch founder
    Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95. Eisen died July 19 of...