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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop

    Award-winning local short-story writers to read at the Ivy Bookshop
    Unlike places such as Montana or Texas with their never-ending skies and wide-open plains, Maryland rewards those who stop and take a closer look. It's a state where views may be best appreciated at the level of an extravagantly petaled flower or detailed...
  • Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude

    Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude
    The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring. When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
  • Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer

    Erland A. Tillman, decorated Army officer
    Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • Summer of adventure for Scouts of Troop 007 [West Friendship]

    The Boy Scouts of Troop 007 left no stones unturned during the summer of 2013. This local troop meets for regular meetings on Monday evenings at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood. A band of boys from Troop 007 encountered harrowing rapids and...
  • Emily Velelli, seamstress

    Emily Velelli, seamstress
    Emily Velelli, who survived the Holocaust after being hidden by gentiles in war-torn Greece, then immigrated to Baltimore, where she worked as a seamstress, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 100. The daughter of Jacob Osmou,...
  • Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'

    Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'
    Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath. The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
  • Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran

    Milton Bromberg, tailor and veteran
    Milton Bromberg, a custom tailor and decorated World War II veteran who visited the White House to fit President Bill Clinton for suits, died of respiratory failure Nov. 1 at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills....
  • Salvatore J. Russo, Beth Steel timekeeper

    Salvatore J. Russo, Beth Steel timekeeper
    Salvatore J. Russo, a retired Bethlehem Steel timekeeper and World War II veteran, died of diabetic complications Sunday at Emeritus Senior Living in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 94. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Florence and Antonio...
  • Artist confronts opposition to same-sex marriage

    It is not unusual to see art that tackles social and political issues, but there's still something startling about Jeffrey Kent's solo show "Preach!" at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park. The Baltimore artist zeros in on opposition by some...
  • In Army-Navy rivalry, Black Knights can't keep up with Midshipmen

    In Army-Navy rivalry, Black Knights can't keep up with Midshipmen
    Nine months before Bobby Ross came out of retirement to coach football at Army in December 2003, the United States began its military involvement in Iraq. As he dug into his new job at West Point, Ross was thinking more about how to rebuild a team that...
  • Art Modell, former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner, dies at 87

    Art Modell, former Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns owner, dies at 87
    Art Modell may have returned football to Baltimore, but in the eyes of the silver-haired owner, the Ravens were clearly a team of the people. Eleven years ago, amid a swirl of confetti following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in Tampa, a tearful Mr....
  • Baltimore Symphony announces 2013-14 season

    Baltimore Symphony announces 2013-14 season
    There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion. “Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a...