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September 21, 2002
To quote from "Long-Term Mission Likely at Guantanamo Bay Prison" (Sept. 13), "As that crucial work continues, [Navy Capt. Bob] Buehn said he now wonders whether history eventually will remember Guantanamo Bay not as a unique U.S. military base in a communist country, but rather as something more akin to the Nuremberg stockade and trials after World War II." No. History will remember it as it was--a concentration camp where people were held without charges and interrogated for months on end, a concentration camp more akin to the Nazi concentration camps.
March 22, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Police said one of three starving children found in a Monterey County home last week was "emaciated" and appeared to be abused. The two boys, 5 and 6, and a girl were taken into protective custody and are recovering, according to the Associated Press. Authorities said chains appear to have been used to restrain the children. The girl, 8, looked like "a concentration camp" victim, Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller told the Monterey Herald, adding that the children had "hardly eaten for months.
August 9, 1987 | from Reuters
A West German schoolteacher, accused of telling pupils that Nazi concentration camps were a fabrication, Friday received a nine-month suspended prison sentence for inciting racial hatred and insulting behavior. A court in Koblenz heard that Rudolf Koch told classes that no more than 400,000 Jews died in World War II and that the Auschwitz concentration camp was an invention of the United States.
March 12, 2014 | Frederick N. Rasmussen
Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor who became a major voice in the campaign to gain reparations from companies that transported victims to concentration camps during World War II, died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 93. Bretholz played a leading role in a campaign to require SNCF, the French railway system that historians have said conveyed 76,000 people to Nazi camps, to pay reparations to U.S. Holocaust survivors....
May 2, 2013
Chris Kelly, 34, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross that had a chart-topping hit with "Jump," was pronounced dead Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. Police were called to Kelly's home in south Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon and he was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No official cause of death has been determined, pending an autopsy. Kris Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the youths at an Atlanta mall.
May 26, 2006 | Arin Gencer, Times Staff Writer
Leopold Engleitner toiled in three Nazi concentration camps for refusing to renounce his faith as a Jehovah's Witness. In the decades after the war, he tried to tell his tale but rarely found an audience. Now, at 100, he finally is reaching listeners, thanks to the efforts of an Austrian filmmaker who was taken with his story of endurance. Engleitner has toured the United States since May 1, sharing his life story to encourage others to stick by their principles.
November 4, 2005 | Sandy Banks, Times Staff Writer
For 60 years it percolated in Sam Goetz's mind, rising to the level of obsession -- this need to find the American soldier who had loomed so large in the most critical moment of Goetz's life. On May 6, 1945, Goetz, then 16, was among 18,000 prisoners liberated from the Nazi concentration camp at Ebensee, Austria, by the U.S. Army's 3rd Cavalry. The squadron commander, a tall, young sergeant, climbed down from his tank and pronounced them free.
May 30, 1993
With their concentration on despoiling each other, the mayoral candidates are proving one thing: There ought to be a third candidate. JAKE ANGELIN Los Angeles
The details of the mural that helped save Bill Salamon's life escape him now. * It took up one wall in the cafeteria where his Nazi captors would enjoy their meals. A picture of a German soldier sitting on a bench, his arm casually draped around a young girl's shoulder, he recalls. He was 16 when he painted it. "I probably survived the concentration camp because I knew how to paint and draw," says Salamon.
April 23, 2010 | McClatchy-Tribune Newspapers
Whitney R. Harris, one of the original prosecutors of Nazi crimes after World War II, died Wednesday from complications of cancer at his home in Frontenac, Mo. He was 97. Harris was part of the team, led by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, that began the prosecution of war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany, shortly after the war's end. In 1945, Harris led the team's first case, that of Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the highest-ranking leader...
February 23, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
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, zig-zagging up and down from the heights to the lowest registers, with the final four chords ringing out, like so many shrieks of despair," biographers Melissa Muller and Reinhard Piechocki wrote in 2006. The next day, she was given an extra ladle of watery soup - a privilege at a Nazi concentration camp, but one that made the pianist distinctly uncomfortable.
February 22, 2014 | By Martha Groves
For Chasten Bowen, news that France is negotiating with the U.S. to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors who were transported on French rail cars to Nazi concentration camps during World War II comes too late. “I'm just about ready to leave this world,” said the 89-year-old Anaheim resident. “If there's money available, there are others who need it worse than I do.” Stuart Eizenstat, a Washington lawyer who advises the State Department on Holocaust issues, said Friday that the French government entered into formal talks with the U.S. State Department on Feb. 6 regarding reparations and hopes to wrap up an agreement by the end of the year.
January 22, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Letterman jackets are considered so retro that some high school athletes are hesitant to be seen wearing one. But don't tell that to L.A. Cathedral soccer standout Axel Mendez, who proudly walks around campus wearing his jacket filled with patches testifying to accomplishments, from being All-Southern Section to being a scholar-athlete. It's part of a high school sports experience that he refuses to abandon at a time when other elite players in the Southern California soccer world are choosing a different path.
December 31, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Good morning, and let's be honest - your New Year's resolutions are probably only good for a week, maybe two. Instead of trying to give up chips and salsa or joining a gym, you would be better off aiming not to be one of the millions who will land in emergency rooms in 2014 for entirely avoidable mishaps. And I just happen to have some pointers from ER doctors who have seen it all. In November, after writing about federal judge and WWII veteran Harry Pregerson's continued good deeds for his fellow servicemen and women, I got a book in the mail from the judge's nephew, Dr. Brady Pregerson.
December 23, 2013 | By Susan King
Howard Hawks never met a movie genre he couldn't adapt to splendidly. In a career that spanned the silent era to 1970, Hawks directed gangster melodrama (1932's "Scarface") screwball comedies (1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), westerns (1948's "Red River"), film noirs (1946's "The Big Sleep"), musicals (1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") and adventures (1939's "Only Angels Have Wings"). This weekend, two of his best comedies, 1940's "His Girl Friday" with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell and 1941's "Ball of Fire" with Gary Cooper and an Oscar-nominated Barbara Stanwyck, screen at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre.
October 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Parks and Recreation" may not have much to brag about in terms of audience size, but the cult-beloved NBC comedy can certainly point to one advantage: its viewers' paychecks. Among the series on the four major networks this fall, "Parks" has the highest concentration of upscale young adult viewers. In this context, " upscale young adult " means people in the 18-49 demo who live in households with yearly income of $100,000 or more. Three weeks into the fall season, "Parks and Rec" boasts a score of 171 on the upscale density index, for which 100 equals an average concentration of homes.
March 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Excessive chlorine levels in a pool in Wausau sent more than 40 children to hospitals, authorities said. The kindergartners at Lincoln Elementary were learning about water safety at a nursing home pool when they started to have difficulty breathing. Officials said a pool circulation pump stopped working and restarted, throwing the chlorine concentration out of balance.
August 3, 1986
I notice that 5% of American families now hold 35% of the nation's wealth. This is the highest concentration of wealth since the Great Depression. And who said Reaganomics would never work? VICTOR FRESCO Los Angeles
September 20, 2013 | By Elisabeth Egan
You wouldn't expect a novel about a teenager in a concentration camp to be even remotely uplifting, but "Rose Under Fire," Elizabeth Wein's follow-up to the historical blockbuster "Code Name Verity," somehow manages to provide a sense of catharsis alongside its shock and chagrin. When we meet Rose Moyer Justice, it's 1944 and the Pennsylvania native is a pilot for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, delivering newly manufactured or overhauled fighter planes from factories in Southampton, England, to bases all over the country.
September 14, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - U.S. officials seldom conceal their contempt for Syrian President Bashar Assad, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry credited Assad's government Saturday with a not-insignificant achievement: Safeguarding the nation's chemical armory in the midst of a raging civil war. That fact, Kerry emphasized, helped make possible an "ambitious" U.S.-Russian plan to eliminate Syria's substantial chemical weapons stores. "One of the reasons that we believe that this is achievable is because the Assad regime has taken extraordinary pains in order to keep control of these weapons," Kerry told reporters Saturday in Geneva after outlining the U.S.-Russian initiative.
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