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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1985
Although I have tremendous respect for Hyman Haves and the outstanding contribution he has made to B'nai B'rith and the Jewish people, I differ with him on the grant to the Wiesenthal Center. He opposes it on religious grounds. It is not a religious issue. That the one-time grant will be administered by a religious institution for non-religious purposes is self-evident. With many holocausts in our human history, only two have been publicly reported and fully documented. These two are the Armenian holocaust and the Jewish holocaust.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012
It's a wrap for the Shoah Foundation Institute's ambitious, 18-year project to gather and preserve testimonies from more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The foundation, established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg following his making of the movie "Schindler's List," announced Monday that the last interview -- with Hungarian survivor Feher Istvan -- was digitized June 20 and will soon be available to view online, alongside 105,000 hours of oral history from the Jewish Holocaust.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1994
Why does Steven Spielberg say that the movie "Schindler's List" was his "duty to make" ("Spielberg's 'List' a Call to 'Duty,' " March 7)? Does he realize the saturation level of the Jewish Holocaust in the media and elsewhere, the Holocaust Museum in L.A., the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, schoolchildren being taught about the Holocaust, plus other stories about it in the press and on television? This genocide of the Jews has been shoved into our faces ad nauseam. What is sadly lacking is a similar telling of other equally horrifying genocides--the Armenian genocide, the starvation genocide of the Ukranians by the former Soviet Union, the genocide of the Cambodians.
OPINION
December 20, 2006
Re "Why they deny the Holocaust," Opinion, Dec. 16 Ayaan Hirsi Ali is commendable not only for her extraordinary courage to speak the truth about Islamic oppression of women, but she may be, unfortunately, one of only a handful of Islamic intellectuals with the courage to honestly confront the Islamic "party line" that demonizes Jews, denies or is willfully ignorant of Jewish history and clings to fabricated historical fantasies whereby all Muslims...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012
It's a wrap for the Shoah Foundation Institute's ambitious, 18-year project to gather and preserve testimonies from more than 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The foundation, established in 1994 by Steven Spielberg following his making of the movie "Schindler's List," announced Monday that the last interview -- with Hungarian survivor Feher Istvan -- was digitized June 20 and will soon be available to view online, alongside 105,000 hours of oral history from the Jewish Holocaust.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997
Re "Fong Tells of Halt in Investments at Swiss Banks," Oct. 16: I am puzzled as to why billions of dollars of California taxpayer money are being invested in Switzerland at all. Does the treasurer's office believe that revitalization of the Swiss economy will boost exports from California? Do officials consider California's economy to be so decrepit that investment within the state is a bad risk? Or more likely, are they so busy comparing interest rates that they never paused to think about how the money is actually used?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000
Re "Face to Face With History," Nov. 14. After reading the article in the San Fernando Valley section, I could not help but respond with this plea: Why does every exhibit about man's inhumanity to man revolve around the Jewish Holocaust, and only around it, as if no other holocaust is deserving of its own exhibit? Gazing at the pictures of the students on those pages, why are there no exhibits for the Jim Crow era, its laws and lynchings? The genocide of the Native Americans during our great westward expansion?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrying placards denouncing racism and exchanging angry words with each other and the police, more than 100 protesters skirmished Saturday outside a Masonic hall in South-Central Los Angeles where a conference on the Holocaust and the 1st Amendment was supposed to bring together black nationalists and white supremacists. But when several controversial speakers, including black historian Leonard Jeffries Jr., an African-American historian at City University of New York, and Legrand R.
OPINION
December 20, 2006
Re "Why they deny the Holocaust," Opinion, Dec. 16 Ayaan Hirsi Ali is commendable not only for her extraordinary courage to speak the truth about Islamic oppression of women, but she may be, unfortunately, one of only a handful of Islamic intellectuals with the courage to honestly confront the Islamic "party line" that demonizes Jews, denies or is willfully ignorant of Jewish history and clings to fabricated historical fantasies whereby all Muslims...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
The past inevitably overlaps the present, sometimes excruciatingly. Max Eisenberg learned that as a teenager, his experience as the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors becoming the basis for "A Call to Remember," the poignant, emotional, tender ache of a movie he has written for airing on the Starz! and Encore cable channels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000
Re "Face to Face With History," Nov. 14. After reading the article in the San Fernando Valley section, I could not help but respond with this plea: Why does every exhibit about man's inhumanity to man revolve around the Jewish Holocaust, and only around it, as if no other holocaust is deserving of its own exhibit? Gazing at the pictures of the students on those pages, why are there no exhibits for the Jim Crow era, its laws and lynchings? The genocide of the Native Americans during our great westward expansion?
NEWS
June 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
The German Parliament on Friday backed a U.S. architect's design for a national Holocaust memorial remembering the 6 million Jews killed under the Nazis, signaling an end to 10 years of argument. Jewish groups said they welcomed the lawmakers' approval, after four hours of debate, of the design by New Yorker Peter Eisenman. It envisages a maze the size of two football fields filled with 2,600 close-set concrete pillars, giving the impression of a huge graveyard.
NEWS
January 13, 1998 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a path-breaking deal intended to redress wrongs of both the Nazi era and the Cold War, the German government said Monday that it will create a $110-million reparations fund for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who live in countries of the former Eastern Bloc. The news pleased some prospective recipients but only angered others, who said Bonn had waited indecently long before attempting to compensate them for their suffering. "It's 53 years since the war ended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997
Re "Fong Tells of Halt in Investments at Swiss Banks," Oct. 16: I am puzzled as to why billions of dollars of California taxpayer money are being invested in Switzerland at all. Does the treasurer's office believe that revitalization of the Swiss economy will boost exports from California? Do officials consider California's economy to be so decrepit that investment within the state is a bad risk? Or more likely, are they so busy comparing interest rates that they never paused to think about how the money is actually used?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1997 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
The past inevitably overlaps the present, sometimes excruciatingly. Max Eisenberg learned that as a teenager, his experience as the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors becoming the basis for "A Call to Remember," the poignant, emotional, tender ache of a movie he has written for airing on the Starz! and Encore cable channels.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1994
Why does Steven Spielberg say that the movie "Schindler's List" was his "duty to make" ("Spielberg's 'List' a Call to 'Duty,' " March 7)? Does he realize the saturation level of the Jewish Holocaust in the media and elsewhere, the Holocaust Museum in L.A., the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, schoolchildren being taught about the Holocaust, plus other stories about it in the press and on television? This genocide of the Jews has been shoved into our faces ad nauseam. What is sadly lacking is a similar telling of other equally horrifying genocides--the Armenian genocide, the starvation genocide of the Ukranians by the former Soviet Union, the genocide of the Cambodians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By 16, the age of many of her listeners Wednesday, Susan Ziemer-Brender had already contemplated suicide in a Czechoslovakian wartime ghetto, labored as a prisoner in the shadows of the Auschwitz smokestacks and suffered through two days of a Nazi death march.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Pope John Paul II's sorrow for the Nazi-era extermination of millions of Jews--expressed in a letter made public this week--has been generally received as timely and gratifying by Jewish groups. Several Jewish leaders said that the letter eases the way for a Sept. 1 papal meeting with Jewish representatives to discuss tensions resulting from the audience the Pope granted this summer to Austrian President Kurt Waldheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By 16, the age of many of her listeners Wednesday, Susan Ziemer-Brender had already contemplated suicide in a Czechoslovakian wartime ghetto, labored as a prisoner in the shadows of the Auschwitz smokestacks and suffered through two days of a Nazi death march.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carrying placards denouncing racism and exchanging angry words with each other and the police, more than 100 protesters skirmished Saturday outside a Masonic hall in South-Central Los Angeles where a conference on the Holocaust and the 1st Amendment was supposed to bring together black nationalists and white supremacists. But when several controversial speakers, including black historian Leonard Jeffries Jr., an African-American historian at City University of New York, and Legrand R.
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