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July 6, 1998 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John K. Roth can perhaps be forgiven for not expecting controversy when he won a high-ranking federal position in Washington. He was, after all, going to direct research and scholarship at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a job more academic than political. But before Roth, a Claremont McKenna College philosophy professor and respected Holocaust scholar, could even head East, he came under attack by no less than the Jewish press, national columnist George Will and a couple of congressmen.
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July 6, 1998 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John K. Roth can perhaps be forgiven for not expecting controversy when he won a high-ranking federal position in Washington. He was, after all, going to direct research and scholarship at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a job more academic than political. But before Roth, a Claremont McKenna College philosophy professor and respected Holocaust scholar, could even head East, he came under attack by no less than the Jewish press, national columnist George Will and a couple of congressmen.
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September 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
John K. Roth, a philosophy professor at Claremont McKenna College who confronts students with ethical implications of the Nazi Holocaust, has been named the national Professor of the Year in a competition sponsored by two well-known organizations in higher education.
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September 16, 1988 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
John K. Roth, a philosophy professor at Claremont McKenna College who confronts students with ethical implications of the Nazi Holocaust, has been named the national Professor of the Year in a competition sponsored by two well-known organizations in higher education.
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September 6, 1989
The controversy surrounding the existence of a convent at Auschwitz truly does indicate "the need for a fundamental spiritual reappraisal of love and justice" as written by John K. Roth ("When a Faith Exalts Itself Over Others, Hatred Is Born," Op-Ed Page, Aug. 25). The Holocaust represents a logical culmination of Jewish-Christian relations. Historically, Martin Luther's idea of the Jew as a Christ-killing, water-poisoning, plague-spreading, child-sacrificing unbeliever, unrepentant of his ways, formed a Christian strain of thought upon which Hitler built.
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November 21, 1988
It saddened me to read John K. Roth's column ("Genocide as a Political Science: Kristallnacht Formula Haunts Today's Unwanted," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 12). I cheered when Roth was selected 1988 Professor of the Year for the U.S. and Canada, for as a professor of philosophy and Holocaust studies at Claremont McKenna College, he was drawing from that horrific period of history many lessons, values, and ideas that could help college students clarify their own values and broaden their own understanding.
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June 20, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Frederick E. Sontag, a professor of philosophy and venerated mentor to three generations of students at Pomona College, where he made headlines nine years ago for forgiving a mentally ill student who had stabbed him in the neck, died Sunday at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center in Claremont. He was 84. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Grant.
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September 21, 2008 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Siegfried Halbreich, a survivor of four Nazi concentration camps who devoted the second half of his long life to public education about the horrors that Jews experienced during World War II, died of heart failure Wednesday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 98. Halbreich was among the first Jews to be sent to the camps in 1939. Five-and-a-half years later, he was one of the few to emerge alive.
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February 3, 2003 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Since the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance opened its doors in 1993, its founders have aimed to commemorate the Holocaust and to explore prejudice and persecution worldwide -- a daunting dual mission that has won admirers from Jordan's King Hussein to Hollywood's Arnold Schwarzenegger. But as the institution's 10th anniversary approaches, a widening circle of critics has gathered to press museum officials with a single question: Where are the Armenians?
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December 8, 2002
American Ground Unbuilding the World Trade Center William Langewiesche North Point Press: 206 pp., $22 Several weeks ago, taking advantage of the recently restored service on the No. 1 subway line, I rode past the World Trade Center stop on my way down to Rector Street. Imposing metallic barriers have been erected at the edge of the platforms to block the passenger's vista.
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