August 28, 2009 |
Talk about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. In Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked new film, "Inglourious Basterds," a band of Jewish soldiers bash collect Nazi soldiers' scalps in a bid to avenge their people and stop the Holocaust. Tarantino's World War II fantasy and its orgy of violence are little more than cartoonish savagery and perhaps a cathartic experience for some Jewish viewers. It's a sort of reverse form of Schadenfreude: Jews giving Nazis the ultimate taste of their own medicine.
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December 1, 2008 |
Gilberto Bosques Saldivar has never been the subject of a major motion picture by Steven Spielberg. American history books seldom, if ever, mention his name, and he does not have his own Wikipedia page, in Spanish or English. But the former Mexican diplomat, stationed in France during World War II, helped save as many as 40,000 Jews and other refugees from Nazi persecution.
November 2, 2008 |
The "Silent Heroes" now have a voice. A new memorial center in Berlin pays tribute to the thousands of German gentiles who risked everything to save Jews from persecution by the Nazis and documents the stories of those who sometimes spent years in hiding. The "Silent Heroes" memorial center opened to the public last week amid a new focus in recent years on the legacy of the "good German" -- individuals who resisted Hitler, were labeled as traitors by the Nazis and were often shunned after the war. "Their accomplishments were totally forgotten, and this is an initiative to bring them back into our memory," said Johannes Tuchel, director of the German Resistance Memorial Center Foundation, which is behind the new memorial.
October 23, 2008 |
As all the world knows by now, a hard-drinking, womanizing, black-marketing German industrialist named Oskar Schindler saved some 1,100 Jewish slave laborers from the Holocaust. Thomas Keneally turned the story into a novel -- originally titled "Schindler's Ark" in Britain -- that won the Man Booker Prize in 1982.
July 2, 2005 |
The factory where Oskar Schindler shielded more than 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust is to be turned into a museum commemorating the German industrialist whose life was made famous in Steven Spielberg's film, officials said Friday. Since the 1993 release of the Academy Award-winning "Schindler's List," tourists to Krakow have sought out the factory where Schindler kept the emaciated Jews, claiming their work was essential to the survival of his metalworks.
January 15, 2004 |
Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning "Schindler's List," one of the most acclaimed films about human survival amid the horrors of the Holocaust, is coming to DVD. The disc set, planned for release March 9, will be accompanied by interviews with some of the people who lived through the movie's story in real life, Universal Studios Home Video announced Wednesday.