July 26, 1987 |
Responding to complaints from nearby homeowners about noise and graffiti, Los Angeles County authorities have assigned four security guards and two recreation directors to Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax District. Plans are also under way to move the park's parking area from 1st Street, where it abuts a residential neighborhood, to a vacant lot just off Beverly Boulevard, county Supervisor Ed Edelman said last week.
October 28, 2010 |
Architectural symbols are rarely more layered, complex or self-aware than in a Holocaust museum, where the architect's nearly impossible job is to mark murder on a mass scale while at the same time providing some sense of resilience and hope. In some cases the resulting design takes on a slashing, dissonant form, as in Daniel Libeskind's 1999 Jewish Museum in Berlin. In others it tries to communicate at least a small part of the claustrophobia and confusion that awaited prisoners inside Nazi camps; that was among the central goals of James Ingo Freed, who designed the bluntly powerful 1993 United States Holocaust Museum on the National Mall in Washington.
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May 6, 2005 |
Sixty years after the liberation of the Nazi death camps, some 2,000 people, many of them schoolchildren, gathered Thursday in Los Angeles's Pan Pacific Park to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. As with other recent Holocaust memorials, Thursday's was suffused with a sad urgency as the Jewish victims who survived the death camps dwindle in number. Nathan Shapell, 83, an Auschwitz survivor who helped build the Holocaust monument at the park, said Holocaust programs are a must.
October 14, 2010 |
In grade school, Randy Schoenberg made a 12-foot-tall family tree. In college at Princeton, he led a Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a litigator, he argued all the way to the Supreme Court on behalf of Maria Altmann and ultimately recovered five Nazi-looted Klimt paintings from Austria for his client. "A psychiatrist from Vienna once gave me an article about this syndrome called the torchbearer syndrome," says Schoenberg, 44, who has the intense, heavy-lidded eyes of his paternal grandfather, composer Arnold Schoenberg.
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April 12, 2010 |
Two decades ago, they numbered in the hundreds. On Sunday, there were just a few dozen. But when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked them to stand and be recognized, the Holocaust survivors in attendance for the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles were met with a standing ovation. "We ask you to stand up because of your courage, your perseverance and your memories," Villaraigosa said. "We honor you today because those memories of yours will make sure that this will never, ever happen again."
October 15, 1998
* "Nickelodeon's Big Help-a-Thon"--Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, others will participate in a live broadcast to rally kids to nominate their towns for Nickelodeon Build-A-Park visits. Above, "the Big Helpmobile." Saturday at 9 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park. * "Harvest Festival"--An open marketplace featuring fine arts and crafts, food, craft demonstrations, entertainment. At the Anaheim Convention Center, Friday through Sunday.