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May 8, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a solemn open-air ceremony timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the fall of Nazi Germany, Berlin's stunning New Synagogue was reopened Sunday after decades in ruins. "Our burden of responsibility is very high," said Jerzy Kanal, chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin, which represents a much-reduced population of about 10,000. "We must fill this house with new life, and not just old Jewish history."
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May 8, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a solemn open-air ceremony timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the fall of Nazi Germany, Berlin's stunning New Synagogue was reopened Sunday after decades in ruins. "Our burden of responsibility is very high," said Jerzy Kanal, chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin, which represents a much-reduced population of about 10,000. "We must fill this house with new life, and not just old Jewish history."
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October 15, 2009 | By Karnig Dukmajian
Just as The Times expressed in its Oct. 13 editorial, "Turkey and Armenia: reconciling history," I believe that it's in both countries' interest to restore diplomatic ties and open their shared border. However, I cannot help but question the logic of The Times' appeal to Armenians and Turks to "get beyond" the issue of the Armenian genocide -- especially when the editorial board shares the concern of Armenians that the establishment of a commission to study the genocide is "simply a means for Turkey to continue denying history."
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March 26, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Extremists threw two firebombs into Germany's oldest synagogue in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday, a day before worshipers were to celebrate Passover services there for the first time since the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938. Jewish leaders said this was the worst attack on a synagogue since the Third Reich. No one was injured in the 2 a.m. fire that destroyed a meeting room in the four-story building crowned by a Star of David.
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November 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Germans and Austrians gathered Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary of the event that ushered in the Holocaust, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl was interrupted by heckling as he attempted a national atonement for the Nazi pogrom against Jews in Germany.
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October 4, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Rabbi Eugene Markovitz, the subject of a television movie about his benevolent handling of the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti on his home and temple during a Halloween "Mischief Night" in 1988, has died. He was 82. Markovitz, who retired last year after 52 years as rabbi of the Clifton Jewish Center, died Sept. 26 of pneumonia in Clifton, N.J. Actor Hal Linden played Markovitz in the 1994 CBS "Schoolbreak Special" titled "The Writing on the Wall."
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January 9, 1999 | Rev. EDWARD C. MARTIN, Rev. Edward C. Martin is pastor of Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Mission Viejo
I was recently asked, "Does God work through people who aren't Christian?"There is no older, more fervently believed, or more divisive human assumption than the one that says a particular idea of God is the only true belief. Christmas is over, Hanukkah is past, soon Ramadan will be over as well. Unfortunately, what we haven't gotten past are assumptions about God that create divisions between religious groups.
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September 20, 1999 | WILLIAM T. HATHAWAY, William T. Hathaway, who recently completed two years as a Fulbright professor of English in German universities, is a teacher at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa
Most of the other children in the film stand up straight, almost militarily erect, and look right into the camera. They state their names and hometowns in clear voices. The announcer explains how they became lost from their families. One thin boy of about 12, though, stands hunched. He is darker complexioned than the others and glances away, as if the camera crew frightens him. In a muted voice he murmurs, "Karl Weisswein," then adds his hometown: "Auschwitz."
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October 9, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the home, car and synagogue of a New Jersey rabbi were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, the people at "CBS Schoolbreak Special" saw an opportunity to educate youngsters about hate. In this week's The Writing on the Wall, based on a true story, three naive and boastful graffiti artists learn exactly what they were writing on the property and temple of Rabbi Eugene Markovitz, played by Hal Linden.
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November 12, 1995 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
Centuries of persecution transformed the Jewish people into a remarkably adaptable bunch. Without a home land from the year 70 until 1948, when Israel was founded, Jews were pushed from one country to the next for nearly two millennia. As a result, they learned how to live just about anywhere. This is a central theme behind "And I Shall Dwell Among Them," Neil Folberg's photographic essay on historic synagogues of the world.
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