CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1999 |
It was May 1939, and the luxury liner St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany, with 937 passengers, almost all of them Jews fleeing the Nazis. The ship reached Havana on May 27, but Cuba, already awash in Jewish immigrants from Europe, denied the passengers entry. The ship then headed for the Florida coast--and with the lights of Miami twinkling in the distance--the passengers sent pleas for admission to the United States.
April 27, 1997 |
Summarizing three seasons in this series, these CDs represent composers who did not survive the Holocaust, who wrote while imprisoned, or who connect to that era in pre- and postwar writing. The high quality of unfamiliar music by Paul Ben-Haim, Olivier Messiaen and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco earns admiration, as do lesser works by David Diamond, George Perle, Herman Berlinski and Robert Starer. Most engaging on Vol.
March 4, 1995 |
The newly selected director of the United States Holocaust Museum, under fire for questionable academic conduct, has resigned two weeks before he was to take office. Steven R. Katz sent a letter of resignation to the museum Friday, saying the "frivolous and non-meritorious allegations which have been asserted would unduly distract" from the work of the museum.
April 27, 1993 |
Visitors waited in line up to four hours to be among the first inside as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened to the public on Monday. Minutes before the doors opened, the Dalai Lama of Tibet toured the museum and prayed for the millions killed in the World War II Holocaust. He was the first of many international spiritual figures expected to visit the building, which was dedicated last week. The first wave of public visitors included many homosexuals, one of the targets of the Nazis.
April 23, 1993 |
In a cold rain that fell from leaden skies, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated Thursday at a ceremony where the chants of neo-Nazi protesters served as a reminder that the present is not yet purged of all the hatreds of the past.
April 22, 1993 |
President Clinton welcomed world leaders and Holocaust survivors Wednesday on the eve of the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which he said will stand as "a sharp thorn in every national memory." Clinton and his wife, Hillary, joined 900 guests at a reception under a tent on the South Lawn in a steady rain.