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October 9, 2002 | From Times Staff Writers
Shony Alex Braun, 70, Holocaust survivor, violinist and composer who wrote a "Symphony of the Holocaust," died Friday in Los Angeles of pneumonia. Born in Transylvania, Braun was interned as a teenager by the Nazis at Auschwitz and Dachau and survived a bullet wound. A historical account of Braun's experiences, and those of his wife, Shari, have been included in the archives of the Wexner Learning Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
August 24, 1997
The Museum of Jewish Heritage--A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is scheduled to open in New York's Battery Park City on Sept. 15 with a twin mission of documenting the Holocaust and also 20th century Jewish life in general. The new 30,000-square-foot structure, designed with six sides to symbolize the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust, is dwarfed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (265,000 square feet) opened in 1993 in Washington, D.C. But it has some distinctive features.
A photo exhibit on Varian Fry, an American who saved 2,000 Jews from the Nazis, will open Monday at Valley Beth Shalom. The 20 photos, some 9 feet tall, depict Fry's work with the Emergency Rescue Committee, an underground organization that helped refugees escape France by crossing the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain. Among Fry's "clients" were painter Marc Chagall, novelist Franz Werfel and sculptor Jacques Lipchitz.
January 15, 1997
Journalism leaders gathered in Century City Tuesday to discuss the opening of the Newseum, a $50-million interactive museum of news--the first of its kind in the country--opening in the Washington, D.C.-area April 18. Directors of the Freedom Forum, a foundation dedicated to a free press, met at the Century Plaza Hotel to announce the upcoming opening of the museum, which is designed to preserve the history of news.
July 21, 1996 | ADRIENNE W. ANDERSON
The following is a list of some of the books and videos parents may use to teach children about the Holocaust. Grades 1-3 * "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," by David A. Adler (UAHC Press, 1987). $7.95. * "Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust," by Eve Bunting (Jewish Publication Society, 1989). $11.95. * Grades 4-6 * "The Devil's Arithmetic," by Jane Yolen. (Puffin Books, 1989). $3.99. * "Memories of My Life in a Polish Village 1930-1949," by Toby Knobel Fluek. (Random House, 1990).
April 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
A stark reminder of the Holocaust--a speech by Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler that refers to "the extermination of the Jewish race"--went on display Friday at the National Archives. The documents, including handwritten notes by Himmler, are among the best evidence that exists to rebut claims that the Holocaust is a myth, archivists say. "The notes give them their authenticity," said Robert Wolfe, a supervisory archivist for captured German records. "He was supposed to destroy them.
A center dedicated to the study of the Holocaust and other atrocities was announced Thursday at Claremont McKenna College. The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights will examine "not just World War II and what happened to Jews and Gypsies and other victims," said Jonathan Petropoulos, history professor and director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies. "It's comparative. It's looking at ... Rwanda, Cambodia.
December 19, 2004 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
A treasure-trove of nearly 500 artifacts will fill Pirate Soul, a museum about the oft-romanticized robbers who terrorized commerce on the high seas. Aided by an animatronic Blackbeard, simulated ship battles and interactive displays, entrepreneur Pat Croce hopes to offer "the most outrageous pirate museum in the world" when it opens Jan. 5 in Key West, Fla. Think Smithsonian wed to Disney.
August 8, 2004 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
The $110-million National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which opened last week in Cincinnati, hopes to do more than tell the epic history of the clandestine effort to free slaves from the pre-Civil War South. Spencer Crew, executive director and chief executive, called the center "a cultural institution of conscience," comparing it to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
December 18, 2013 | By David Ng
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted online pages from the diaries of Alfred Rosenberg, a key member of the Nazi party and a top aide to Adolf Hitler. The Washington museum said that it formally acquired the diary on Tuesday after more than a decade trying to find it. In an official announcement, the museum said that the Rosenberg diary was recovered earlier this year by Homeland Security officials, following an "extensive investigation. " The diary, which had played a role in the Nuremberg trials and went missing for decades, has long fascinated World War II and Holocaust historians.
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