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August 6, 2007 | Arthur Max, Associated Press
JERUSALEM -- The climate-controlled room whirs with electronics. A digital recorder copies a 46-year-old video of the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Other machines digitize audio testimonies taped by Holocaust survivors. Microfilmed war documents flash across a digital scanner at two images per second, or 5 million a month. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial is getting its huge archive ready to go online. In Washington, the U.S.
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September 13, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Alfred Gottschalk, a leader of Reform Judaism who ordained the first American woman rabbi and headed Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for three decades, died Saturday in Cincinnati. He was 79. A Hebrew Union official said Gottschalk died from complications following an automobile accident late last year Gottschalk, who escaped the Holocaust as a child in Germany, oversaw the expansion of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform seminary and graduate school with campuses in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati and Jerusalem, during 25 years as president.
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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.
TRAVEL
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.
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May 12, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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).
BUSINESS
November 8, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Driving around Los Angeles, particularly around the UCLA campus, it's hard not to notice the hospitals and research centers that bear their name. The father-and-son team of Leslie and Louis Gonda made a fortune from the sale of their aircraft leasing business, and they weren't shy about spreading their wealth around, giving to charities and medical research throughout the city. "For years, they've given away a great deal of money," said Bob Safai of Madison Partners, a Los Angeles commercial real estate firm.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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