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Elie Wiesel Addresses Lessons of the Holocaust

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights advocate whose landmark 1956 memoir of surviving the Holocaust, Night, has been translated into more than 30 languages, will speak Sunday evening at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. For his sponsoring agency, his speech will be more than just a history lesson.    

New Exhibit Shows Holocaust’s Impact On One Polish City

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A new exhibit at Hebrew Union College’s Skirball Museum uses photographs, documents and other objects to solemnly, reverently revisit a once-vibrant Polish Jewish community almost completely wiped out by the invading Nazi Germans.   

Best Foreign Language Nominee Takes Shelter In the Depths

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Stories about the Holocaust lead to questions at the heart of our humanity. Beyond what it means to be human — Dr. Cornel West’s assertion that the human urge is to engage in the fierce struggle to live with the inevitability of death — what is it that we, in any given moment or situation, would be willing to do to survive or to protect the life of another?  

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'The Reader' actor David Kross speaks about Germany’s guilt

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Actor Thomas Kretschmann, who played Wilm Hosenfeld, the German officer who aided Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody) as he sought to escape capture in Warsaw in 1944, introduced me to the idea of German guilt during an interview for Roman Polanskis The Pianist.  

Defiance (Review)

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber lead a tense Holocaust thriller

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Director Edward Zwick tells the true story of the Bielski brothers (Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber), who escaped the Holocaust by forming a Jewish partisan force, a displaced community that included civilian refugees, in the woods in what now is Belarus. They not only survived but also proved effective fighters against both the invading Nazis and their local collaborators. Grade: B-.  

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