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By Dorothea Straus and By Dorothea Straus,Special to the Sun | December 16, 2001
Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood, by Ruth Kluger. The Feminist Press of the City of New York. 213 pages. $24.95. This Holocaust memoir is a latecomer to the United States, despite its renown abroad and the prestige of international prizes. Countless other such memoirs, museum exhibitions, ceremonies, and films have preceded its arrival here, yet Still Alive is able to make Hitler's death camps present, as a new and shocking event. The passage of time has paled the atrocities and the young remain in semi-ignorance.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | July 5, 1993
During the past few months, sharp images from the U.S. Holocaust Museum -- the canisters of poisonous Zyklon B, the concentration camp uniforms, the hundreds of pairs of victims' shoes -- have pierced the conscience of the nation, reminding Americans of the potentials of humanity's dark side.But fewer are aware of the lesson which the Washington museum has prepared in commemoration of the 1.5 million children who were killed.The permanent exhibition, "Remembering the Children: Daniel's Story," located apart from the adult exhibitions area, is expected attract tens of thousands of schoolchildren each year.
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By George F. Will | June 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Without an intellectual anchor, cultural institutions are carried along by prevailing intellectual winds, which blow from the left. Familiar exhibits of this process are universities, where various subjects are enveloped in fogs of politics and abstractions.But now the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the problematic academic field of "Holocaust studies" are illustrating this process. The Holocaust is being exploited by academic entrepreneurs and factions with political agendas, all working to blur what the museum exists to insist upon -- the distinctiveness of the calamity that befell European Jewry.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2010
Shanlei Cardwell could not fathom why so many people had wanted to kill the engaging old man standing before her. Meredith O'Connell laughed at his jokes and wondered how he had the spirit to tell them after all he'd endured. Both teenagers sensed that they'd be talking about Leo Bretholz for decades to come, that they would take on a small part of the quest that has driven him for almost 50 years. For all that time, Bretholz has crisscrossed the Baltimore area telling his harrowing tale of eluding capture and death as an Austrian Jew living in Europe through the Holocaust.
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By Victoria A. Brownworth and Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | April 29, 2007
Kalooki Nights By Howard Jacobson Simon & Schuster / 464 pages / $26 The war in Iraq has made many of us painfully aware of the power religion has to wound as well as heal. The internecine religious civil war in Iraq exemplifies just how awry religion can go from its true purpose. The very beliefs that are meant to make us more humane can often have the opposite effect, spurring people to rage, violence, murder. British writer Howard Jacobson journeys into this complex terrain of religious identity in his latest novel, Kalooki Nights.
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By David Smith and Linda Hooper | April 22, 2001
WHITWELL, Tenn. -- "Please add this paper clip to your collection. It is in memory of my bigoted grandfather who ..." "These paper clips are in memory of an entire Polish village that was herded into the village church and exterminated. Thank you for making sure no one ever forgets." These are only two examples of the pain expressed in many of the more than 8,000 letters that have been received at Whitwell Middle School in the past three years in response to the school's project to commemorate the Holocaust.
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By David Filipov and David Filipov,Boston Globe | September 19, 1994
Yury Krylov had sat down to watch "Schindler's List" expecting to see something along the lines of "Jurassic Park."Mr. Krylov, who plays for Russia's national water-polo team, could not have guessed the true content of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film, which debuted in Moscow last week. Like many Russians, he had never heard of the Holocaust. "I never knew that these things happened," Mr. Krylov said as he left the theater.Although Nazi troops killed as many as 2.9 million Jews on the territory of the former Soviet Union between 1941 and 1944, little has been said here about Hitler's efforts to exterminate the Jews.
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By Matthew Kasper and Matthew Kasper,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 2005
"Do you know what repressed memory means?" World War II veteran Preston Daisey asked the crowd of about 200 John Carroll School seniors, faculty and guests in the school auditorium Tuesday morning. Before anyone could answer, he said, "There's no repressed memory for me." Daisey, an 82-year-old former U.S. Army soldier from Towson, was one of 12 people asked to speak about their experiences with the Holocaust. The program was part of a 12th-grade project on the Holocaust and genocide organized by John Carroll English teacher Louise Geczy.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1997
For Holocaust researcher Robert William Kesting, the victims were more than just names found in old records. Despite the passing of 50 years, he could still feel their spirit and hear their voices.Dr. Kesting, 51, the records manager at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington whose research led to the discovery of 450,000 Holocaust victims, died of a heart attack Aug. 13 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., while vacationing.The Silver Spring resident became an archivist at the Holocaust museum in 1988.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Washington Bureau | May 9, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's heart tells him what h must do in Bosnia: Stop the slaughter by any means necessary. Stop the slaughter that evokes the dark days in Europe when Nazism ran free on the continent.But that is not the only advice the president is getting as he grapples with the most difficult foreign policy issue of his presidency.Lord Owen, the would-be British peacemaker, tells him that as long as the Bosnian Serbs are even considering a peace plan, it would be folly to attack them.
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