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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 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 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 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 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 SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 20, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and German governments yesterday invited Americans who were persecuted in Nazi death camps during World War II to apply for "compensation" for their suffering.Under the terms of an agreement signed early yesterday, reparations will be paid to Holocaust survivors who, when they were held by the Nazis, "were already nationals of the United States."They will receive some payment -- the amount has not been set -- if they were victims of Nazi persecution "by reason of their race, their faith or their ideology."
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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 Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 25, 2005
Wrestling with comprehending the enormity of the Holocaust, middle-school students in the Appalachian town of Whitwell, Tenn. (pop. 1,600), came up with a novel, and beautifully simple, idea: amass 6 million paper clips, one for each Jew murdered in Hitler's death factories. The results - not only the kids' enthusiasm, which is admirable, but the effect on the adults supervising them, which is even more heartening - are chronicled in Paper Clips, a moving if overlong and sometimes too calculated documentary from filmmakers Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab. The 1998 Holocaust project was the brainchild of Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper, who looked out at her remarkably homogenous community - only five black families, one Hispanic family and, she notes, not a single Jew or Catholic - and realized the school needed to come up with some way of promoting an understanding of and tolerance for other people's beliefs.
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February 21, 1994
Continuing a quest that began when she was a child living abroad, Western Maryland College senior Kym Samuels recently traveled to the Czech republic to study the lives of young people who experienced the Holocaust.Ms. Samuels, a history and art history major, is involved in a senior project that will answer questions about how Jewish children reacted to Nazi persecution, confinement, dispossession and execution.She hopes to find that Americans have accepted the history of dTC the Holocaust, especially after the opening of the American Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and the film "Schindler's List."
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By Manar Fawakhry | October 16, 2007
WASHINGTON -- He swallowed, opened his eyes wide, put one foot forward and one foot back. His eyes were full of regret or fear, perhaps because he had just shaken my hand and dared to greet me. Or perhaps they were just the eyes of an angry man who despises whoever even mentions the name of the enemy. I couldn't tell. Whatever it meant, this was the reaction of an Arab man when I, a Palestinian woman, greeted his group at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is what happened when I told him I am from Israel.
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