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By Jack L. Levin | September 1, 1993
AS AN American Jew who lost no immediate relatives in the Holocaust, but who tried in the 1930s -- without much success -- to offer haven and compassion to its victims, I experienced a particularly painful recollection during my recent visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington.The museum recreates all but one horror of that terrible time.Its exhibits scream that the world must never again allow millions of innocents to be systematically destroyed and that never again can a sane person pay any attention to a skinhead or airhead who says it never happened.
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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 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 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 Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1994
In the comfort and safety of her Wilde Lake home, where three black-and-white photographs of her childhood in The rTC Netherlands adorn the entrance walls, Emmy Kolodny reveals the essence of her past: "I almost didn't make it."As a 4-year-old girl, she was with her "aunt" in Amsterdam one day when she saw an elderly Jewish couple wearing six-point Star of David pins. She blurted: "My mommy and daddy also wear a yellow star."Nazi collaborators heard her remark, and her aunt -- who was actually a nanny -- moved quickly to take Emmy to a secret location.
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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 | June 22, 1997
Sylvia S. Shoken, a Holocaust survivor who owned several Baltimore neighborhood grocery stores with her husband, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Milford Manor Nursing Home. She was 73.She was born Sylvia Szmulewicz in Zdunska-Wola, Poland, and was 16 when the Nazis occupied her country. The Nazis marched members of her family, along with others in the Jewish ghetto, to the town's Jewish cemetery, where they were shot."Her mother, brother and younger sister escaped, only to be lost and were probably later gassed," said a son, William R. Shoken of Baltimore.
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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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