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November 13, 2013
Regarding your recent article on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, I was living in the small East Prussian town of Osterode at the time and recall that infamous day as if it were yesterday ( "Germany marks Kristallnacht's 75th anniversary asking: What tips a society into madness?" Nov. 8). In this small town the beautiful synagogue was destroyed. My first class in the morning was a geography class, and the first words that my teacher spoke were "at last. " We kids only looked at each other in amazement, even though some of us were leaders in the Hitler Youth.
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November 13, 2013
Regarding your recent article on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, I was living in the small East Prussian town of Osterode at the time and recall that infamous day as if it were yesterday ( "Germany marks Kristallnacht's 75th anniversary asking: What tips a society into madness?" Nov. 8). In this small town the beautiful synagogue was destroyed. My first class in the morning was a geography class, and the first words that my teacher spoke were "at last. " We kids only looked at each other in amazement, even though some of us were leaders in the Hitler Youth.
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NEWS
By Hans Knight | November 8, 1998
There is a shrillness about the sound of splintering glass that sometimes defies the quieting of it, even with the passage of time. Seldom, if ever, was the sound more prevalent than throughout Nazi Germany and Austria the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938. It was die Kristallnacht, Crystal Night, the Night of Broken Glass. Six decades have not stilled the clatter in the memory of those who were there.It is a sure bet that in any commemoration of the event, the speakers will call it the prelude to the Holocaust.
NEWS
By Shale D. Stiller | February 18, 2013
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was invited to speak in Hamburg several years ago to celebrate the publication of a book on “The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Hamburg After 1933.”  At that event, he discussed his life  in Hamburg from...
NEWS
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | November 12, 1991
Midshipman Arlen Aspenson was wiping out more than grime as he swabbed fresh paint over the walls at an Annapolis homeless shelter yesterday.The Jewish youth was symbolically reversing the Nazi terrors that occurred 53 years ago this month -- and at the same time, honoring the armed forces that protect against violations of freedom."
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 31, 2003
In Baltimore City Man in police custody dies of apparent drug overdose A 29-year-old Northwest Baltimore man died in city police custody of a suspected drug overdose early yesterday after being arrested on drug possession charges, authorities said. Daric Bishop of the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave. died at Sinai Hospital about 12:40 a.m. Police said they believe Bishop swallowed drugs during or before his arrest. Bishop was arrested after he swerved a BMW in front of officers trying to pull over a Nissan Pathfinder about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., police said.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2002
Kristallnacht came a bit late to Marianne Sekulow's German hometown. While the state-ordered rampage against the Jews commenced elsewhere in the country late on Nov. 9, 1938, the night passed as quietly as all previous ones in the remote farming village of Steinsfurt. By the next morning, though, Hitler's emissaries - both the SS and gangs of teen-age sadists - seemed intent on making up for their tardiness. The Night of Broken Glass was not destined to end with daybreak. The Brown Shirts marauded through the narrow streets of tiny Steinsfurt that morning, crashing into Jewish homes to smash furniture and housewares and inflict the occasional beating.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1997
The huge slabs of concrete that made up the Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore never really spoke to Leo Bretholz.On his pilgrimages, he wondered what tourists and schoolchildren would think looking at the cold, imposing monument that had been despoiled by trash, condoms and dirty needles.This week, Jewish leaders began a $400,000 overhaul that includes transforming the monolith into a more literal and readily understood symbol of the Holocaust: a railroad freight car."We hope it will be more open, a little more friendly to the eye, a little more thought-provoking," says Bretholz, 76, a proponent of the redesign.
NEWS
By Shale D. Stiller | February 18, 2013
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was invited to speak in Hamburg several years ago to celebrate the publication of a book on “The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Hamburg After 1933.”  At that event, he discussed his life  in Hamburg from...
NEWS
By Robin Stratton | February 9, 1994
Sitting in darkness I murmur the psalmsmy forebears have sung since moon andplanets were younger, brighter than now.I watch at the doorposts and wait, sensesalert for a change that will signal yourpassing. I lean to the rhythm of breathing,reach for your pulse, suffer the cadenceof silence and words that are meaninglesssave in some secret recesses of soul I canno longer reach."The Lord is my shepherd. He leads me . . ."where . . . where . . . I do not know . . .
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 31, 2003
In Baltimore City Man in police custody dies of apparent drug overdose A 29-year-old Northwest Baltimore man died in city police custody of a suspected drug overdose early yesterday after being arrested on drug possession charges, authorities said. Daric Bishop of the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave. died at Sinai Hospital about 12:40 a.m. Police said they believe Bishop swallowed drugs during or before his arrest. Bishop was arrested after he swerved a BMW in front of officers trying to pull over a Nissan Pathfinder about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., police said.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2002
Kristallnacht came a bit late to Marianne Sekulow's German hometown. While the state-ordered rampage against the Jews commenced elsewhere in the country late on Nov. 9, 1938, the night passed as quietly as all previous ones in the remote farming village of Steinsfurt. By the next morning, though, Hitler's emissaries - both the SS and gangs of teen-age sadists - seemed intent on making up for their tardiness. The Night of Broken Glass was not destined to end with daybreak. The Brown Shirts marauded through the narrow streets of tiny Steinsfurt that morning, crashing into Jewish homes to smash furniture and housewares and inflict the occasional beating.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | November 8, 1998
SIXTY YEARS AGO this week, as the fires of Kristallnacht scorched the skies over Germany, Leo Bretholz was a 17-year-old boy packed with six other desperate people into a rickety Peugeot racing across Europe to escape the destiny awaiting millions of Jews.It was the overture to a miraculous seven-year journey for Bretholz, which started only days earlier, in Vienna, when his mother insisted that he run for his life. Roundups had long since begun. The rule of the mob had commenced.Leaving behind his mother and his two young sisters, none of whom could have made such an escape, and none of whom would survive the war, Bretholz had already swum a torrential River Sauer, fully clothed on a chilled autumn night, and made his way into Luxembourg, where he was arrested but found haven and a second chance at escape with an underground organization known as the Ezra Committee.
NEWS
By Hans Knight | November 8, 1998
There is a shrillness about the sound of splintering glass that sometimes defies the quieting of it, even with the passage of time. Seldom, if ever, was the sound more prevalent than throughout Nazi Germany and Austria the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938. It was die Kristallnacht, Crystal Night, the Night of Broken Glass. Six decades have not stilled the clatter in the memory of those who were there.It is a sure bet that in any commemoration of the event, the speakers will call it the prelude to the Holocaust.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1997
The huge slabs of concrete that made up the Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore never really spoke to Leo Bretholz.On his pilgrimages, he wondered what tourists and schoolchildren would think looking at the cold, imposing monument that had been despoiled by trash, condoms and dirty needles.This week, Jewish leaders began a $400,000 overhaul that includes transforming the monolith into a more literal and readily understood symbol of the Holocaust: a railroad freight car."We hope it will be more open, a little more friendly to the eye, a little more thought-provoking," says Bretholz, 76, a proponent of the redesign.
NEWS
By Robin Stratton | February 9, 1994
Sitting in darkness I murmur the psalmsmy forebears have sung since moon andplanets were younger, brighter than now.I watch at the doorposts and wait, sensesalert for a change that will signal yourpassing. I lean to the rhythm of breathing,reach for your pulse, suffer the cadenceof silence and words that are meaninglesssave in some secret recesses of soul I canno longer reach."The Lord is my shepherd. He leads me . . ."where . . . where . . . I do not know . . .
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | November 8, 1998
SIXTY YEARS AGO this week, as the fires of Kristallnacht scorched the skies over Germany, Leo Bretholz was a 17-year-old boy packed with six other desperate people into a rickety Peugeot racing across Europe to escape the destiny awaiting millions of Jews.It was the overture to a miraculous seven-year journey for Bretholz, which started only days earlier, in Vienna, when his mother insisted that he run for his life. Roundups had long since begun. The rule of the mob had commenced.Leaving behind his mother and his two young sisters, none of whom could have made such an escape, and none of whom would survive the war, Bretholz had already swum a torrential River Sauer, fully clothed on a chilled autumn night, and made his way into Luxembourg, where he was arrested but found haven and a second chance at escape with an underground organization known as the Ezra Committee.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 21, 1996
This is the last weekend to see Diane Samuels' "Kindertransport" at AXIS Theatre. An exploration of identity, the play rides a collision course between past and present. In the past, it concerns a German Jewish family that sends its daughter to England for safety on the eve of Kristallnacht. In the present, it focuses on a young English woman confronting her true heritage.Directed by Brian Klaas, "Kindertransport" features a cast including Carol Cohen, Amanda Brown-Lipitz, Bethany Brown, Mary Alice Feather and Mark Bernier.
NEWS
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | November 12, 1991
Midshipman Arlen Aspenson was wiping out more than grime as he swabbed fresh paint over the walls at an Annapolis homeless shelter yesterday.The Jewish youth was symbolically reversing the Nazi terrors that occurred 53 years ago this month -- and at the same time, honoring the armed forces that protect against violations of freedom."
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