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Herero genocide

In 1939, the day before signing the non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler wrote that he had death squads at the ready to rid Poland of its people in...

Sherry

Sherry’s gotten an unfair rap. Thanks to its prominence among Miss Marple-type Agatha Christie characters, the Spanish fortified wine is associated with older English...

Serendipity

Back in 1997, before the internet was ubiquitous, the IJN received a letter from a woman in England seeking information about Leonard and Miriam Harris, son and daughter...

Reversal of fortunes

Everybody likes a good twist. If a story is predictable, we tend to roll our eyes or tune out. We want tension, mystery, uncertainty. I think that’s why everyone loves...

Want ads

One of the stories in last week’s L’Chaim© magazine was about a US Holocaust Memorial Museum project, “History Unfolded,” exploring how US media covered the...

Fact-checked journalism

They say we live in a post-factual age. I for one, and I don’t think I’m the only one, still cares deeply about facts. There are still many outlets for fact-based...

‘Akte Grüninger’

Thanks to the Denver Jewish Film Festival, I finally had the opportunity to see a movie that’s been on my list for some time. My former boss, Sacha Wigdorovits, a...

The stamp depicting Dainty Miss Leitzel

Ringling Bros.

When I saw the postage stamp on a card I just received depicting Dainty Miss Leitzel, the World’s Most Marvelous Lady Gymnast — a past act at the Ringling Bros. and...

Memphis’ illustrious Jews

Randomly, the first page I turned to in my Memphis travel guide mentioned the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art. Belz is a name that I had associated exclusively with...

The Patriots

The Patriots — the team everyone loves to hate. Probably due to envy. There’s a reason they call jealousy the “ugly green-eyed monster.” The Patriots have now...