Tweet There was a time when Hollywood stars gave hope to those victims who were trapped in the whirlwind of oppression, intolerance and genocide. Such a star was the radiant Deanna Durbin, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 91. Durbin (b. Edna Mae Durbin December 4, 1921 – c. April 20, 2013) […]
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Tweet Tibor Rubin has passed away. He was an authentic Jewish-American hero, a modern day Maccabee. Baruch Dayan Emet. Tibor Rubin, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who joined the U.S. Army out of gratitude for his liberation from the Nazis, then earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Korean War, died of natural causes […]
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Tagged anti-Semitism, Hungarian Jews, Jewish Heroes, Jews in Uniform, Korean war, Mauthausen, Medal of Honor, POW
Tweet This morning, after Daf Yomi, my friend turned to me and said: “Some week, huh?” I said: “It seems that every week is some week.” “Yeah.” On that downer, let’s try and alter the mood with some photos and stories.
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Tagged art, Buchenwald, Desert Nights, Eddie Mannix, Elizabeth Taylor, Erich von Stroheim, I Was an Adventuress, Indian Cinema, John Singer Sargent, Lon Chaney, Mary Nolan, Peter Lorre, Richard Greene, Seeta Devi, shul, synagogue, Tekhelet, The Light of Asia, Two White Dresses, West of Zanzibar, Zorina
Tweet Daniel Greenfield reminds us that Jewish history repeats itself with tragic consequences because so-called Jewish leaders are too busy marinating in their liberal pieties to notice that they are enabling the mass murder of their own people. Last summer, Obama had forced Israel to release the murderer of Isaac Rotenburg, an elderly Holocaust survivor who […]
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Tagged Daniel Greenberg, Kim Kardashian, Steven Spielberg, USC Shoah Foundation
Tweet Hollywood loves handing out awards. Once upon a time, Oscar was the only game in town. Then the Emmy appeared. Okay, I get it. Awards for movies. Awards for television. Makes sense. But now we are engulfed in an orgy of award ceremonies that render meaningless the achievement an award is supposed to signify. […]
Tweet In honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am posting my film, The Devil’s Arithmetic, starring Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy. The film is based on the book of the same name by Jane Yolen.
Tweet One of my closest friends here in Los Angeles is Mr. Sol Teichman, a prominent citizen, businessman, philanthropist, and a Holocaust survivor. Born on September 9, 1927, in the Hungarian town of Munkacs, Sol’s family were prominent and prosperous grain, bean and walnut merchants. The family lived in a lovely home in a quiet […]
Tweet I love the smell of guns in the morning. It’s a whiff of freedom in Obamerica. I’m in the Martin B. Retting Gun Shop, located in scenic Culver City. The store is jammed. When I lived in New York, Barneys used to have a one-day super sale. The line to get in was around […]
Tweet Alfred Hitchcock’s movies have been the subject of intense scrutiny for decades. Understandably, we who love Hitchcock, focus on his unique cinematic language, the almost shamanistic ability to move the audience into shifting and complex points of view, and his mastery of suspense. Less known are the propaganda films he volunteered to work on […]
Tweet Just another day in the Muslim world where Holocaust denial and the blood libel are taken for granted. But of course these people are merely anti-Zionist, not a bunch of ignorant, genocidal-yearning, frothing-at-the-mouth Jew-haters.
Tweet One of my closest friends here in Los Angeles is a Holocaust survivor named Sol. As a teenager he saw his mother and baby sister sent to the crematoria by Josef Mengele. Over eighty members of Sol’s family were murdered by the Nazis. Sol and his brother Steve were sent on a death march […]