ADL Sees Slight Decline In U.S. Anti-Semitism

At centennial conference, survey cites sharp decline in hateful attitudes among blacks and Hispanics.
10/30/2013 - 20:00

Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League timed for release at the centennial meeting of its national commission in Manhattan this week.

This year's percentage of anti-Semites represents a steep drop from the first survey in 1964. ADL Media

‘This Isn’t Your Bubbe’s Holocaust Play’

Almost 20 years after a troubled Off-Broadway run, Donald Margulies’ Shoah-themed dark comedy ‘The Model Apartment’ is back.
10/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week.

It was anything but a model production. Soon after Donald Margulies’ Holocaust-themed black comedy, “The Model Apartment,” premiered Off Broadway at Primary Stages in 1995, its lead actor, Paul Stolarsky, repeatedly called in sick and then abruptly left the company. Another actor stepped in and, script in hand, tried to rescue the production. But the play’s run had been compromised, despite positive reviews, including one from Ben Brantley of The New York Times that called it a “glowing reminder of the particular pungency and intelligence” of Margulies’ work. Now, hoping for better luck, the same company is reviving the play; it opens next Tuesday evening in Midtown.

Kathryn Grody portrays an aging Holocaust survivor in Donald Margulies' "The Model Apartment."

Jewish Game Developer To Market Holocaust Game For Smartphones

09/09/2013 - 20:00

The developer of a Holocaust-themed game which was rejected by Nintendo has announced plans to release his work for smartphone users.

Survivor Backs Claims Conference

07/25/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I am a Holocaust survivor who sits on the board of directors of the Claims Conference. At the recent annual board meeting, we discussed this year’s negotiations with the German government, which led to, among other benefits, an agreement that will result in $1 billion for homecare for Holocaust victims from 2014 through 2017.

Frieda Hikind, Auschwitz Survivor And Assemblyman's Mother, Dies At 95

06/23/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Shiva was completed Monday morning for Frieda Hikind, 95, a Holocaust survivor and mother of Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn.

After New Research, ADL Will No Longer Honor Holocaust-Era Policeman

06/19/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In a dramatic reversal of historic fortunes, Giovanni Palatucci will shift from righteous gentile to possible Nazi collaborator as the Anti-Defamation League reconsiders an annual award in his honor.

Image from a website started by a relative shows Giovanni Palatucci as a young man.

Shoah Memories At The Deli Counter

06/17/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

More than half a century after the end of the Third Reich, the Shoah still reverberates in the lives of the survivors’ grandchildren. In Dana Boll’s new play, “Bella’s Dream,” based on the refugee experiences of her paternal grandparents, memories of the Holocaust keep seeping and bleeding into the present.

Dana Boll’s “Bella’s Dream” deals with grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told

06/03/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The recent 20th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington began with a fitting display of American patriotism and Jewish gratitude.

David E. Fishman

Honoring Sen. Frank Lautenberg

05/23/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Love of country, love of Jewish community and love of Israel. Those have been driving forces for Frank Lautenberg, who is nearing the end of his career in the United States Senate, and they are the qualities that make an upcoming tribute by the Jewish community something I am proud to commemorate.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg
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