What made this year’s Remembrance of the “August 12, 1952 Night of the Murdered Poets” Memorial held at the Center for Jewish History unique, was the presence of
Ala Zuskin Perelman
, daughter of murdered Yiddish actor Benjamin Zuskin.
With Donald Trump dominating the news cycle, Masha Leon remembers her many encounters with the real estate mogul and GOP presidential hopeful.
Samuel Pisar, who died this week at the age of 86, was more than a Holocaust survivor. Masha Leon remembers the lawyer and presidential advisor with the tortured soul.
Theodore Bikel, actor, activist, Yiddishist, and multi-lingual folksinger, died this week at the age of 91. Masha Leon, who knew him well, recalls almost 40 years of memories.
In ‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker,’ Susan and Lloyd Ecker show the Jewish icon in all her brassy, sexy glory. Masha Leon sat down with the couple to talk about the woman who mentored Mae West.