Tom L. Freudenheim

Where's 'Wally'?

SUMMER FILM: ‘Portrait of Wally’ tells the shaggy-dog story of the eponymous 1912 Egon Schiele painting: Its theft by a Nazi art dealer and the owners’ efforts to get it back.

Not Just a Friend of Gauguin

Despite my voraciously Jewish eye, checking out museums in France’s Brittany for interesting exhibitions wasn’t likely to yield anything of Jewish Interest. “Brittany and Jews” seemed a stretch — maybe like “the elephant and the Jewish problem.”

From Berlin to Buffalo

Growing up in the 1940s, when my family members and I were still relatively new Americans, there were various German words I heard often around the house: