“We all knew Heidegger had a Nazi past, but thought it was not more than others. His “Black Notebooks” were a shock.
In his heyday, Neil Simon wrote plays that tickled audiences as the height of the wisecrack genre.
The best of Bernstein will continue to live on in his profoundly Jewish music.
“It’s not cool to be Jewish, or Negro, or Italian. It’s just cool to be alive, to be around. You don’t have to be Black to have soul.”
“People usually look miserable in courtrooms; they are horrible places where people’s lives are unraveling.”
Lanzmann hurled ferocious critiques at fictionalized versions of the Holocaust, terming “Schindler’s List” “kitschy melodrama.”
Fuchs was a rifleman in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day, landing on Omaha Beach, where he was hit by shrapnel.
“I knew I was a Jew because they would not let me forget I was a Jew,” Ellison once said.
Krauthammer’s direct experience of the Old World gave unusual depth to his historical awareness.
Did Roth’s perceived anti-Semitism and misogyny doom his chance at a Nobel Prize?