By Iris Blasi
Varian Fry’s Mission of Mercy
Villa Air-Bel: World War II, Escape, and a House in Marseille By Rosemary Sullivan HarperCollins, 544 pages $26.95. Varian Fry arrived in France in 1940 with $3,000 taped to his leg and a list containing the names of 200 European intellectuals believed to be wanted by the Nazis. He planned on staying three weeks. He…
End of an Era
Who owns history? That question has proved to be a thorny one regarding the treasure trove of archives that once lived in New York City at 31 East 7th Street. The contents of that building are the remnants of the now-defunct Hebrew Actors Union, and, with the union officially disbanded, issues of ownership of the…
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100 years ago, Albert Einstein took his one and only trip to the holy land. This is what happened.