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Of The Morning CallEdward Sakasitz, a 21-year-old private in the German army, came to the Leningrad area in February 1942 to join Adolf Hitler's troops laying siege to Russia's old imperial capital. Today, the 86-year-old Nazareth resident who grew up in Austria...
Many sights in Germany and Austria have been renovated in the last year or two to better display this region's rich heritage, making 2009 a good time to visit. Several attractions in Munich are newly restored, including the famous glockenspiel at the...
Times Staff WriterAstrophysicist Bohdan Paczynski, who was the first to suggest that gamma-ray bursters lie outside the Milky Way and who revolutionized astronomy by using gravitational lensing as a tool to search for dark matter and new planets, died April 19 in his...
Tags: Wojciech Jaruzelski, Research, Obituaries, Astronomy, Lithuania
Leaders of an umbrella group for Turkish-American groups stopped by The Times recently to discuss the debate over the Armenian genocide, Turkey's membership in the European Union and quashing Kurdish separatism in northern Iraq. Below are highlights...
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Times Staff WriterThe power of one gets a vigorous workout in the Polish workers drama "Strike." Veteran German director Volker Schlondörff (the Oscar-winning "Tin Drum") traces the far-reaching effect one woman has on recent world history in this "ballad based on...
Her WorldFRENCH writer Victor Hugo (1802-85) once told a delegation of Polish émigrés, "I am Polish because I am French." It was his way of noting the deep, long-standing ties between the two nations, both then struggling for freedom. So, last spring, it seemed...
Tags: Constitutional Issues, Travel, France, Employees, Europe
Special to The Times"Are we boring you?" Billy Wilder turned to ask his rapt Sunday guests, before returning to the saucy conversation he was having with screen legend Marlene Dietrich. "Your violin teacher, was he before or after the aging actor?" Wilder asked, trying to...
Tribune staff reporterVinka Peschak starts each day by knocking back a full cup of heavy whipping cream. That's at 8 a.m. "At around 11 o'clock I take three or four egg yolks and make some kind of omelet with lard for breakfast," the Portage Park resident explains. Peschak,...
Sun StaffBELFAST, Northern Ireland - Officials of Allfirst Financial Inc.'s parent company said yesterday that it will decide by the end of the year whether to begin a withdrawal from U.S. banking. Allied Irish Banks PLC officials said the decision hinges on...
Tribune arts criticPoland, Romania and the Czech Republic have the worst records in Europe on the restitution of art and other property looted by the Nazis and nationalized by the communists, experts told Congress on Tuesday. Randolph Bell, the Bush administration's new...
Sun Foreign StaffKRAKOW, Poland - Eyes glinting with tears, throats hoarse with grief, the Polish faithful numbly absorbed the news last night that the man they regarded as their spiritual father and political liberator was dead. "All the people of my village? How can...
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