May 6, 2016

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Lorain County’s last Holocaust survivor shares his story

LORAIN — Erwin Froman is the last of his kind. At age 87, he is the only living Holocaust survivor in Lorain County. On Wednesday, in observance of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, he shared his story with a large crowd at Agudath B’nai Israel Synagogue. “In the spring of 1944, and it was Read More…

Kerry’s emotional visit to Hiroshima represents evolution in U.S. policy addressing atomic bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan — A gut-wrenched John Kerry said Hiroshima’s horrible history should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first U.S. secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world’s first atomic bombing. Kerry’s emotional visit Monday to the Japanese city included him touring its Read More…

Holocaust survivor’s memoir sheds light on Jewish Councils

JERUSALEM — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, Read More…

Veterans and residents remember Pearl Harbor

AVON LAKE — With a rifle volley and the playing of taps, the American Legion and students at Learwood Middle School remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor during a solemn ceremony Monday. Japanese naval aviation forces attacked the United States Pacific Fleet Center on Dec. 7, 1941, at 12:53 p.m. EST with the goal of crippling Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, Dec. 2

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What has Olympic athletes concerned New AP testing finds Rio’s Olympic waters highly contaminated by sewage, even far offshore, leaving athletes at risk of illness. 2. Mayor dismisses Chicago’s police chief He says the public’s trust in Read More…

WWII prisoner of war first soldier honored by Israel for protecting Jews

JERUSALEM — The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW camp, he ordered more Read More…

Surviving WWII: Elyria man shares story of endured atrocities

ELYRIA — Paul Mallasch was a child when his family was caught in the midst of geopolitical turmoil and atrocities in Europe during World War II and its aftermath. Mallasch, 80, spoke to students learning about World War II and the Holocaust at Eastern Heights Middle School on Wednesday. It was the first time many Read More…

Japan, South Korea resume talks to resolve World War II sex slave issue

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The agreement is a step forward but not a breakthrough. Ties between the two countries Read More…

Netanyahu draws ire for suggesting Palestinians responsible for Holocaust

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked an uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate 6 million Jews. Holocaust experts and survivors slammed Netanyahu’s comments as historically inaccurate and serving the interests of Holocaust deniers by lessening the Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 18

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Trump didn’t do at a town hall The Republican presidential front-runner declines to challenge a questioner in New Hampshire who incorrectly states that Obama is a Muslim and “not even an American.” 2. Serbia angered by Read More…