Though he was in office for less than a year before being assassinated by a fellow city supervisor, Milk made his mark as an inspiration to gay people nationwide to stand up for their rights.
David B. Green
Romain Gary, a man of multiple identities and talents, wrote in his posthumous memoir: 'I’ve had a lot of fun. Thank you, and goodbye.'
Arieh Handler was almost caught by Eichmann on his way to help extricate Jews from Austria, signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
This Day in Jewish History 1771: Famed German Salon Hostess, Deeply Conflicted About Her Judaism, Is Born
Rahel Levin often said her Jewish background - like her gender - was an obstacle to social integration, something imposed on her from birth that always stood in her way.
Those unwilling to convert to Christianity apparently left the southern town for Marseille, on the Mediterranean coast.
Featuring both familiar and unfamiliar names, next week’s festival provides a thoughtful and creative feast for serious readers.
Katzektnik’s ‘House of Dolls’ described the division of block 24 at Auschwitz, where, according to the author, Jewish sex slaves serviced SS men
After a period of liberalization, in 1882 Russia imposed harsh restrictions on Jews living in the Pale of Settlement, pushing millions to flee.
By all accounts a brilliant musician, Fanny Mendelssohn was always overshadowed by her brother Felix.
Years after fleeing Germany with his family as a child, Harry Schwarz went to law school with Nelson Mandela, who became a lifelong friend and colleague.