Fritz Haber’s chemical genius was responsible for both fertilizers and chemical weapons. He also developed Zyklon-B for Germany.
This Day in Jewish History
Macho provocateur, social commentator and political dabbler: Obnoxious as some found him, attempts to understand society better made Norman Mailer just as profound.
Pulitzer-prize winning humorist seemed to tell all in her tales, but turned out to keep much secret, including the disease that would kill her.
Barnett Newman’s greatest recognition came after death. He was classified as an abstract expressionist and a founder of minimalism, a title he rejected.
They met in a displaced persons' camp by Bergen-Belsen and fell in love. She wanted a traditional wedding. He made it happen.
This Day in Jewish History 1973: The 'Bad Guy' Actor So Convincing That Crooks Emulated His Style Dies
Who knows, maybe mobsters wouldn't scowl and smoke cigars if not for Edward G. Robinson.
The synagogue, the oldest still-operating down under, was welcomed by the people of Ballarat as a touch of class in a tatty town.
'Hello, I am Jewish': 'Dedo' Modigliani only turned fully to painting when too debilitated to continue to sculpt.
This Day in Jewish History 1888: Man Who Would Lose His Shipping Empire to the Nazis, but Who Saved Jews First, Born
Arnold Bernstein, proud soldier for the Kaiser, saw the Nazi peril early, but only slowly realized: 'All my decent life and my merits would be of no help.'
David Urbansky was one of only six Jewish Union soldiers to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for acts of valor in the American Civil War.
It started from one small cabinet and grew, including thanks to a selection of treasures from the Jews of Danzig.
Impoverished widowed mothers had to put their children in orphanages, a solution Sophie Loeb thought inhumane and inane.
Having survived seven years in a London orphanage and serving in the Palmach during the Israeli War of Independence, he later cut a swath as a swaggering stylist.
NYT listed 41 adjectives for Susan Sontag in her obit, who evidently felt that she had to please nobody at all.
Propelled beyond wariness of seeming to prioritize Jewish interests over America's, the treasury secretary met with Roosevelt and a belated rescue began.