Thomas Grove’s October 25, 2016, Wall Street Journal article “Russians Conduct Nuclear-Bomb Survival Drills as Cold War Heats Up: Bomb shelters are upgraded, gas masks tested amid strained relations between Putin and U.S.” announced a topic with which I am quite familiar. The article begins: MOSCOW—Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a […][Continue reading...] about Déjà Vu: Cold War Heating Up
I was a reporter and editor for the Jewish weekly newspaper the Jewish Exponent in the early 1970s when the first screenings for the Jewish genetic disease Tay Sachs were offered. My husband and I joined others in being tested, and the Exponent carried numerous stories of the fatal prognosis of a Tay Sachs child. […][Continue reading...] about GeneTestNow.com Initiative
It is fall TV season and I have been sampling some of the new drama shows. And as part of the sampling, I am noticing which fictional TV characters have backstories of being veterans. The first episode of the new TV series LETHAL WEAPON mentions in passing that one of the two leads — Martin […][Continue reading...] about Where Are the TV Fictional Portrayals of Veterans in Daily Life?
In my family when I start talking about something to do with the Holocaust, I invariably get the response “Does it have to be the Holocaust?” (usually accompanied by a groan). The comment is a reference to the anecdote from years ago about a major Hollywood studio exec (who shall be unnamed) asking that same […][Continue reading...] about Does It Have to Be the Holocaust?
On August 31 I returned from a trip to Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin — the first time I had been in Germany since my husband and I left Munich in May of 1972 when my husband’s active duty commitment with the U.S. Army had been completed. When I arranged to return to the U.S. on […][Continue reading...] about Reflections on Sept. 1 of 1939 and 2016