I recently sat down with Emmy award winner Adele Arakawa, co-anchor of the 5 & 10PM news at 9News. She is and was the consummate journalist. She takes her job very seriously and has really appreciated her time here in Denver and the station that believed in her. She is set to retire from 9News on July 1 of this year. For this respected anchor, the date marks 24 years in this market. She is uncomfortable at the thought of being a role model, but from my perspective, she is. Below is a condensed version of my interview with Adele Arakawa:
Go back in time and try to imagine slipping snugly into the ball turret of a B-17 during World War II. Listen to part of an interview Howard Wedgle did with Len Estrin who was one of those select group of men, who were “just doing their job”.
I had the incredible honor of interviewing Len Estrin, who currently is a volunteer at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Len was a ball turret gunner on a B-17 during World War II with the rank of Corporal/Staff Sergeant.
By Howard M. Wedgle
Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia, at a time in the early part of the 20th century of great upheaval, both in Europe and across the Asian continent. This was not lost on the Jews who lived under his rule. Jews had a difficult time under the reign of the Czar, who, while not openly hostile to Russian Jews, also bore no good will towards them. Cossacks routinely stormed villages all through Mother Russia, while in the larger cities, other methods were used to keep the Jews ‘in their place’. It was in this environment that my maternal grandfather and grandmother lived in a small town known as Tiraspol.
By Mark Margulies
My father was a rebel. And we knew it.
Born in 1906, he grew up in Williamsburg Brooklyn, then a working class neighborhood where many immigrant families, making their first ‘step up’ in America, came to resettle. [Read more…]
It all began January 30, 1933 when the Nazi party came to power. Twelve years of nationalistic, socialistic dictatorship. Immediately, Hitler imprisoned anyone who opposed him.
On March 21, 1933, The Munich Press announced the opening of a concentration camp,
near Dachau, to accommodate the overpopulation of prisoners. Soon, life for Jews in Germany and anywhere where the German hand was felt, had forever changed.
Eventually, camps in Germany and Poland were designed with one thing in mind: to exterminate the Jews. One-third of the Jewish population, six million, met an untimely and cruel death.