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2014-02-18 08:27:24

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shakespeare was a fraud, according to the novel "The Shakespeare Conspiracy" by Ted Bacino. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/PH66584-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/PH66584-b ) And now, the comedy-thriller stage version of the book opens next month in Illinois at Artists' Ensemble Theater, the professional theater in residence at Rockford University. The play, written by Bacino and Rufus Cadigan, had...

2011-05-04 14:29:00

ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt's new book, "The Eichmann Trial," is gaining widespread recognition this spring, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the world's first internationally televised trial. But the trial's biggest legacy, says the Emory University professor, is that victims of the Holocaust got to tell their stories to a worldwide audience. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2009-09-03 10:58:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC protested the decision of El Mundo, one of Spain's leading newspapers, to publish an interview with the notorious British Holocaust denier David Irving this weekend, as part of its coverage of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. "David Irving has made a career out of lying," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "For El Mundo to bill a Holocaust denier as an 'expert' and 'innovative thinker' heaps shame...

2009-04-07 08:57:00

HDOT.org translated into Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Turkish ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Holocaust Denial on Trial (HDOT.org), a Web site founded by Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt to teach about the dangers of Holocaust denial and demonstrate how deniers distort historical evidence of the Holocaust, is re-launching in four new languages: Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Turkish. These translations are designed to spread the original site's messages to areas where...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

By MEG JONES Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" posed the controversial theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, moved to France and fathered offspring who, in turn, spawned the bloodline that became part of French royalty. For the millions who read the book or watched the movie, it was either believable or just an excuse for a page-turner. But was it true? Documentary filmmaker Bruce Burgess is determined to find out. "Bloodline" -- showing Saturday and Sunday afternoons this...

2008-10-02 12:03:50

British law enforcement officials, acting at the request of German authorities, arrested a leading Holocaust denier as he landed at London Heathrow Airport. Fredrick Toben was held for publishing "anti-Semitic and/or revisionist" material from 2000-04, The Times of London reported. He is accused of running an Internet site that argues the Nazis didn't kill millions of Jews during World War II. Holocaust denial isn't against the law in Britain but it is a serious crime in Germany, where...

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2007-02-26 09:35:00

JERUSALEM -- Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets, but the Oscar-winning director said the evidence was based on sound statistics. "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries - small caskets used to store bones - discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to...

2006-08-17 11:18:22

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli government, Jewish groups and the mayor of Paris on Thursday condemned an Iranian exhibition of cartoons on the Nazi Holocaust, accusing Tehran of spreading hatred and trivializing the murder of six million Jews. Organizers of Iran's International Holocaust Cartoon's Contest said the museum exhibit, which has drawn more than 200 entries, aims to challenge Western taboos about the discussing the Holocaust. Israeli government...

2006-07-10 11:46:39

LONDON (Reuters) - Two historians who lost a plagiarism case against the British publishers of Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" plan to appeal against the verdict, court officials said on Monday. The officials said the appeal could take place later this year, but no specific date has been set. The Bookseller reported the appeal was due to be heard in early 2007. Random House, which won the copyright case earlier this year at the High Court in London, expressed...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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