Author: Charles L. Klotzer

Coming of age on Kristallnacht

My Bar Mizvah in Berlin, Germany, was scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 1938. However, the night of November 9 lasting through November 10, Nazis launched a night and day of terror attacks against Jews in Germany and Austria. The Nazi’s attacks were revenge for the killing of Ernst vom Rath on November 7, 1938, who

The top censored stories of 2015-2016

The Journalism Review’s presentation of the top censored stories of 2015-2016 extends the tradition originated by Professor Carl Jensen and his Sonoma State University students in 1976. That tradition now includes faculty and students from campuses across North America. During this year’s cycle, Project Censored reviewed 235 validated independent news stories representing the collective efforts

Leo Drey: Progressive Pioneer

CHARLES KLOTZER / Leo Drey left us at the age of 98. It was in the mid-sixties that I first met Leo. He had heard about struggling FOCUS/Midwest magazine and wondered how it was doing. We met in his unpretentious office--no secretary. You just walked in. The simplicity of his and his wife’s

Benjamin Israel remembered

By CHARLES KLOTZER / Benjamin Israel, 65, died Monday after a lengthy period of ill health. There will be no funeral for Mr. Israel, who donated his body “ to serve science after death.” A memorial service is scheduled Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. at the St. Louis Art Museum in the East Building