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  • The quiet man

    No one ever put it together back then, the glowering Nazi monster and the friendly, smiling man behind the facade. No one, it would appear, but the good people of Ellenville. A symbol had come to town that spring. It was 1938, and the symbol’s name was Max Schmeling, a German heavyweight fighter who for [...]

  • Forgotten hero has his day

    He was one of the greatest heroes of World War II. A pampered son of the Swedish upper class, he was a diplomat from a neutral country who saved the lives of an estimated 100,000 Hungarian Jews at the end of World War II. He’s one of only two people in history to be given [...]