Spotlight: Poland. Temperature: 90 degrees and climbing.
Spotlight: Austria. Temperature: 90 degrees.
During the mid 19th century, the island’s Jewish population reached 900, but after much emigration, by World War II only around 300 Jews were left, all in Hania.
The future of Europe’s dwindling Jewish communities is bleak.
In the popular imagination, Albert Einstein is a benign, whimsical and endearing old man. Yet of course, the real Einstein was more complex—though he was brilliant and had his fanciful quirks, in many ways he was also self-absorbed and careless, obsessive and absent-minded to the point of callousness.