Readers’ Corner: March 8, 2010 |

Readers’ Corner: March 8, 2010

Get free tax help:

You can still get appointments with HelpLine Information and Assistance for the AARP Tax-Aide program.

This service offers free help with the preparation of 2009 federal and state income tax returns and is available to people of all ages with middle and low income, with special attention to those 60 and older. The program is staffed by local volunteers who are IRS-trained and certified.

Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through April 12 – be prepared to stay two hours. Call (530) 273-2273 for an appointment, directions and details on what to bring. No walk-ins will be accepted.


This will give you chills:

It’s about someone who knows why people say, “Never again.”

After World War II, the victorious Allied nations conducted numerous war crimes trials of accused war criminals. The most notable trial was for the prosecution of 22 prominent members of the political, military and economic leadership of defeated Nazi Germany. These trials were held in Nuremberg. Many additional trials were held throughout Germany to try lesser leaders and others accused of war crimes during the war.

Frederick Baer, a Midwestern attorney, was commissioned to be part of the prosecution team for the Allied nations. These trials were held in various locations throughout Germany, including Dachau, the infamous concentration camp. Baer was charged with gathering evidence and helping prosecute many of these defendants. While there, he had the opportunity to visit the Nuremberg trial while it was in session.

Through his detailed diary, Baer has left us a fascinating story of his experiences. His son, Douglas Baer, will read excerpts from his diary, highlighting legal and ethical issues surrounding the trials.

This moving presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh St.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to

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