Ruth Ellen Gruber

Ruth Ellen Gruber writes frequently about Jewish cultural and heritage issues and coordinates the web site Jewish Heritage Europe. Her Twitter feed is @ruthellengruber.

70 Years Later, Memory of Nazi Massacre Still Divides Some Italians—and Unites Others

The victims of the Ardeatine Caves murders included partisans, Jews, and a Sardinian folk star named Gavino De Lunas

Remembering Murdered Researcher Jiři Fiedler

Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment

When Pete Seeger Brought Bluegrass—and His Banjo—to Czechoslovakia in 1964

The late folk icon’s performance was the first ever to feature the instrument

Plan To Open Another Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Criticism—From Jews

Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism

Heym on the Range

Bonanza creator David Dortort, who died in September, drew inspiration from his family’s immigrant story

Pure and Complicated

An exhibition devoted to mikvahs taps into Austria’s troubled past—and complex present

My Hanukkah Gift

A writer’s reflections on her olive grove and a holiday ritual

Stick and Stones

Representations of women in Romania’s Jewish cemeteries

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