The Jewish Woman Who Was the Liaison Between the Nazis and American Rescue Groups

In 1941, Gertrude van Tijn traveled to Lisbon in a last-ditch effort to save Europe’s Jews from annihilation. She was already too late.

Supporting Ukraine Means Opposing Anti-Semitic Nationalism Now, Not Later

Three historians argue that the threat of far-right extremists is no less urgent than the military danger from Moscow

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

For Centuries, Jews Ruled Poland’s Liquor Trade. Why Was That Legacy Forgotten?

Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns

Young Pakistanis Are Asking: If There Can Be Secular Jews, Why Not Atheist Muslims?

In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state

For the Kremlin, Ukrainian Anti-Semitism Is a Tool for Scaring Russians in Crimea

But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev

With Civil War Looming, Ukrainians Agree on One Thing: No One Knows What’s Next

Jews in Kiev say the protests were about democracy; others in Odessa believe the Maidan was full of Nazis. Now what?

Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there

After Yanukovych, Maidan’s Next Fight Will Be To Preserve a Ukraine Safe for Minorities

Russia has likened the protests to pogroms, but Jews have joined the movement because what’s at stake is an independent future

When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh

Remember How Danes Donned Yellow Stars To Protect the Jews? That Never Happened.

But a new play explores the equally amazing—and real—tale of how an SS chief foiled Hitler’s plan to exterminate the country’s Jews

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

In Trouble, Turkey’s Leader Blames Israel—Raising Tension for His Country’s Jews


Many blame Recep Tayyip Erdogan for rising anti-Semitism, but the legacy of his conspiracy-mongering may outlast his rule

How China Is Behind the Nuclear Program of Iran—and Every Other Rogue State

Beijing proved masterful at enabling Pyongyang to expand its program, and did the same for Pakistan. Now it’s Tehran’s turn.

Leader of French Jewish Group Has a Plan for Countering Anti-Semitism: Downplaying Zionism

Amid rising anxiety, CRIF President Roger Cukierman tells journalists his group shouldn’t be seen as an annex to the Israeli embassy

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