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The Merry Widow’s Fling With Hitler

The strange side story of the 1905 comic operetta, which is being presented by the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve

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Austria Is About To Send This Jew to Jail for Making a Restitution Claim. Why?

Stephan Templ, known for documenting stolen Jewish property, was convicted after failing to name other heirs—but sees it as payback

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Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

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The Lost World

Why Gregor von Rezzori yearned for an era he never knew