How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Plus Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter will end supply of kosher meat
Menachem Bodner last saw his brother at Auschwitz when he was 4
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
Plus endorsements, endorsements
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery
A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.
Plus Annan would leave Assad, the Big Baby and his knishes, and more
Charming the crowd in his keynote speech at the AIPAC conference, Israeli prime minister conjures Auschwitz and Haman to make case against Iran
Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more
Prominent publicist Torossian condemns Obama
My life as an accidental Holocaust expert—and why I decided to quit
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
Menachem Youlus arrested for selling bogus rescued Torahs and pocketing the profits
The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus the Auschwitz abortionist, a Hillary-less Sit Room, and more
More than a million people visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland each year, where they’re led by specially trained tour guides charged with telling—and retelling—a story of unimaginable horror
But it’s so heavy!
Plus sanctions for Glenn Beck, and more in the news
After World War II, many Polish Jews abandoned their faith. Now their children are rediscovering the religion and culture that was hidden from them.
Plus Israel picks a side on Sudan, and more
Eisen, son of Czech Jew, is appointed
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more