Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays
Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Claude Lanzmann has a book
Plus, Claude Lanzmann detained, Assad’s emails, and more in the news
Plus mazel to Neil, and more
Today on Tablet
Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made
A collection of Vasily Grossman’s shorter work offers a chance to reassess the Soviet master’s life and legacy. A conversation with Grossman translator Robert Chandler.
Plus Israel and Turkey near deal, and more in the news
Are there right and wrong ways of looking at Holocaust-era photographs?
Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ a Jewish revenge fantasy, does violence to Jewish morality
‘Burn these books,’ candidate once said of Hebrew works