Through Genesis awards, former NY mayor grants “ideas that would measurably better people’s lives”
Longtime Forward columnist co-founded Moment magazine with Elie Wiesel
New ‘Holocaust Cellar’ is the first public learning center of its kind in Romania
NYC mayor given remembrance award for ‘visionary leadership,’ philanthropy
Two fine one-act plays, ‘Bad Jews’ and ‘The Model Apartment,’ tackle the Shoah with unflinching dark humor
The longtime Yad Vashem historian died Tuesday in Jerusalem at age 90
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
The project between the President and Laureate is not happening
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
A collision of memory and amnesia in America and abroad.
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A proposal to redevelop Washington’s Old Post Office includes ambitious but ill-defined plans for a museum of world Jewish history
Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust
The singular horror of the Holocaust is being lost in exchange for enshrining rare moments of inspiration and universal narratives of suffering
The mystery of Anne Sinclair and her steadfast support of her husband
Plus Obama at AIPAC, Obama vs. Iran, and more
Transfigurations: iterations of the Holocaust for Christian teens, boxing enthusiasts, bibliophiles, history buffs, and neo-Sebaldians
Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.
Books that instruct, books that edify
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
It’s time for Israel to rethink its rejection of the Armenian Genocide
Jews of Madison Avenue, Jews of Broadway
Madoff imagined, and more