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How the Postwar Shift of Global Power to Washington Set the Stage for Today’s Geopolitics

A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East

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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.

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Why Didn’t FDR Help European Jews? Hints in His Decision To Intern Japanese Americans

Now, 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of civilians in WWII, it may revisit the ruling

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‘The Monuments Men’ Shows How America Saved Paintings While Letting Jews Die

Audiences may not feel quite so good about the new George Clooney film once they learn the full story behind WWII art rescue efforts

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Daybreak: Obama Sets Goals for Israel Trip

Plus taking another look at FDR and the Jews

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Kissing Cousins

My grandmother set me up with a cute, Jewish girl. We had a lot in common—including our family tree.

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Executive Dish

Noshing at the White House, last month and through the years