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A Far-Right Party Just Became the Third-Largest Force in the German Bundestag. Here’s What It Means.

German politics just went from being reassuringly boring to ominously contentious

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Oktoberfest Was Invented by Jews

German beer culture’s surprising origins

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The Holocaust Play That Helped the Roman Catholic Church Reject Anti-Semitism

‘The Deputy,’ staged in West Berlin in 1963, was the first German drama to take on the horrors of the Holocaust and Pope Pius XII’s moral failures in World War II

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Blow Up the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

What’s the right way to remember both victims and perpetrators of great crimes?

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Hitler’s Math

Germany in the 1930s: The Great mathematician Abraham A. Fraenkel remembers the challenges he and his Jewish colleagues faced under the slow rise of the Nazis

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Frauke Petry, the New Face of Germany’s Anti-Immigrant Right

In a candid Tablet magazine interview, the rising politician talks about her rejection of Islam, being called a neo-Nazi, and why Jews should see European nationalism as a welcome development

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German Court Rules Synagogue Burning Is Merely Anti-Israel Criticism, Not Anti-Semitism

If attacking Europe’s Jews over the purported acts of Middle Eastern Jews isn’t the definition of historical anti-Semitism, what is?

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High Demand in Germany for Annotated ‘Mein Kampf’

The publisher that secured the rights to print an annotated version of Hitler’s manifesto said the book was a bestseller in 2016

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Between Two Worlds, Belonging to Neither

New editions of the enduring scholarly work of Philipp Jaffé, the Polish Jew who was a groundbreaking German medievalist

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Guilt Trip

This week on Unorthodox, Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim

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Germany’s Hot New Party Thinks America Is ‘Run by Zionists’

The troubling rise of ‘Alternative for Germany’

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Germany and the Concept of Collective Guilt

Do only psychopaths commit horrible mass crimes, or are we all more responsible than we are willing to admit? Two new histories of the Nazi war machine examine their leaders—and their soldiers.

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‘Mein Kampf’ Is No. 2 Bestseller in Germany; Dalai Lama’s Book Comes in at No. 3

A new, almost 2,000-page annotated version of Mein Kampf is going hot off the shelves in Germany

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Looking To Lease? Consider Goebbels’ Country Villa

The Nazi propaganda master built a huge mansion north of Berlin in 1936, which has been for sale for 15 years with no takers. Bid away.

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Catalogues and Critical Scholarship: The Fate of Jewish Collections in 19th-Century Germany

Tracing the birth of ‘Jewish studies’ as we know it

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In the Footsteps of Martin Luther and Jesus

The German and Israeli tourism bureaus are marketing ‘spiritual tours’ to celebrate 50 years since the countries have had diplomatic relations

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In Berlin, a New Beginning

At the European Maccabi Games, an estimated 2,000 Jews convened at the site of the 1936 Olympics for a week of competition, remembrance, and moving on

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Plan For Holocaust Memorial ‘Stumbling Stones’ Takes a Tumble

The Munich City Council continued its ban on Stolpersteine, a vote supported by a local Jewish leader. But plans are in the works for other commemorations.

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How One of the World’s Leading Geneticists Recovered His Family’s Stolen Legacy

Will an art restitution allow Michael Hayden to reconnect with his German roots?

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The Vanished Stumbling Stones of Villingen

A German Holocaust memorial marking Jewish deaths with engraved cobblestones meets resistance in a southern town

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Crimes Against Jews on Rise in Germany

Anti-Semitic offenses climbed over 25% last year

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Władysław Bartoszewski Dies at 93

Former Polish foreign minister, an Auschwitz survivor, masterminded Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews

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Visiting Buchenwald With My Grandfather

I knew I’d feel sad on our trip to Germany. I wasn’t expecting to be so angry.

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German Nobel Laureate Günter Grass Dies at 87

Novelist who reckoned with country’s post-war legacy leaves complex legacy

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‘I Am Very Jewish in Berlin’

Voices from Europe: Talking to young Israelis living in the German capital

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A Flourless Hazelnut Torte for Passover

How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert

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Tuvia Tenenbom Is a Weak, Insecure, Blustery Jew

‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’

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Being Jewish in Germany, Then Switzerland

Voices from Europe: Questions of identity, visibility follow a move to Basel

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The Women Who Came Before Her

In my daughter’s eyes, nose, and spirit, I see her strong, diverse foremothers

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Berlin Exhibit Explores Ritual Circumcision

Jewish Museum shows custom in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian contexts

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