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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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Germany’s Jewish Community Elects New Leader

Israeli-born doctor Josef Schuster to helm country’s Central Council of Jews

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The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

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Germany Voted World’s Favorite Country

Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index

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German Town Pulls One Over on Neo-Nazis

Turns annual extremist march into a fundraiser for a very good cause

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The Jewish Exiles Return to Germany

Jürgen Habermas recalls philosophers and sociologists of Jewish background as returnees in the early Federal Republic Of Germany

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A German-Jewish Zionist Explains Why Anti-Semitism Is All the Same

Faced with specific pressures in Europe, a writer asks, ‘Would I think and write in a different way if there were no Israel?’

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Three New Synagogues Dedicated Across Europe

German city of Cottbus gets first synagogue since 1938, in a former church

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Reexamining FDR’s Response to Kristallnacht

Ken Burns and others call it impressive, but the truth is less inspiring

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