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.
As Joshua Rubenstein’s new ‘The Last Days of Stalin’ makes clear, an empire that sows fear reaps it
Seventy-seven years to the day after the Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist died, the great chronicler of prewar Europe still has much to tell us
How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933
Tay, Microsoft’s social media chat bot, quickly became a testing ground for Internet trolls who lassoed the program with weird and hateful messages
Trump recently claimed he didn’t know about white supremacist and anti-Semite David Duke, but the presidential hopeful finally disavowed him
Kevin Wheatcroft owns more Third Reich stuff than anyone. His stockpile includes Hitler’s Mercedes and bed.
‘Macabre’ Führer-branded treats gain popularity in India
But ‘priceless’ table from the Führer’s yacht remains in New Jersey
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
Nearly 18,000 Twitter insults posted after Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague win
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
But Hungarians were exploiting and killing Jews years before the Nazis arrived
Links passports issued to Russians in Crimea to Nazi population transfers
Bidding on Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto starts at $20,000
Most Nazi analogies are hyperbolic and irresponsible. But not all of them.
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.
Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news
His thoughts on Jewish strength, Jewish weakness, and the secret history of the Judeo-Episcopate in America
Plus chaos during Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to Uman, and more in the news
The latest Pinterest prank
Thomas McKittrick, head of the Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements, was a key go-between for the Axis and the Allies
Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for boycott of winemaker Vini Lunardelli
Because there’s always time for a quick round of nein holes
School apologizes for misguided congratulatory banner, blames freshmen
A JCPenney billboard is bringing out the worst in all of us
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?