Behind the Hitler-themed controversies in India
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.
Against the Jewish belief in apocalypse
Plus Cornell students protest joint Technion campus in NYC, and more
The German Jewish writer Joseph Roth, whose letters are newly translated, chronicled the death of 19th century Europe and the rise of its darker heir
Nearly 50 years after Walt Disney’s death, biographers and fans still debate if he was an anti-Semite. A better question might be why we still care.
Plus Hitler’s little book, Hitch deploys Yiddish, and more
The Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño’s The Third Reich is, like much of his fiction, filled with Nazis, the ultimate evil
Despite his notorious pro-Hitler comments at Cannes, Lars von Trier is more of a Jew than he knows and Melancholia a more Jewish movie than he realizes
Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more
Today on Tablet
The three brave Viennese Jewish swimmers who boycotted Hitler’s Olympics
Performances of Wagner’s music are effectively banned in Israel. Should they be?
Think of it as a wonderful bit of revenge
In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg
Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.
Plus Farkas for presidente! and more
Plus Hitler the abortionist, the Sabbath Manifesto, and more
Plus Jews compliment Hitler, Who Dat?!, and more
Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?
At least according to Shmuley Boteach book
Art was stolen by—and then from—Nazis