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Jesus (Shuttlesworth) Goes to Auschwitz

Ray Allen visits Poland, bickers with Internet trolls, and comes back with profound insights about the human condition

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Mrs. Herskovitz’s Kimono

How the search for a singular victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb led back to Buchenwald

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Should ‘Harry Potter’ Be Included in the Canon of Holocaust Literature?

On the young wizard’s 37th birthday, 20 years after the launch of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ a look at how the series is still many children’s first introduction to the concept of evil

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‘I Had Fun During the Holocaust’

Documentary airing tonight on PBS tells the incredible story of three Italian brothers who return to Italy to look for the cave where they hid during the war

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Farewell George Romero, the I.B. Singer of the Zombie Movie

The American master of horror and the Yiddish writer have a surprising amount in common, including a disdain for humanism and its platitudes

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Israeli Artist Steals Auschwitz Relics for Controversial Exhibition

Among the things she stole is the sign prohibiting visitors from stealing

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At Simone Veil’s Funeral, a Fight About Who Are France’s ‘True Jews’

A tiff over saying Kaddish brings out simmering tensions between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews about the Holocaust, religion, and the future of Jewish life in France

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In a Masterful New Book, an Author Looks to Holocaust Memorials for Clues to His Family’s Fate

Victor Ripp’s ‘Hell’s Traces’ is a fine meditation on trying to make sense of history’s ultimate senseless act of violence

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The Coerced Community of Theresienstadt

H.G. Adler survived the Holocaust to write a monumental, meticulous study of the Nazi’s ‘model community,’ one of the first of its kind, in German. Why did it take so long to be translated to English?

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A Holocaust Story From the White Pages

An ‘archaeologist of bureaucracy’ traces the ghostly lives of foreign Jews in Italy during World War II

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A New Ballet Matches Jewish Jewliet with Nazi Romeo

It’s as terrible and offensive as it sounds.

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U.S. Holocaust Museum Launches Kickstarter to Preserve Diaries

  • Inspired by Anne Frank, the museum seeks to translate and digitize 200 never-before-seen diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors

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Concentration Camp: The Eichmann Trial and the Origins of Punk Rock

Donald Trump might Make Punk Great Again, but in America, it was traumatized, and defiant, Jews who made it

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Mensches on Motorcycles

For its annual Ride 2 Remember, the Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance convenes in a new city every June, raising money for Holocaust awareness along the way

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The Symphony at Terezín

Near the former Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic, a 13-piece orchestra played music composed by prisoners during the Holocaust

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NBA Great Ray Allen Is on a Mission to Educate Everybody About the Holocaust

The Holocaust Memorial Council member visits Poland

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Bust of Elie Wiesel May Soon Be Featured in Capitol Building

A bill to commission a sculpture of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning writer and Holocaust activist has been introduced by members of Congress

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Honoring Chiune Sugihara, Righteous Among the Nations

A ceremony in D.C. paid respect to the Japanese diplomat who saved my mother’s life

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How Did Itzik Wittenberg, Hero of the Vilna Ghetto, Die?

The answer defines moral views of resistance and martyrdom, and says more about the version of history being told than it does about Wittenberg himself

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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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Brazilian Grade School Gets Flak for Its Methods of Teaching the Holocaust

In response, the Brazilian Jewish Federation is helping to hone the school’s curriculum

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Cannonball Moment

Episode 86: Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein asks whether we can joke about the Holocaust, and ‘Jesuitical’ podcast host Ashley McKinless brings Easter baskets

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Tel Aviv’s Chief Rabbi, a Holocaust Survivor Himself, Calls Syrian Crisis ‘a Holocaust’

Yisrael Meir Lau, who was liberated from Buchenwald when he was 8, has called for action

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Is Evidence from a War-Crimes Tribunal Art?

A confusing and challenging show of Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto images opens this weekend at the MFA Boston

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Hungary’s Ugly State-Sponsored Holocaust Revisionism

Does it matter if a country consciously lies about its past? An excerpt from the new book, ‘The End of Europe.’

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Are We Allowed to Joke About the Holocaust?

A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’

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‘Joe’s Violin,’ From Germany to the Bronx

The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx

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The Holocaust Should Never Be Minimized

A bit review in ‘The New Yorker’ provides an unfortunate master class in how to relativize and de-emphasize the Holocaust’s unparalleled horrors

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