A Polish Village’s Secret

A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.

Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

In Defense of Bloodlands

The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust

Responding to Readers

On Anna Breslaw, survivors, and Tablet

Breaking Bad Karma

How the cancer victim at the center of the AMC series justifies my skepticism of Holocaust survivors

Almost All Survivors Now Get Reparations

Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc

Gospel Music’s Jewish Genius

The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music

Swastikas, Taken in Stride

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug

My Father’s Holocaust Secret

A yellowed photo hidden with an heirloom watch led me to discover a prewar life I never knew existed

Held Captive By Mel Gibson

In a strange new Kindle Single, Heaven and Mel, Joe Eszterhas again recounts the unmaking of a Maccabee epic

‘Ignore Hitler,’ Indeed

Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good

A Hidden Jew’s Hidden Art

The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided

The Treblinka Gold Rush

After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps

Grandma’s Lost Challah, Found

How I discovered a recipe for the sourdough bread my grandmother made, before she died in the Holocaust

My Mother’s Loving Silence

A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.

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