Faustian Bargain

The singular horror of the Holocaust is being lost in exchange for enshrining rare moments of inspiration and universal narratives of suffering

See How It Runs

‘Maus,’ at 25, Goes ‘Meta’

Uncertain Future

The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.

Kanye Is Like Murdered Jews, Hitler, Says Kanye

He is practically begging Drake to respond!

Israeli Orchestra Plays Wagner in Germany

Think of it as a wonderful bit of revenge

Lithuanian Holocaust Memorial Vandalized

Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked

Ordinary People

Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.

Fall of Paris

Sarah’s Key, the new film version of the acclaimed 2007 novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, recounts a Nazi-ordered deportation of French Jews, once as personal trauma and then again as forgotten history

Camp Lessons

Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?

Lost and Found

In The Lost Children, Tara Zahra tells the heartbreaking stories of child survivors of World War II, whose fate was often decided by ideological battles, policy debates, and lingering ethnic tensions

Sundown: NYT Taps Jill Abramson

Plus survivors benefits, Ofer Contra, and more

Despite Everything, Tiki Barber Is Good at Heart

Once and future running back unleashes Holocaust analogy

Into the Fire

In David Unger’s novel The Price of Escape, a refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in a Guatemalan port town only to find himself in a new kind of hell

Sundown: Fifty Pounds of Chickpea

Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more

His Jewish Problem

A few years ago, Israel Shamir’s anti-Israel vitriol would have been marginal and largely ignored. But in the age of WikiLeaks, a Holocaust-doubter can become a legitimate source of news. Part 2 of 2.

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