New publications from Rutu Modan and Michel Kichka offer bittersweet depictions of the complicated history of 20th-century Jews
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
A recent wave of performances turns Jewish composers into shadow images defined only by their status as Hitler’s victims
In a new book, Heidi Ravven draws on philosophy, history, and neuroscience to argue that ethical behavior comes from looking outward, not within
Giovanni Palatucci wasn’t a rescuer—he was a Nazi collaborator
Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.
94-year-old Michael Karkoc has been in the United States since 1949
Today would have been her 84th birthday
Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion
‘How to Make it to the Promised Land’ based on Ellen Umansky’s short story
Talking to survivors and thinking about Israel’s recent immigration decision
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
A student survey about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising reflects the country’s new nuanced approach to the past
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well
Some historians see the best-selling writer’s new novel The Storyteller as trash. Here’s why they are wrong.
Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
My relative wrote one of the Shoah’s most revealing documents. Why doesn’t anyone know of it?
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
Plus John Kerry throws a brushback pitch at North Korea
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Remembering a Holocaust survivor who died saving his students
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
One in five Holocaust survivors in Israel goes hungry. We must fix this shame right away.
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum
Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan