In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
‘Let us act in keeping with the lessons of that dark night by speaking out against anti-Semitism and intolerance’
As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.
Two fine one-act plays, ‘Bad Jews’ and ‘The Model Apartment,’ tackle the Shoah with unflinching dark humor
What drove a veteran producer to champion—against all odds—a thriller on Polish-Jewish relations
A wave of American-influenced pop artists rethinks the Holocaust, Israelis, and shtetl stereotypes
Mike Myers’ classic characters—plus Madonna and Babs—together in a buddy flick about anti-Semitism. What could go wrong?
‘Bad Jews’ is a bitingly funny depiction of young American Jews
Ladislav Rovinský isn’t Jewish—but that gives him the freedom to insist that Košice confront its wartime history
Munich designer says game is an educational tool about Frank’s life in hiding
Say $200 million Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935
A newly translated excerpt unearths the lives—from the shtetl to Auschwitz—of ancestors who died before the author was born
The longtime Yad Vashem historian died Tuesday in Jerusalem at age 90
The Jewish Museum exhibit features the painter’s work from 1930 to 1948
A few guesses as to why Nintendo passed on the perplexing game
40 of the suspected former guards alive in Germany, many will face charges
It was only a matter of time before we heard this
My husband’s grandmother’s family was decimated by the Nazis. But at 95, she discovered relatives she never knew.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes lost his reputation and his home. Now the grandson of a man he saved tries to restore both.
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