The American rabbi entered Buchenwald moments after its liberation
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai
Menachem Bodner last saw his brother at Auschwitz when he was 4
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child
In My Mother’s Wars, Lillian Faderman recalls her single mother’s frustrated efforts to save her family from the Holocaust
Plus the proliferation of the “Israel Lobby” in popular culture
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
Why couldn’t Soviet Jews see the dictator—who died 60 years ago—for the anti-Semitic murderer that he was?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture
The past and the future meet for a crucial mission
Jews flocked to retreats like Marienbad, but what couldn’t be healed was Europe’s anti-Semitism
Claudia Roth has some explaining to do
Yale’s pioneering archive of Shoah testimonies reshaped the way tragedies are remembered. But are we listening?
Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews
From actor to victim, expect to see more of it
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Debating the meaning of the milestone
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
In my grandfather’s village, I found the man he’d been before memories of the Holocaust destroyed him
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
After half a century tracking down Nazis for prosecution, Serge Klarsfeld says his work continues
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival