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
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.
Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.