Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Plus the Free Gaza Movement’s promotion of Holocaust revision
Avoiding the U.N. circus would have sent a stronger message about the gravity of the Iranian threat
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
Pitt to direct a movie about the technology giant’s role in the Holocaust
Plus Mass. rabbis and Jewish organizations weigh in on assisted suicide
A busy week in Holocaust misappropriation
Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
On Anna Breslaw, survivors, and Tablet
How the cancer victim at the center of the AMC series justifies my skepticism of Holocaust survivors
Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc
The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music
Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug
A yellowed photo hidden with an heirloom watch led me to discover a prewar life I never knew existed
In a strange new Kindle Single, Heaven and Mel, Joe Eszterhas again recounts the unmaking of a Maccabee epic
Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good
The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
How I discovered a recipe for the sourdough bread my grandmother made, before she died in the Holocaust
A Holocaust survivor, she nurtured me with silence. This Mother’s Day, I’ll mourn for her—quietly.
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
My grandfather never talked about his time in a concentration camp. Five years after his death, I finally heard his story.
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.