Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

Joseph Goebbels’s Violin

The haunted history of a famous violin

Hitler on the Campaign Trail

Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season

Daybreak: Michael Oren Denies GOP Remark

Plus India’s Hitler store gets a new name

The Best Holocaust Novel Ever

Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation

Politics and Poetry

Trying to make sense of Shakespeare’s politics, a complicated web of ideas and contradictions that attracted and repelled some of modern history’s most notorious leaders

Heavy Burden

A new documentary discusses the legacy of a Nazi filmmaker with his heirs

U.K. Kids Think Auschwitz Is Theme Park

But only some of them, in a multiple-choice poll

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